The Dallas Cowboys offense started slowly against the Redskins but suddenly got red hot. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from the game.
The Dallas Cowboys were able to earn a victory against another NFC East rival on Sunday, defeating the Washington Redskins at FedExField, 31-21. But in order to get the win, the Cowboys’ offense had to overcome a slow start.
The Cowboys’ first three offensive series ended with a punt, an interception off a tipped ball, and another punt. But the fireworks show for Dallas started in the second quarter and didn’t stop until the final whistle. Let’s take a look at some of the top highlights from the game courtesy of the Dallas Cowboys’ official Twitter page.
Devin Smith 51-Yard Touchdown Reception (2nd Q, 6:18)
Former second-round wideout Devin Smith proved that the Cowboys were right to choose him over Cedrick Wilson Jr. for the last spot on the receiver depth chart during final cuts.
All Smith did was put together ever-improving performances in the preseason combined with standout practices in training camp. This was Smith’s first touchdown reception since November 29, 2015, and only the second ever score in his injury-plagued career so far.
In the above clip, give a lot of credit to the Cowboys’ offensive line and the play action for giving Smith enough time to run this long out-n-in post route. Well protected, Prescott is able to deliver the perfect ball downfield and in-stride.