WATCH: Hooker INT temporarily silences knocking Commanders

The Cowboys regular season finale was a nightmare in the first quarter. A pair of butterfingered mistakes on special teams gave the Commanders a 7-0 lead and early in the second quarter, they were knocking again.

On 2nd-and-goal at the Dallas 5-yard line, Washington quarterback Sam Howell made a rookie mistake. He stared down his receiver in the corner of the endzone and three Cowboys defenders saw it coming. Safety Malik Hooker was the beneficiary and made the interception for a touchback to stabilize the game in FedEx Field.

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Although the team is down, the Cowboys defense has played stingy and kept it close on the road. That didn’t save them much though, as quarterback Dak Prescott threw a pick-six on the ensuing drive and it’s suddenly a 13-0 deficit.

Story originally appeared on Cowboys Wire