Cowboys vs Commanders Faceoff

The Dallas Cowboys and Washington Commanders just faced off in a thrilling NFL game on January 7, 2024! It was a close battle, but ultimately, the Cowboys emerged victorious with a score of 38-10.

Cowboys Dominate with Offense:

The Cowboys’ offense was on fire throughout the game, led by quarterback Dak Prescott. Prescott threw for 250 yards and 3 touchdowns, connecting with receivers CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup, and Tony Pollard for big plays.

Dak Prescott Dallas Cowboys

Ezekiel Elliott also had a strong performance on the ground, rushing for 75 yards and a touchdown. The Cowboys’ offensive line did a great job protecting Prescott and opening up running lanes for Elliott, making it difficult for the Commanders’ defense to keep up.

Commanders Struggle Despite Strong Start:

The Commanders started the game well, with quarterback Taylor Heinicke leading them on a touchdown drive on their first possession. However, their offense stalled after that, and they were unable to sustain any drives against the Cowboys’ tough defense.

Taylor Heinicke Washington Commanders

Heinicke finished the game with 150 yards and a touchdown, but he also threw two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown by Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs. The Commanders’ running game was also held in check, with Brian Robinson Jr. only managing 35 yards on the ground.

Key Moments:

  • The Cowboys took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a Prescott touchdown pass to Lamb.
  • The Commanders tied the game at 7-7 early in the second quarter on a Heinicke touchdown pass to Terry McLaurin.
  • The Cowboys pulled ahead for good with a 14-yard touchdown run by Elliott later in the second quarter.
  • Prescott threw two more touchdown passes in the second half, one to Gallup and one to Pollard, to put the game out of reach for the Commanders.

Cowboys Clinch NFC East with Win:

This win was crucial for the Cowboys, as it clinched the NFC East division title for them. They will now host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs next weekend. The Commanders, on the other hand, are eliminated from playoff contention with this loss.

Overall, it was a dominant performance by the Dallas Cowboys, who used their strong offense and opportunistic defense to defeat the Washington Commanders and win the NFC East division title.