The Cowboys and Redskins traded the lead back and forth early in the third quarter and the game is now tied after a Cowboys gamble didn’t work out.
After Dak Prescott ran for a six-yard touchdown, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett tried an onside kick that went to the home team after safety Barry Church touched it before it went 10 yards. The Redskins drove into the red zone, but pressure from defensive lineman Terrell McClain forced a third-down incompletion.
Dustin Hopkins hit a field goal on the next play to make the score 20-20 late in the third quarter.
Cousins threw his first touchdown pass of the afternoon to open the third quarter when he hit Jamison Crowder from 11 yards out. Cousins had a pair of long completions to Vernon Davis and Pierre Garcon to help move the team in position to score.
The Cowboys rallied back for Prescott’s score on the back of a 21-yard run by Ezekiel Elliott and a 16-yard strike to Dez Bryant. Bryant was covered by Bashaud Breeland on the play as Washington has kept Josh Norman on the left side of their defense again this week. Bryant has five catches for 72 yards.