Things we learned in Cowboys' third-straight win

Things we learned in Cowboys' third-straight win

Javier Howell
November 25, 2018

Welcome to what might be the NFC East's Super Bowl.

It was just three weeks ago that Beckham declared he expected the Giants to win out and make the playoffs - a proposition that seemed laughable after Beckham and Co. had dropped all but one of their first eight contests. They have since staged a three-game win streak over the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons (both were road victories, ) and now beating a Washington team most National Football League analysts (including former Dallas wide receiving sensation Michael Irving) picked to win on Thanksgiving.

Ezekiel Elliott ran for 121 yards with a score as the Cowboys won their third straight game since their first home loss, to Tennessee in the Dallas debut of Cooper following a trade. Colt McCoy is their new starting quarterback.

Cooper has 22 catches for 349 yards and three touchdowns during his stint in Dallas.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper caught 8 passes (9 targets) for 180 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 31-23, Week 12 win over the Washington Redskins on Thanksgiving.

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The Cowboys kept their annual Thanksgiving game entertaining enough to cover the end of dinner and most of dessert, coming out at 6-5 and learning a lot about the makeup of this team. Cooper's other TD was a 40-yarder.

"I've been putting in extra time with my coaches, with Dak", Cooper said.

"Everyone jumped off the bandwagon, of course, at 3-5", quarterback Dak Prescott said.

But McCoy settled in with a couple of third-down passes to Jordan Reed to keep drives going, then hit Vernon Davis in stride on a 53-yard touchdown - the longest Washington completion of the season - for a 7-7 tie. "But he made some incredible plays, some incredible throws I think we can build off". The NFL Odds for the game have the Cowboys favored to pick up the win here. "We just said to hell with it".

"I felt like he did a great job", Redskins running back Adrian Peterson said. The two have already shown that they are capable of providing that much-needed stability in that unit of the defense. They host the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night in Week 13.