Four field goals by Brett Maher and touchdowns from Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb were enough for the Cowboys to hold off the Commander's 25 to 10, improving their record to 3-and-1 on the season.
A busted coverage by Washington early in the 4th quarter allowed Lamb to break free for a 30-yard touchdown reception that made it a two-possession game that pretty much put the game away.
Cooper Rush avoided a pair of interceptions in the first half by penalties from the Washington defense; Rush ended the game 15-for-27, 223 yards, and two touchdowns.
As I shift to the defense, The Cowboy's defense struggled against the run like normal, giving up over 130 yards on the ground, but that didn't matter; a dominant performance again for the best unit on this football team.
Although only able to register two sacks, the defense found themselves in the face of Carson Wentz all day, forcing quick decisions, only allowing one touchdown all game.
The MVPs of the game were arguably WR Lamb and CB Trevon Diggs, both players created game changing plays. Lamb broke the game open with the first play of the 4th quarter with a touchdown reception. He finished the day with 6 catches for 97 yards and one touchdown.
Diggs had an interception near the end of the first half, and made a huge pass breakup on 4th down in the endzone when the game was still within reach. Diggs is proving to the many doubters that he can be game changer without needing to take the ball away.
At the end of the day, if you would have told me that the Cowboys would be 3-and-1 without Dak Prescott I would have been jumping for joy. Rush is going exactly what he needs to do to win football games.
I also loved the fact that even though the running game didn't have a great stat line, Kellen Moore didn't get away from it. He ran the ball 27 times. I love it.
Cooper Rush sits at 3-and-0 on the season and 4-and-0 overall, dating back to his win last season. Recent news has released that Dak Prescott is eyeing next Sunday's game against the Rams for a possible return.
We should learn by mid-week who will start next week on the road against the defending Super Bowl Champs.