Dallas won its division before it even took the field on Sunday, and when the Cowboys finally did step foot on to AT&T Stadium, they partook in a 56-14 rout of Washington to further cement their place atop the NFC East — and perhaps the conference as a whole.

The Cowboys scored 42 points in the first half alone on a night in which Dak Prescott threw for 330 yards and four touchdowns before getting pulled late in the game.

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The win was a historic one for Dallas, as it was the first time the Cowboys scored 50-plus points in the regular season since Week 13 of the 1980 season. It also marked the third time ever the team has scored 56-plus points.

Beyond the actual scoring itself, though, it was who scored for the Cowboys that was also interesting. Prescott’s four touchdowns went to a wide receiver, tight end, running back and an offensive lineman, making him just the second quarterback in NFL history to hit all four of those positions for touchdowns in a game.

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All told, Dallas totaled 497 yards of offense while going 10 of 15 on third down, while both the defense and special teams units scored touchdowns as well. The defense also had five sacks and two interceptions, one of which was from Trevon Diggs; with his 11th interception of the season, he ties the Dallas franchise record with Everson Walls for most in a single season.

The win was Dallas’ fourth in a row, with games against Arizona and Philadelphia remaining to end the regular season. Washington, meanwhile, has lost three in a row, with contests against Philadelphia and New York looming.

Sporting News tracked live updates and highlights throught this pivotal Week 16 NFC East matchup. Follow below for complete coverage:

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Cowboys vs. Washington live updates, highlights

Final: Dallas 56, Washington 14

11:27 p.m.: The clock ticks down in Arlington, and the biggest rout of the year comes to a close. Dallas thoroughly handles Washington.

11:18 p.m: TOUCHDOWN WASHINGTON. The Washington Football Team finds the end zone for the first time since the second quarter. This one’s academic now, but the margin of victory does decrease a bit: Dallas 56. Washington 14, with 2:46 left in the game.

11:13 p.m.: Dallas punts it away as Washington takes over at its 35. After a few plays, WFT crosses midfield and is at the Dallas 39 now.

11:07 p.m.: As Dallas takes back over on offense, some interesting historical context about their performance so far tonight:

11:03 p.m.: Washington punts it away yet again and this one is downed at the 1-yard line, where Dallas takes over.

11:00 p.m.: Kyle Allen comes in to relieve Taylor Heinicke at quarterback for Washington.

10:56 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN DALLAS. Malik Turner caps off his impressive 61-yard catch with a 9-yard touchdown, and Dallas continues to pour it on here just two plays into the fourth quarter. Dallas 56, Washington 7 with 14:16 left in the game.

End third quarter: Dallas 49, Washington 7

10:51 p.m.: Cooper Rush hits Malik Turner for 61 yards, and Dallas is now down all the way to the Washington 14 as the third quarter draws to a close.

10:49 p.m.: Washington is able to cross midfield and even gets to the Dallas 21, but turns it over on downs. With 2:15 left in the quarter, Dallas takes over and Cooper Rush comes in to relieve Dak Prescott at quarterback.

10:39 p.m.: DALLAS TOUCHDOWN. Washington tries to punt it away out of the end zone, but it’s blocked, recovered by Dallas and taken in for the score. Dallas 49, Washington 7 with 6:06 left in the third.

10:35 p.m.: Heinicke is sacked for a loss of 8. It’s now second-and-18 from the Washington 7 for the Football Team.

10:32 p.m.: Dallas punts it away now as the Cowboys get up to their 23 but can’t capitalize. Washington takes over at its 15 following a 62-yard punt.

10:30 p.m.: Backed up at their own 6, Dallas converts on third-and-2 for 6 yards and the Cowboys are up to their 20 now.

10:27 p.m.: The two teams trade three-and-outs as Washington punts it away and Dallas takes over at its own 6.

10:22 p.m.: On third-and-17, Dallas punts it away for the first time since its opening drive. Washington takes back over from its own 30.

10:17 p.m.: The Washington Football Team’s opening third quarter drive stalls, as it quickly go three-and-out after failing to move the ball at all. Dallas takes over at its 22.

10:15 p.m.: Washington gets the ball to start the second half and it’s a touchback. The ball comes out to the 25.

Halftime: Dallas 42, Washington 7

9:58 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN DALLAS. Prescott hits Amari Cooper for 13 yards and the score as Dallas’ rout continues. Dallas 42, Washington 7 with five seconds left in the half.

9:55 p.m.: Dallas converts on fourth-and-2 as he finds Schultz again for 13 yards to the Washington 27. An unncessary roughness penalty against Washington moves Dallas up to the 14.

9:51 p.m.: On third-and-10, Dallas converts as Prescott hits tight end Dalton Schultz for 11 yards and a conversion.

9:47 p.m.: On third-and-9, Heinicke heaves it downfield to Terry McLaurin, who was looking for a PI call. He won’t get it, considering his and Diggs’ feet merely got tangled. Washington instead punts it away, and the Cowboys take over at their 11.

9:39 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN DALLAS. The Cowboys’ timeout pays off, as offensive lineman Terence Steele is reported as an eligible receiver and comes up with the 1-yard touchdown. Dallas 35, Washington 7 with 2:31 left in the second.

9:37 p.m.: Dallas looking at third-and-goal now with 2:35 left up 28-7.

9:31 p.m.: Back-to-back runs with Tony Pollard for 9 and 4 yards are followed up by a 25-yard pass from Prescott to Lamb down to the Washington 42. Prescott up over 200 yards already in the first half.

9:27 p.m.: Washington is set to punt it away again after their drive stalls. It goes into the end zone for a touchback, and Dallas takes over at the 25 with just over six minutes left in the first half.

9:24 p.m.: Runs of 15 and 4 yards, and Washington is now at its 40 following the touchdown. Looking to answer once again.

9:18 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN DALLAS. The Cowboys extend their lead after a Dak Prescott 13-yard run and 8 yard pass puts Dallas at the 11, where Ezekiel Elliott punches it in for the score. Dallas 28, Washington 7 with 10:34 left in the first half.

9:15 p.m.: On third-and-8, Prescott hits Michael Gallup for 41 yards to the Washington 32. Dallas seems primed to score again here early.

9:09 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN WASHINGTON. On third-and-goal, Heinicke hits Antonio Gibson out of the backfield for 8 yards and the score. Washington opens the quarter with points and is trying to claw its way back. Dallas 21, Washington 7 with 14:45 left in the first.

End first quarter: Dallas 21, Washington 0

9:05 p.m.: The first quarter comes to a close with Dallas up 21-0. But Washington is in good position to answer. Looking at second-and-goal from the 8.

9:02 p.m.: Heinicke’s first pass following his second INT is a 48-yard strike to Dyami Brown into double coverage, but Brown comes down with it. Washington now quickly at the Dallas 27.

8:57 p.m.: PICK-SIX DALLAS. On second-and-7 from their own 43, Heinicke is picked off yet again. This time it’s All-Pro defensive lineman DeMarcus Lawrence who takes it in for the score. It’s getting late early here in Arlington. Dallas 21, Washington 0 with 2:17 left in the first.

8:54 p.m.: Dallas’ kick following the touchdown goes out of bounds. Washington starts this drive at its own 40.

8:51 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN DALLAS. The Cowboys continue to score early, this time it’s Dalton Schulz for 10 yards and the touchdown. Dallas 14, Washington 0 with 3:08 left in the first.

8:50 p.m.: On third-and-6, Prescott hits Amari Cooper for 10 yards. It’s now first-and-goal.

8:49 p.m.: Prescott finds Lamb again, this time for a gain of 22. Dallas declines a penalty and it’s first-and-10 for the Cowboys from the Washington 22.

8:47 p.m.: Runs of 7 and 8 yards by Tony Pollard plus a 14-yard grab by Lamb, and Dallas is now across midfield and marching quickly.

8:42 p.m.: Washington goes three-and-out on its second drive as Heinicke throws out of pressure on third-and-4. Washington punts it away and Dallas takes over at its 26 following a nice return by CeeDee Lamb.

8:40 p.m.: Washington’s second drive is going better than its first. On second-and-10, Taylor Heinicke hits Dax Milne for 14 yards to the Washington 39.

8:35 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN DALLAS. Ezekiel Elliott hauls it in out of the backfield and into the end zone. Caps off a nine-play, 71-yard drive and Dallas opens the scoring. Cowboys 7, Washington 0 with 7:42 left in the first.

8:34 p.m.: Dallas making easy work on this drive following Diggs’ interception. Already inside the red zone.

8:30 p.m.: INTERCEPTION DALLAS. On Washington’s first offensive play of the game, Taylor Heinicke is picked off on a play-action pass by Trevon Diggs and the Cowboys take back over immediately. First-and-10 at the Dallas 29 for the Cowboys.

8:26 p.m.: On third-and-16, Dallas tries some trickery involving laterals, but it doesn’t work and goes for a loss of 1. Dallas punts it away and Washington starts the game at its own 28.

8:25 p.m.: Dallas converts on its first third down attempt of the night — a third-and-1 — and they pick up 4.

8:22 p.m.: Washington wins the coin toss and defers. The opening kick goes for a touchback and Dallas starts the game at its own 25.

Cowboys vs. Washington start time

  • Date: Sunday, Dec. 26
  • Kickoff: 8:20 p.m. EST, 7:20 p.m. CST

Cowboys vs. Washington is scheduled to start at 8:20 p.m. ET on Sunday. Jerryworld will play host to this game, as “Sunday Night Football” kicks off at AT&T Stadium.

What channel is Cowboys vs. Washington on today?

  • TV channel (national): NBC
  • Live stream: Peacock, fuboTV

Cowboys vs. Washington will be broadcast nationally on NBC for “Sunday Night Football” in Week 16. The game will be called by Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth, with Michelle Tafoya on the sideline.

In Canada, viewers can watch Cowboys vs. Washington with a subscription to DAZN, which includes every NFL game.

Dallas Cowboys schedule 2021

WeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTV
1Sept. 9at Buccaneers (Thursday)8:20 p.m. ETNBC
2Sept. 19at Chargers4:25 p.m. ETCBS
3Sept. 27vs. Eagles (Monday)8:15 p.m. ETESPN
4Oct. 3vs. Panthers1 p.m. ETFox
5Oct. 10vs. Giants4:25 p.m. ETFox
6Oct. 17at Patriots4:25 p.m. ETCBS
7Oct. 24Bye
8Oct. 31at Vikings8:20 p.m. ETNBC
9Nov. 7vs. Broncos1 p.m. ETFox
10Nov. 14vs. Falcons1 p.m. ETFox
11Nov. 21at Chiefs4:25 p.m. ETFox
12Nov. 25vs. Raiders (Thanksgiving)4:30 p.m. ETCBS
13Dec. 2at Saints (Thursday)8:20 p.m. ETFox/NFLN
14Dec. 12at Washington1 p.m. ETFox
15Dec. 19at Giants1 p.m. ETFox
16Dec. 26vs. Washington8:20 p.m. ETNBC
17Jan. 2vs. Cardinals1 p.m. ETFox
18Jan. 9at Eagles1 p.m. ETFox

Washington Football Team schedule 2021

WeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTV
1Sept. 12vs. Chargers1 p.m. ETCBS
2Sept. 16vs. Giants (Thursday)8:20 p.m. ETNFLN
3Sept. 26at Bills1 p.m. ETFox
4Oct. 3at Falcons1 p.m. ETFox
5Oct. 10vs. Saints1 p.m. ETCBS
6Oct. 17vs. Chiefs1 p.m. ETCBS
7Oct. 24at Packers1 p.m. ETCBS
8Oct. 31at Broncos4:25 p.m. ETFox
9Nov. 7Bye
10Nov. 14vs. Buccaneers1 p.m. ETFox
11Nov. 21at Panthers1 p.m. ETFox
12Nov. 29vs. Seahawks (Monday)8:15 p.m. ETESPN
13Dec. 5at Raiders4:05 p.m. ETFox
14Dec. 12vs. Cowboys1 p.m. ETFox
15Dec. 19at Eagles1 p.m. ETFox
16Dec. 26 (SNF)at Cowboys8:20 p.m. ETNBC
17Jan. 2vs. Eagles1 p.m. ETFox
18Jan. 9at Giants1 p.m. ETFox