The Washington Football Team whipped the Dallas Cowboys 41-16 on Thanksgiving Day at a silenced AT&T Stadium.
The hero for Washington was rookie running back Antonio Gibson who rushed for 115 yards on 20 carries while scoring three touchdowns.
He also caught five passes for 21 yards.
The game was close at 20-16 in the third quarter but then the Football Team carved up the Cowboys in the fourth quarter improving to (4-7) good enough for first pace in the crazy NFC East Division race.
Gibson had fourth quarter touchdown runs of 23 and 37 yards making the score 34-16 with 3:31 to go in the game.
Defensive lineman Montez Sweat ending the scoring buffet when he jumped high and intercepted Dallas quarterback Andy Dalton returning it 15 yards for a touchdown making the score 41-16 and giving WFT fans much to be thankful for.
Washington quarterback Alex Smith was 19 for 26 for 149 yards and one touchdown and one interception.
Football Team was led in receiving by Terry McLaurin who caught seven passes for 92 yards.
Cowboys QB Dalton went 25-35 for 215 yards with one touchdown and one inteception.
Dallas opened the scoring with a 33-yard field goal but Washington answered with a Gibson five yard scoring burst making the contest 7-3 with 1:37 to go in the first quarter.
Both teams added a touchdown and a field goal making the score 17-13 at the half.
Each team connected on a field goal making the score 20-16 at the end of the third period setting up the winning quarter for Washington fans.
Football Team gained 338 total yards to 247 for the Cowboys.
Dallas had 187 yards passing to 156 for Washington.
WFT won the rushing battle 182 to 60.
The Washington defense held star runner Ezekiel Elliott to 32 yards on ten carries.
Washington’s Peyton Barber finished the game with 57 yards on 11 carries and their receiver Logan Thomas caught four passes for 20 yards and threw a 28-yard pass to McLaurin setting up a Washington scoring drive.
Dallas receiver Amari Cooper led the way with 112 yards on six catches while Michael Gallup ended the game with six receptions for 41 yards in a losing effort for the (3-8) last place Cowboys.