Commanders key numbers: Turkeys weren't the only thing roasted on Thanksgiving

Another day, another disaster...

Cody Barton
Cody Barton / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
2 of 3

The Good: Commanders offense had more balanced play-calling

376: The Washington Commanders finished the game with 376 yards of offense, which is the first time the Dallas Cowboys defense has allowed more than 300 yards since their Week 5 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

In fact, over the past two weeks, the Cowboys have only allowed 187 and 172 total yards of offense respectively.

100: Curtis Samuel had a big game, finishing with nine receptions for 100 receiving yards. His nine receptions surpassed how many he has had the past three weeks, and his yardage matched the same amount he has had in his previous five games combined.

This was also his first 100-yard receiving game since signing with Washington during 2021 free agency.

46.6: Although the Commanders are in the bottom half of the league in third-down conversion percentage, they converted 7-of-15 attempts (46.6%) against the Cowboys - including a 30-yard pass from Sam Howell to Samuel on 3rd-and-10, a 15-yard strike to Jahan Dotson on 3rd-and-10, and a 29-yard reception to Cole Turner on 3rd-and-7.

6.4: After seeing no carries in three straight games, Chris Rodriguez Jr. has once again shown he can be a contributor, averaging 6.4 yards per carry over the last two contests. He finished Thursday's game with four rushes for 21 yards, and definitely deserves to get a bigger share of touches.