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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Dallas Cowboys Stud: Dak Prescott, Quarterback

The Cowboys offense has been spectacular since their bye week, especially when they're at home. They continued to roll on Thanksgiving led, as always, to the play of Dak Prescott. The veteran quarterback was once again dealing and even though he missed a couple of early throws, he settled down and began to carve up the Commanders defense.

On the opening drive, Prescott missed CeeDee Lamb on a pass that would have gone for a 62-yard touchdown. Lamb had Benjamin St-Juste beaten for a score but the pass was too far ahead of No. 88. He then missed Jalen Tolbert on the next pass, who was wide open for a long gain. Dallas had to punt after that but they got the ball back quickly and Dak started to fire with much more accuracy.

He led them on a 90-yard drive, finishing with a touchdown pass to Rico Dowdle. Washington answered with a field goal but Prescott responded with another score. This time, Prescott found Brandin Cooks for a 31-yard score, which put an exclamation point on a six-play, 75-yard drive.

Dallas was forced to watch the Commanders get back in the game thanks to a 13-play drive but once again, No. 4 answered. In just 1:25, he led them back down the field for another score, this time Tony Pollard finished things off with a seven-yard score. That sent them to the break with a 20-10 lead and Prescott already had 221 yards and two touchdowns on 13-of-18 passing.

He was just as deadly in the second half, hitting Lamb and KaVontae Turpin for touchdowns as well. Prescott finished with 331 yards on 22-of-32 passing with four touchdowns and no picks. This was the 10th time he had four touchdowns, making his own history as he tied Tony Romo for the most in franchise history. He even found himself on the sideline with DaRon Bland after the game enjoying the celebratory turkey leg for the first time.

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