Cowboys Triumph Over Commanders, Marking 13th Consecutive Home Victory on Thanksgiving

by Andrew Wright
Cowboys-Commanders game

In an impressive NFL feat, DaRon Bland achieved a new record with his fifth pick-six of the season, while Dak Prescott’s four touchdown passes fueled the Dallas Cowboys’ dominant 45-10 win over the Washington Commanders during the Thanksgiving showdown.

Elevating their home game winning streak to a remarkable 13, the Cowboys (8-3) witnessed their longest stretch of home victories since a record set over four decades ago, when they achieved 18 consecutive wins between 1979 and 1981.

Despite a less commanding lead entering the final quarter compared to their previous four home games this season, Dallas eventually matched a team record from 55 years ago, securing their seventh win with a margin of at least 20 points.

The Cowboys’ defense, after allowing over 200 yards for the first time in three games, regained composure in the latter half, halting the Commanders’ advances on fourth down on three occasions.

Commanders’ quarterback Sam Howell passed for 300 yards and scored a rushing touchdown. However, a crucial fourth-down sack at their 24-yard line paved the way for CeeDee Lamb’s touchdown and 2-point conversion, extending Dallas’ lead by 21 points.

The Commanders (4-8) faced their eighth defeat in their last ten games, falling to a 2-9 record against their NFC East adversaries, particularly on Thanksgiving matchups.

Prescott achieved 331 passing yards, marking his fifth successive game with at least two touchdown passes, just one short of his personal best. Rico Dowdle, Brandin Cooks, and KaVontae Turpin also contributed to the Cowboys’ scoring tally.

Bland’s highlight moment came in the final quarter, intercepting Howell’s pass aimed at Jahan Dotson and executing a deft run along the sideline, evading the Commanders’ quarterback before securing the touchdown.

Bland entered the match equaling the NFL record held by Eric Allen (Philadelphia, 1993), Jim Kearney (Kansas City, 1972), and Ken Houston (Houston, 1971).

Dallas kicker Brandon Aubrey continued to show inconsistency, missing an extra point for the second game in a row. Despite this, Aubrey maintains an NFL record with 22 straight successful field goals since the start of his career, including a 52-yarder in this game.

Injury updates include Commanders RB Brian Robinson Jr., who was checked for a concussion but cleared to play, while Dallas S Jayron Kearse was sidelined due to a back issue.

Looking ahead, the Commanders will host Miami on December 3, their sole game before a bye leading up to December 17. Meanwhile, the Cowboys will face Seattle next Thursday, continuing their streak of home games.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Cowboys-Commanders game

What was the final score of the Cowboys vs Commanders Thanksgiving game?

The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Washington Commanders with a decisive 45-10 victory on Thanksgiving.

Who set an NFL record in the Cowboys vs Commanders game?

DaRon Bland set an NFL record with his fifth interception return for a touchdown this season during the game.

How many touchdown passes did Dak Prescott throw against the Commanders?

Dak Prescott threw four touchdown passes in the Cowboys’ victory over the Commanders.

What milestone did the Cowboys achieve with their win over the Commanders?

The Cowboys extended their longest home winning streak in 42 years to 13 games with the win over the Commanders.

Did the Dallas defense face any challenges in the game against the Commanders?

Yes, the Dallas defense gave up more than 200 yards for the first time in three games but stiffened at key points in the second half.

How did Sam Howell perform for the Commanders?

Sam Howell threw for 300 yards and had a rushing touchdown, but was sacked crucially in the fourth quarter.

What is the current standing of the Washington Commanders following the game?

Following the defeat, the Washington Commanders’ record dropped to 4-8.

What NFL record does Dallas kicker Brandon Aubrey hold?

Brandon Aubrey holds the NFL record of 22 consecutive made field goals to start a career.

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SportsAnalyst November 24, 2023 - 3:11 am

Surprised by the Commanders performance, they need to step up their game. Cowboys are looking strong for the playoffs.

CommanderStrong November 24, 2023 - 5:29 am

Tough loss but we’ll bounce back… Howell showed some promise despite the sack. Still a long season ahead, Go Commanders!

CowboyFan92 November 24, 2023 - 6:43 am

wow, what a game for the cowboys! Bland is on fire this season, and Prescott’s just unstoppable, right? go cowboys!

TouchdownKing November 24, 2023 - 7:31 am

Prescott’s on a roll, but those missed kicks by Aubrey are concerning, Could be a problem in close games, Dallas needs to fix that.

FootballLover November 24, 2023 - 10:18 pm

That Bland interception was epic! Literally changed the whole momentum of the game. Cowboys defense looking solid.


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