Ten historical facts from Cowboys’ beatdown of Washington Football Team in Week 16

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There was a reason the Dallas Cowboys entered their rematch against the Washington Football Team as sizable favorites to move to 11-4 on the season, but no one could’ve predicted the crime scene left at AT&T Stadium in Week 16. After searching desperately for their mojo for nearly two months, Dak Prescott and the offense finally awakened to match serve with an electric defense, and special teams also joined the fray in a 56-14 dismantling of WFT that sent a very clear message to both the NFC East and the NFL as a whole: the Cowboys are still one of the most dangerous teams in the league when they’re firing on all cylinders.

It was a jaw-dropping effort in all three phases by Dallas, who saw Prescott rack up four touchdowns and more than 300 yards passing in the first half alone, and the first two quarters also saw the defense grab two interceptions — including an early takeaway from Trevon Diggs on Washington’s first play from scrimmage and a pick-six from DeMarcus Lawrence — along with three sacks.

The wheels continued to fall off for Taylor Heinicke and Co. in the second half, and even backup Cooper Rush got in on the action when he tossed a touchdown pass to wideout Malik Turner. In all, it wasn’t simply a dominant performance by the Cowboys, in many ways it was the most dominant they’ve ever had against Washington.

Here’s a look at the top 10 eye-popping facts from the blowout in Arlington:

1. Biggest point differential in the rivalry’s history (42)
2. WFT’s second-largest loss in the last 60 years
3. Lawrence’s pick-six marks fifth for Cowboys in 2021, the most in franchise history
4. Diggs’ interception ties him with…

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