4 Cowboys studs (and 1 dud) after carving up the Commanders on Thanksgiving

• Rico Dowdle needs more snaps please

• Dak Prescott is playing at an MVP level

• If DaRon Bland isn't DPOY, then something is wrong

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Another home game and another lopsided win for the Dallas Cowboys. In Week 12, they hosted the Washington Commanders or the annual Thanksgiving Day game. Washington was able to move the ball often but couldn't finish drives and before long, the Cowboys ran away with it.

A 20-10 halftime lead turned into a 45-10 blowout thanks to an insane fourth quarter that included 25 points. It became such a one-sided affair that Dak Prescott decided to pull out a hidden turkey leg and start his dinner with six minutes left in the game.

This was a fun game for any Dallas fan as they got to see Prescott toss four touchdowns while witnessing history with DaRon Bland running back his fifth pick-six of the year. With all that going on, we wind up with a whole lot of studs that deserve praise this week.

Dallas Cowboys Stud: Rico Dowdle, Running Back

Rico Dowdle was a surprise player this offseason as he was able to knock off every other contender for the backup running back spot behind Tony Pollard. He came into this one with 235 yards and a touchdown on the ground as well as 54 yards and a touchdown as a pass-catcher.

His numbers aren't bad at all but he's also been very unfortunate. Dowdle seems to have at least one long run called back every game and that happened to him again on Thanksgiving Day. During the Cowboys second drive of the game, Dowdle ripped off an 11-yard run but it was called back due to a hold on CeeDee Lamb. That hold was a terrible call but it still took away a big run for Dowdle.

Despite this, he kept it rolling when he saw the ball. Dowdle had a seven-yard run a couple of plays later and then capped off the drive with a 15-yard touchdown. In addition to what he did with the ball, Dowdle picked up a blitz as well to give Dak Prescott more time to throw.

Again, his numbers were modest with 11 yards on the ground and 15 through the air. But he got the scoring started and continues to prove he's worthy of his spot on the team — and deserves more touches.