The Redskins need Thompson on the field.
Much like the crowd - where pockets of blue mixed in with the burgundy - the game itself was a toss-up. Neither team has been especially impressive this season, neither has won two games in a row, but the victor will leave atop the standings in the division.
Penalty: For illegally snapping the ball: Loss of five yards from the line of scrimmage. The Redskins, Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles are all in a tight battle for the top spot in the division, and the victor of Sunday's contest will earn a valuable head-to-head win that could decide a tiebreaker come playoff time.
"I think it's absolutely mandatory that we do", Elliott said. Gruden said Crowder is the most iffy to play against Dallas. "It's important, but it's also equally as important for us to continue to prepare like we have been".
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Prescott and Elliott's leadership is on full display here, and their on-field impact can be attributed as closely to the Cowboys successes or failures as any duo in the NFL.
Much earlier, Prescott could be seen waving something near his nose as he headed back into the game after being checked in the blue medical tent for a big blow to his head from cornerback Greg Stroman.
Dallas finally got on the board in the final minute of the half. With the ball at Washington's 49, receiver Michael Gallup ran a classic stop-and-go, the kind of play sneaky kids attempt in backyards across the country with mixed reviews.
Washington's offense fell into a slump after its opening-drive touchdown. Therefore, credit the Redskins defense in the first half. Washington ranks No. 4 against the run, thanks in large part to defensive linemen Da'Ron Payne and Jonathan Allen. The spread has moved back and forth all week, with the Cowboys favored by 1.5 in the latest Cowboys vs. Redskins odds. But the offense did not capitalize enough on its chances to extend the lead.
With 4:55 to play, the Cowboys strung together 12 plays to get down the field, aided by a conversion on fourth and 13. Over the past two seasons, Tierney is 28-7 on against-the-spread picks involving Dallas or Washington, which includes an unheard-of mark of 11-0 on the Redskins.
The Cowboys have beaten the Redskins five consecutive times heading into today's game.
The Redskins limited Ezekiel Elliott, the NFL's No. 2 rusher entering the week, to 34 yards on 15 carries, the second-lowest total of his pro career. "Even when Zeke didn't play a year ago, Alfred Morris had a lot of yards against us".
The Redskins will visit the 1-5 New York Giants, the division's cellar-dwellers, next week.