At first, the Dallas Cowboys were going to attempt a 47-yard field goal with three seconds remaining, but they were called for a snap infraction. Dallas had to move the ball back five yards and field goal kicker Brett Maher attempted a 52-yard field goal and it looked as if it was going to go in, but he clanged it off the left post and the Washington Redskins hanged on for a 20-17 victory.
Alex Smith threw a 23-yard touchdown to Kapri Bibbs in the first-quarter for the Redskins. Smith completed 14-of-25 passes for 178 yards and a touchdown. He rushed for 16 yards on four carries. Bibbs caught four passes for 43 yards receiving and a touchdown. He also rushed for 13 yards on two carries.
Adrian Peterson was Washington’s leading rusher with 99 yards on 24 carries. Jordan Reed was the Redskins leading receiver with two receptions for 43 yards receiving.
The Dallas Cowboys scored on a 49-yard touchdown pass to Michael Gallup from Dak Prescott late in the second-quarter. Gallup finished with 81 yards receiving on three receptions and a score.
With Washington leading 13-10 in the fourth, Ryan Kerrigan strip sacked Dak Prescott and Preston Smith recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown.
With Dallas trailing 20-10, Dak Prescott scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 1:41 remaining in regulation.
Prescott completed 22-of-35 passes for 273 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for 33 yards on six carries and a score. Ezekiel Elliott was held in check with 33 rushing yards on 15 carries. He also caught two passes for nine yards receiving.
The Dallas Cowboys (3-4) will be on a bye next week. They will then host the Tennessee Titans (3-4) on Monday night football on November 5. The Washington Redskins (4-2) will be on the road against the New York Giants (1-5) next Sunday.