Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott has been so good for the Dallas Cowboys that Tony Romo hasn't get his job back since his recovery from a preseason back injury.
Dallas, with an NFL-best 9-1 win-loss record, is looking for its first 10-game winning streak in the same regular season from its matchup with the Redskins on Thanksgiving Thursday. The run started with Prescott's first career victory at Washington in Week 2.
Prescott led a fourth-quarter comeback in that 27-23 win after fellow rookie sensation Ezekiel Elliott was benched because of two fumbles.
Now Prescott is the leading rookie passer in the NFL, and Elliott is the league's top rusher at 1,102 yards.
Redskins coach Jay Gruden said of Elliott: "He's been bottled up from time to time in the first quarter, but as the game goes on, that offensive line can wear you down and he gets chunks of yardage. And Dak has just been very poised under pressure."
Elliott hasn't had fewer than 92 yards since getting 83 before the benching at Washington.
Kirk Cousins and the Redskins are trying to keep up with the Cowboys in the surprisingly strong NFC East. Their 42-24 win over Green Bay last weekend was their sixth in eight games since starting 0-2.