In the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys, Peterson recorded his 107th career touchdown on the ground. He now trails Walter Payton, who scored 110 rushing touchdowns in his career, for fourth on the all-time list.
Peterson's historic touchdown came from one yard out. He plowed his way through the Cowboys' defense to give the Redskins an early 7-0 lead over Dallas.
Peterson, who was a healthy inactive for the Redskins' Week 1 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles, finished the game with 10 carries for 25 yards. He added two receptions for seven receiving yards.
The Cowboys defeated Washington 31-21 on Sunday. Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott completed 26-of-30 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns to pace the team.