ARLINGTON, Texas – No McCoy magic on Thanksgiving Day.
Up by three after a Colt McCoy to Trey Quinn touchdown connection in the third quarter, the Redskins (6-and-5) allowed the Dallas Cowboys (6-and-5) to score 21 unanswered points to break free, and beat Washington 31-23.
In his first start, McCoy had an up-and-down outing. The Texas native went 23-of-37 for 261 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions. He was also sacked three times.
Running back Adrian Peterson finished with only 35 yards on 12 carries.
Dallas traded for receiver Amari Cooper from the Raiders in October. His breakout game came against the Redskins, hauling in eight catches for 180 yards and two touchdowns.
With the win, the Cowboys and Redskins are now tied atop the NFC East standings. Dallas currently holds the tiebreaker with a 3-and-1 NFC East record, while the Redskins are 2-and-1.
Washington will be off until December 3rd, when they face the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football.