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Dallas Cowboys keep it rolling as Dak and offense turn it on late against Redskins

The Dallas Cowboys took control in the second half and improved to 2-0 after taking out the Washington Redskins 31-21 at FedExField Sunday afternoon.

The Cowboys scored on five consecutive possessions to close out the game. Dak Prescott threw for 269 yards and three touchdowns on 26 of 30 passing. He threw his first interception on a tipped pass in the first half.

Prescott also rushed five times for 69 yards, including a long of 42 yards.

Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 111 yards and a score on 23 carries.

Receivers Devin Smith, Jason Witten and Amari Cooper caught touchdown passes from Prescott. Smith’s came on a 51-yard strike to tie the game at 7-7 in the second quarter.

The Cowboys outgained the Redskins 474 to 255.

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Stefan Stevenson has been covering sports for the Star-Telegram since 1997. He spent five years covering TCU athletics, which included two BCS bowls, two trips to the college World Series and the move to the Big 12. He has covered the Texas Rangers since 2014 and started reporting on the Dallas Cowboys in 2016.