If you aren’t into horror films, you should’ve avoided watching what Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys did to the Washington Football Team on Sunday night. Ahead of their second matchup in only three weeks, the former clinched the NFC East only three days after having clinched a playoff berth, but they apparently had no plans whatsoever of easing up against the latter. Instead, they grabbed the nearest chainsaw and went full Leatherface in Week 16, taking Washington apart to the tune of a 56-14 final score, and feel free to put the 14 in air quotes.
Initially, it looked as if it would be another uneven outing for the Cowboys offense, but after Pro Bowl cornerback Trevon Diggs intercepted Taylor Heinicke’s first pass from scrimmage, Prescott and the offense climbed out of the grave and then joined the defense — along with special teams — to toss Heinicke and Washington into it.
It was utter domination on all fronts in a game that delivered a list of historical stats in favor of the Cowboys, and Heinicke wasn’t coy in his assessment of it after it was finally over.
“It’s the same story from two weeks ago,” he told media, via the team’s website. “They just kicked our ass in all three phases of the game.”
It was mostly a defensive stand that bludgeoned Heinicke and Co. in Week 14 at FedEx Field, a game the Cowboys won 27-20 that was only made close by errors from Prescott. In all, Heinicke was sacked a combined eight times and intercepted on three different occasions by the Cowboys in 2021, and he was eventually pulled from both regular season contests to give Kyle Allen some reps in games that were already out of hand.
There was little Washington did well in Week 14 and arguably nothing at all two weeks later, as Diggs was able to again erase star receiver Terry McLaurin with DeMarcus Lawrence and Micah Parsons bullying Heinicke and running back Antonio Gibson (his lone…