Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris fired the Washington Redskins back into the playoff hunt, after outscoring the Cowboys in a wild shootout in Dallas.
The rookie pair dominated the Cowboys' defense and keyed an offensive explosion on Thanksgiving. They combined for 453 yards and 35 of the Redskins 38 points.
Griffin threw four scoring passes, three in the first half. Morris ran for another as the Redskins built a commanding 28-3 edge at half time.
Griffin exploited the Cowboys' aggressive defense with the play-action pass. He got big plays from receivers Aldrick Robinson, Pierre Garcon and Santana Moss.
As he has all season, Griffin also received stellar support from rookie running back Morris. The decisive zone-runner closed in on 1,000 yards after compiling 113 against a bewildered Dallas defense.
In fact, the Redskins had the edge in balance and play-calling on offense all game long. Morris surprised the Cowboys with some quick inside runs, instead of the familiar zone stretch plays to the outside.