Adrian Peterson passes Jim Brown on rushing TD list

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It didn't take long for Adrian Peterson to make his mark on Sunday's game against the Cowboys following the first healthy scratch of his career.

Peterson rammed his way through the Dallas defense for a 1-yard touchdown run to move past Jim Brown and into fifth place on the NFL's all-time rush TD list with 107. That carry was one of the few highlights on the day for the veteran as he totaled just 25 yards on 10 carries in a 31-21 loss to the Cowboys.

Peterson's historic score capped an unusual seven-day stretch in the future Hall of Famer's career.

All Day was inactive for the Redskins' season-opener as coach Jay Gruden opted to roll with second-year back Derrius Guice as the team's primary ball-carrier. But with Guice now on injured reserve after he underwent surgery to trim his meniscus, Peterson is once again the bellcow.

A.D. needs three more rushing touchdowns to tie Walter Payton for fourth on the all-time list.