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              Saturday 2 december 2017
            Hand it to Dak: Cowboys sans

            Elliott top Redskins 38-14

            By SCHUYLER DIXON            wrapped  it  up,  got  the  pass  go  through  his  hands
             AP Pro Football Writer      swelling  down  and  I  was  on  Cousins’  first  intercep-
            ARLINGTON,  Texas  (AP)  —  fine.”                        tion and fumbled on a Dal-
            Dak  Prescott  was  getting  Bryant’s  leaping  13-yard  las punt a few plays later in
            X-rays  on  his  swollen  right  catch in the end zone was  the Redskins’ fourth straight
            hand  when  rookie  Ryan  the 2014 All-Pro’s first score  loss  to  the  Cowboys,  the
            Switzer  scored  his  first  ca-  in six games and 72nd of his  longest  such  streak  in  the
            reer touchdown on an 83-     career, one more than Hall  series since 2003-04.
            yard punt return.            of Famer Bob Hayes.          “It was just miscues,” Cous-
            The extra time with the Dal-  The  Cowboys  (6-6)  never  ins  said.  “A  dropped  ball
            las  offense  on  the  sideline  trailed  despite  a  sluggish  here, we had a nice drive
            kept  Prescott  from  missing  start to the offense, thanks  down the field the second
            any  plays,  and  last  year’s  to  three  first-half  turnovers  drive, just a tough turnover,
            NFL  Offensive  Rookie  of  and  four  overall  by  the  and  then  it  was  one  thing
            the Year led the Cowboys  Redskins  (5-7).  Dallas  kept  after  another  that  were
            to their first win after three  it going after halftime with  just mistakes. They happen,
            straight  losses  without  sus-  a  21-7  scoring  edge  after  and  we  have  to  correct
            pended  star  running  back  getting  outscored  72-6  in  them.”
            Ezekiel Elliott.             the second half during the  By the time the Redskins an-
            Prescott  threw  two  touch-  three-game skid.            swered Switzer’s punt return
            down  passes,  including  a  Alfred  Morris,  Elliott’s  re-  with  a  75-yard  drive  that
            franchise   record-breaker  placement  during  the  six-  ended  with  Cousins’  20-
            to Dez Bryant , in the Cow-  game  suspension  for  al-   yard  scoring  pass  to  Ryan
            boys’ 38-14 victory over the  leged  domestic  violence,  Grant , Prescott was ready
            Washington  Redskins  on  had 127 yards rushing and  to  return.  He  had  been
            Thursday night.              a clinching touchdown.       holding his right hand in his   Dallas  Cowboys  wide  receiver  Dez  Bryant  (88)  catches  a
                                                                                                   pass  for  a  touchdown  over  Washington  Redskins  cornerback
            The  injury  happened  in  The  Cowboys  forced  NFL-     helmet  once  he  returned   Bashaud  Breeland  (26)  in  the  second  half  of  an  NFL  football
            the  second  quarter  when  leading  Philadelphia  to  to the sideline.                game, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Arlington, Texas.
            Prescott’s  right  hand  was  wait  until  at  least  Sunday  Rookie  backup  Cooper                                            Associated Press
            hit  by  linebacker  Josh  to  clinch  the  division  title.  Rush  had  his  helmet  on  touchdown pass during the  some more because of in-
            Harvey-Clemons  just  as  he  But Dallas still faces a steep  when the Redskins punted.  losing streak.             juries. Cousins, who was 26
            made  an  option  pitch  to  climb  to  playoff  conten-  “If  we  didn’t  have  the  re-  And  the  Cowboys  looked  of 37 for 251 yards, was re-
            Rod  Smith.  Thanks  to  Swit-  tion, and two more games  turn by Switz, Cooper Rush  more  like  the  offense  they  placed by Colt McCoy late
            zer’s dash to the end zone,  without Elliott.             would have got in the ball-  have when Elliott is around,  in the fourth quarter.
            Prescott didn’t miss a snap.  The  Redskins  had  already  game at that point,” coach  with  Morris  picking  up  big  SACKS ARE BACK
            He  said  the  X-rays  came  been eliminated in the divi-  Jason Garrett said. “We got  yardage  on  clock-killing  DeMarcus  Lawrence,  the
            back negative.               sion  race  and  are  virtually  the return, Dak was able to  drives with the Cowboys in  NFL  sacks  leader  most  of
            “I  don’t  know  if  I’ve  ever  out  of  the  postseason  pic-  come back out.”       front.  Cousins  moved  the  the first half of the season,
            broken my hand,” Prescott  ture after Kirk Cousins threw  Prescott only threw for 102  Washington  offense  spo-    had  two  of  Dallas’  four
            said.  “I  couldn’t  grip  ini-  two  interceptions  and  lost  yards  but  didn’t  have  a  radically  because  he  was  sacks, ending a two-game
            tially  right  after  because  a  fumble  while  throwing  turnover   after   throwing  consistently  harassed  be-  drought for the entire team
            the  (hand)  swelled  up  on  two touchdown passes.       five  interceptions  and  los-  hind  a  patchwork  offen-  and  extending  his  career
            me so bad. As I said, they  Jamison  Crowder  let  the  ing three fumbles without a  sive line that had to shuffle  high to 13 1/2.

            NFL, Committing              cisco 49ers safety Eric Reid  based  on  joint  actions  of
            Continued from Page 17       said  he  left  the  coalition  clubs and their players” will
            “The  NFL’s  work  will  en-  because founder Malcolm  be presented at the annual
            compass  programs  and  Jenkins of the Philadelphia  league meetings in March.
            initiatives  that  reduce  bar-  Eagles excluded Colin Kae-  Players don’t usually attend
            riers  to  opportunity,  with  a  pernick from meetings, and  those  meetings,  but  are
            priority  on  supporting  im-  asked players if they would  likely to be invited for por-
            provements  in  education,  stop protesting the anthem  tion of them in Orlando.
            community/police relations  if  the  NFL  made  a  chari-  Trump  has  made  many
            and our criminal justice sys-  table  donation  to  causes  complaints about NFL play-
            tem.  Additional  focus  ar-  they support.               ers  who  kneel  during  the
            eas include poverty, racial  Kaepernick, of course, be-   national anthem. While the
            equality and workforce de-   gan  the  kneeling  demon-   players  have  noted  they
            velopment.”                  strations  in  the  2016  pre-  kneel to protest racism and
            NFL  owners  and  execu-     season,  and  Reid  was  the  police brutality, particularly   In  this  Tuesday,  Oct.  17,  2017,  file  photo,  Former  NFL  football
                                                                                                   player  Anquan  Boldin,  left,  Philadelphia  Eagles  Malcolm  Jen-
            tives met with players, who  first  player  to  join  the  pro-  toward  people  of  color,   kins, center, and San Francisco 49ers Eric Reid, right, speak to
            formed  a  Players  Coali-   tests.  Kaepernick  was  not  Trump  has  called  the  act   the media outside the league’s headquarters after meetings in
            tion, in October during the  signed  by  any  team  this  disrespectful.               New York.
            league’s  fall  meetings  in  year as a free agent.       Recently,   the   president                                           Associated Press
            New York. There also were  Isaacson said in her memo  tweeted:  “The  American  Weak and out of control!”           Banner.”
            extensive phone conversa-    that  “a  more  thorough  public  is  fed  up  with  the  Trump  has  branded  the  The  players  say  such  re-
            tions,  NFL  spokesman  Joe  presentation  on  plans  for  disrespect  the  NFL  is  pay-  league  as  “weak”  for  not  actions  misconstrue  the
            Lockhart said.               the  2018  season,  including  ing to our Country, our Flag  requiring  players  to  stand  message.q
            Earlier this week, San Fran-  locally  focused  initiatives  and  our  National  Anthem.  during  “The  Star-Spangled
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