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Dak Prescott Is Getting Crushed For What He Just Did vs. Redskins

A closeup of Dak Prescott in his Dallas Cowboys helmet.

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 24: Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys walks onto the field for pregame warm ups before taking on the Seattle Seahawks at AT&T Stadium on December 24, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Dak Prescott hasn't made a ton of terrible plays early in his NFL career, but the Dallas Cowboys' young starting quarterback just had one of the most-costly mistakes of his season.

With the Cowboys trailing the Redskins by 3 points at FedEx Field, Dallas' quarterback was unable to avoid a pass rush, missed an open wide receiver and fumbled the ball at the goal line, leading to a Washington defensive touchdown.

It was a brutal sequence of events for the Cowboys, who could move into first place in the NFC East with a win against the Redskins today.

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith probably summed it up best: "You simply cannot make that play at that time. Throw the damn ball away. Instead, he holds onto ball, tries to spin, gets strip-sacked, fumbles in end zone and surrenders TD. Totally inexcusable," he wrote.

It's tough to imagine Dallas coming back from Prescott's latest mistake, though there is still some time remaining.

Washington now leads the Cowboys, 20-10, with less than five minutes to play.

The game is on CBS.