There is no delicate way to say that: if there was a recipient of Alex Smith's seasonal injury, it was…
There is no delicate way to say that: if there was a recipient of Alex Smith’s seasonal injury, it was Dallas Cowboys.
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And on Thursday led by recipient Amari Cooper, Dallas took care of business, won 31-23 and enters a tie to the NFC East lead.
Dallas recipient Amari Cooper had his best day as a member of the Cowboys on Thursday, with eight prisoners for 180 meters and two touchdowns. (AP)
Recipient Amari Cooper, who played in his fourth game with the cowboys after shopping from Oakland last month, had his biggest game so far with Dallas and his two long third quarter touchdowns beat the win  Dallas was down 13-10 halfway through the third quarter and seemed a little old in crime when they met a third and 2 from Washington 40. With Ezekiel Elliott on roster it was easy to wonder that the Fox broadcast crew by Joe Buck and Troy Aikman did whether The cowboys would drive it and if they got the third place, it went on fourth.
But instead, Dak Prescott threw a short pass to Cooper, Washington Quinton Dunbar dropped, and Cooper took off and retired from the 40-yard defense.
Having forced a Washington point, Dallas was backed up deep in his own half of the field. On second and nine out of 10, Prescott Cooper threw back, this time 20 meters downfield. Although there were three defenders nearby, including Fabian Moreau, who got hands on Cooper but did not wrap him up, Cooper took out.
In a few minutes Dallas went from a three-point deficit to an 11-point lead.
Cooper ended with eight catches in 180 meters and the pair of touchdowns, a major part of the reason that Prescott had a season high 289 passenger values.
Washington, with Colt McCoy making his first start since 2014, did not fail and made things interesting, pulling at 31-20 by 11:43 at the end of the game.
But late in the fourth quarter, officials missed a clear conversation that could have driven things even closer. On third and third from Dallas 13 and 82 seconds left, McCoy threw for a tight end Jordan Reed over the middle. When the ball came in, Reed was drilled on the face screen by security Xavier Woods.
Incredibly, the emblems did not flag Woods for the personal foul. Fox-official analyst Mike Pereira confirmed on air that it should have been a foul. If the flag had been thrown, Washington would have got half the distance to the target and a new set of downs to try to get a touchdown.
Instead, they have to settle for a field goal, and the starting shot went straight to Cowboys Allen Hurns, and Prescott took a knee to kill the remaining clock.
Reed was upset at the non-call, threw the helmet on the field and came up behind one of the officials to express his anger. A Washington coach pulled him back.
A few minutes earlier, Woods took distance to McCoy on a wobbly pass for Maurice Harris, the third interception of McCoy in the afternoon.
It was the third straight victory for Dallas, and maybe not temporarily, it was the third straight 100-rushing game for Ezekiel Elliott.
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Dallas and Washington shared their two meetings this season, but the Cowboys are in the division’s position because of their 3-1 division record (Washington is 2-1).