ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Case Keenum #8 of the Washington Redskins. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, Texas – In the Washington Redskins’ last chance of the season to win a game against an NFC East opponent they came up short, losing to the Dallas Cowboys 47-16.
With Sunday’s loss, Washington is assured the No. 2 pick in next year’s NFL draft.
After a lackluster first quarter, the Cowboys managed to score two field goals for a 6-0 lead heading into the second quarter.
After a Redskins field goal, the first touchdown of the game was scored with 11:01 remaining in the first half. A 75-yard drive ended in a Dak Prescott touchdown pass to Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys took a 13-3 lead.
Dallas utilized Elliott again in its next scoring play. The running back completed a 33-yard touchdown run to give the Cowboys a 20-3 lead with 3:50 remaining in the second quarter.
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys passes. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
The Redskins answered back the following drive, and Case Keenum connected with Steven Sims Jr. for Washington’s first and only touchdown of the game.
Dallas took a 20-10 lead into the half.
The first drive of the third quarter saw Washington pull within a touchdown of Dallas after Dustin Hopkins scored a 42-yard field goal.
From that point on, though, the game was all Dallas.
The Cowboys’ first drive of the second half resulted in a Michael Gallup touchdown reception to put Dallas up 27-13.
Each team made a field goal before Gallup added two more touchdown receptions in the second half, giving the Cowboys a 44-16 lead.
Dallas wins 47-16, but the Philadelphia Eagles win over the New York Giants keeps the Cowboys from making the postseason.