3 keys to help Cowboys beat Washington on Sunday

Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Demarcus Lawrence, Dallas Cowboys
Defensive end Demarcus Lawrence #90 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

2. Pressure Taylor Heinicke

Quarterback Taylor Heinicke isn’t one of the league’s best, but he does whatever he can to get his team the victory. Whether it’s escaping a sack or diving for a first down, the former Old Dominion alum has the toughness and heart to cause any team some trouble.

This will be Dallas’ first game against Heinicke in his career, which likely presents a challenge for America’s Team. However, the Cowboys have the talent to stop Heinicke from extending plays – especially with two starters back and defensive end Demarcus Lawrence, playing more this week. Heinicke has the sixth-most rushing yards among other quarterbacks (289), but having starters like Gregory, Gallimore, and Lawrence all back will be the biggest advantage for the Cowboys.

With linebacker Micah Parsons already playing at an elite level, this front four for Dallas is only getting going. Crazily enough, this marks only the second game this season that Parsons, Gregory, and Lawrence will all be active this season. That’s. a scary sight for many offenses.