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DAL 47, WAS 16: Gallup, Cowboys Score Big in Empty Season-Ending Victory

The Dallas Cowboys routed the Washington Redskins 47-16 in their 2019 regular-season finale. However, a victory by the Philadelphia Eagles today rendered the game meaningless. Philadelphia has won the NFC East and the Cowboys’ season has ended.

Michael Gallup had three touchdowns catches and 98 yards in a huge performance. Dak Prescott, bad shoulder and all, had over 300 yards passing and four total TD passes.

One of those went to Ezekiel Elliott, who both caught and ran for a pair of touchdowns today. He had a strong 122 rushing rushing yards on just 18 carries to finish the year.

Dallas started slow with just a pair of field goals in the first quarter. Kai Forbath went 4/4 on the day and remained perfect for his three-week stint with the Cowboys, making a nice case to return in 2020.

Indeed, all eyes now turn to 2020. Jason Garrett’s contract now expires and a new era appears to be coming for Dallas at head coach.

We can now close the book on this frustrating, disappointing year. The offseason has begun, and talk about new contracts for players and coaches will start fill up the Cowboys media world. With major decisions both at head coach and starting QB, it could be one of the most important offseasons in franchise history.

Other Notes

  • Amari Cooper had 92 yards on four catches while Randall Cobb had five receptions for 81 yards. Both will be unrestricted free agents in 2020; will the Cowboys looks to maintain their current WR trio?
  • Jason Witten had four catches but none for touchdowns, leaving him just one short of Dez Bryant’s franchise record. While the TE has said he wants to keep playing, he will need a new contract to remain with Dallas.
  • Jaylon Smith got his first career interception on a diving grab early in the game. It’s been a rough year for Jaylon and the Dallas defense overall but hopefully the return of Leighton Vander Esch next year will restore our dynamic duo at linebacker.
  • Outside of two big plays, one 32-yard run by Adrian Peterson and a 65-yard reception from Steven Sims, Dallas did a nice job of shutting down Washington’s offense. The Redskins only had 271 total offensive yards today. Of course, the Cowboys were helped tremendously by the absence of WR Terry McLaurin.

What do you think?

Jess Haynie

Written by Jess Haynie

Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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