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2017 Game Information: Redskins-Cowboys

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REGULAR SEASON WEEK 13

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (5-6) at DALLAS COWBOYS (5-6)

Thursday, Nov. 30 | 8:25 p.m. ET

AT&T Stadium (80,000) | Arlington, Texas

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The Washington Redskins will once again play in front of a national Thursday night audience when the team faces the Dallas Cowboys in Week 13. Kickoff at AT&T Stadium is scheduled for 8:25 p.m. ET.

The game will be broadcast on NBC, NFL Network, and for the first time in Redskins history, on Amazon. In addition to the NBC broadcast, Amazon viewers will have access to British English commentary (Derek Rae and Tommy Smyth), Spanish commentary (Armando Quintero and Oscar Benítez) and Portuguese commentary (Flavio Pereira and Nilton Batata).

Last week, the Redskins hosted their first Thanksgiving home game in team history, earning a 20-10 victory against the New York Giants. With back-to-back Thursday contests in Weeks 12-13, the Redskins are in the midst of a season in which they play multiple Thursday contests for the first time in team history.

After consecutive 100-yard rushing games in Weeks 11-12, running back Samaje Perine will attempt to post the Redskins' first string of three straight 100-yard rushing games since Alfred Morris in 2012.

SERIES HISTORY--Redskins trail all-time series, 44-69-2

--Redskins trail regular season series, 42-69-2

--Last meeting: Oct. 29, 2017 (33-19, DAL)

TELEVISION: NBC/NFL Network/Amazon--Mike Tirico (play-by-play)
--Cris Collinsworth (color)
--Heather Cox (sidelines)

RADIO: Redskins Radio Network--Larry Michael (play-by-play)
--Chris Cooley (analysis)
--Rick "Doc" Walker (sidelines)

Westwood One Sports--Ian Eagle (play-by-play)
--Tony Boselli (color)

**THE OPPONENT

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The Dallas Cowboys enter Week 13 at 5-6 and tied for second place in the NFC East. This season is the team's eighth season under the purview of Head Coach Jason Garrett.

Dak Prescott is the team's starter at quarterback in his second NFL season. This season, he has completed 221-of-347 passes (63.7 percent) for 2,318 yards with 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

Running back Ezekiel Elliott leads the Cowboys in rushing this year, having posted 783 rushing yards on 191 carries with seven rushing touchdowns prior to serving a six-game suspension. Alfred Morris, formerly of the Redskins, is now the team's starting running back and has tallied 296 rushing yards on 51 carries.

Wide receiver Dez Bryant leads the team in receptions (53), receiving yards (578) and is tied for the team lead in receiving touchdowns (four). Tight end Jason Witten has also contributed 429 yards on 50 receptions with three receiving touchdowns.

Linebacker Jaylon Smith leads the Cowboys with a team-high 60 tackles (40 solo) through 11 games. Defensive end Demarcus Lawrence has recorded a team-high 11.5 sacks, while five different Cowboys are tied for the team lead with one interception each.

Dan Bailey handles kicking duties for the Cowboys, while Chris Jones handles the punting responsibilities. Bailey is 7-of-7 (100 percent) on field goal attempts this season. He is also 16-of-16 on PATs. Jones is averaging 43.7 yards per punt.

Ryan Switzer has been the team's primary punt returner and kick returner in 2017. Switzer has averaged 5.4 yards on 17 punt returns and 26.1 yards on 18 kick returns.

A WIN WOULD

... even the Redskins' record at 6-6 this season.

... give the Redskins wins in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 2-3. ... level the Redskins' road record this season at 3-3.

... balance the Redskins' record against NFC opponents at 5-5 this season.

... give the Redskins wins against NFC East competition in backto-back weeks for the first time since the final two games of the 2015 regular season.

... split the season series between the Redskins and Cowboys for the third time in the last four seasons.

... represent victories for the road team in eight of the last nine games between the Redskins and Cowboys.

... push the Redskins' all-time record at AT&T Stadium to 4-5 since the facility's debut in 2009.

... improve the Redskins to 5-4 all-time in Thursday games played on dates other than Thanksgiving.

... snap a four-game losing streak in Thursday games outside of Thanksgiving Day. A victory would be their first Thursday win outside of Thanksgiving since Dec. 6, 2007, vs. Chicago.

... represent Head Coach Jay Gruden's 27th career victory, moving him past Joe Kuharich for sole possession of the fifth-most coaching victories in franchise history.

**WHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK

Check out these photos of the Redskins' offense preparing for their Week 13 game against the Dallas Cowboys Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, at the Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park.

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  • The Redskins leveling their record this season at 6-6.
  • The Redskins evening their road record this season at 3-3.
  • The Redskins earning wins against NFC East competition in back-to-back weeks for the first time since the final two games of the 2015 regular season.
  • The Redskins and Cowboys splitting a season series for the third time in the last four seasons. The teams split contests in the 2014 and 2015 seasons, with the road team winning every game.
  • The Redskins playing their second of multiple Thursday contests in a single season for the first time in team history.
  • The Redskins improving upon their 4-4 all-time record in Thursday games played on dates other than Thanksgiving.
  • The Redskins attempting to snap a four-game losing streak in Thursday games other than Thanksgiving Day. A victory would be their first Thursday win outside of Thanksgiving since Dec. 6, 2007, vs. Chicago.
  • The Redskins pushing their all-time record at AT&T Stadium to 4-5 since the facility's debut in 2009.
  • The Redskins entering Thursday night's NBC broadcast having won their last three games on NBC (Week 11 of the 2016 season, Weeks 3 and 12 of the 2017 season).
  • The Redskins finishing even or better in turnover margin for a fifth straight game for the first time since a nine-game stretch in Weeks 4-14 of the 2015 season.
  • The Redskins' defense picking off a pass in five straight weeks for the first time since the final five games of the 2013 season.
  • The Redskins scoring a touchdown in their 48th straight game (including postseason play) to add to the fourth-longest streak in team history. Washington's 47-game touchdown streak is the third longest active streak in the NFL.
  • The Redskins reaching the 100-yard rushing mark in three straight games for the second time this season (Weeks 2-4).
  • The Redskins holding consecutive opponents to fewer than 200 yards of offense for the first time since a three-game span across the final two games of the 2002 season and the 2003 season opener.
  • The Redskins limiting an opponent to fewer than 200 yards of offense in a game for a third time this season, which would be the team's most since 2007 (three).
  • The Redskins allowing fewer than 100 net passing yards in back-to-back games for the first time since Weeks 5-6 of the 2004 season.
  • The Redskins holding an opponent to seven or fewer first downs or a third time this season, which would be the team's most in a single season since 1945, according to records provided by Pro Football Reference. » The Redskins limiting an opponent to only one rushing first down in a third game this year for the first time in a season in records dating back to 1999.
  • The Redskins scoring points on their opening possession for a ninth time this season, which would represent the most opening-drive scores by the Redskins in a single season in records dating back to 1999. The Redskins' eight games this season with an opening-drive score are tied for the most in the NFL.
  • The Redskins recording a takeaway on an opponent's opening drive for a fifth time this season to record their most opening-drive takeaways in records dating back to 1999.
  • The Redskins possessing the ball for 32 or more minutes in three straight games for the first time since Weeks 6-8 in 2016.
  • Head Coach Jay Gruden winning his 27th game with the Redskins to pass Joe Kuharich for sole possession of the fifth-most coaching victories in franchise history.
  • Quarterback Trent Williams starting his 44th consecutive regular season game for the Redskins, adding to the second-longest streak by a Redskins quarterback since the 1970 AFLNFL merger, trailing only Joe Theismann (60 from 1980-84).
  • Cousins entering the game third in NFL history in completion percentage (65.9) among players with at least 1,500 career attempts.
  • Cousins adding to his team records for career 300-yard passing games (24, including 23 in regular season play) and 400-yard passing games (three).
  • Cousins recording his sixth 300-yard passing game of the season to pass Mark Rypien (1989), Jay Schroeder (1986) and Sonny Jurgensen (1967) for sole possession of the third-most 300-yard passing games in a single season in Redskins history. Cousins already holds the top two spots for 300-yard games in a season with seven in each of the past two years.
  • Cousins posting his 10th career game with three or more passing touchdowns and no interceptions to move past Jurgensen and Theismann (nine each) for the most in team history.
  • Cousins (19) throwing a touchdown pass to reach 20 touchdowns on the season and become the first quarterback in Redskins history with three consecutive 20-touchdown seasons.
  • Cousins (1,932) entering the week 68 pass attempts away from becoming the fifth quarterback to attempt 2,000 career passes with the Redskins.
  • Cousins (15,151) sitting 777 yards behind Mark Rypien (15,928) for the fourth-most career passing yards in Redskins history.
  • Cousins adding to his single-season career-high 145 rushing yards this year.
  • Cousins (two rushing touchdowns in Week 10) scoring multiple rushing touchdowns to become the first member of the Redskins with two multi-touchdown games on the ground in a single season since Alfred Morris (two) in 2014.
  • Cousins (12) chasing Joe Theismann (17) for the most career rushing touchdowns by a Redskins quarterback.
  • Wide receiver Jamison Crowder recording back-to-back 100- yard receiving games for the second time in his career and the first time since Weeks 7-8 of the 2016 season.
  • Crowder becoming the first member of the Redskins to record consecutive 100-yard receiving games since DeSean Jackson's three-game stretch in Weeks 14-16 of the 2016 season.
  • Crowder (two) matching his single-season career high with his third 100-yard receiving game of the season (three in 2016).
  • Crowder catching a touchdown pass in consecutive games for the first time since a three-game streak in Weeks 8-11 last season.
  • Crowder (one) returning a punt for a touchdown to become the eighth Redskins player to record multiple career punt return touchdowns, joining Brian Mitchell, Rickie Harris, Dick Todd, Bert Zagers, Cliff Battles, Mike Nelms and Johnny Williams.
  • Tight end Vernon Davis (6,951) gaining 49 receiving yards to become only the ninth tight end in NFL history to record 7,000 career receiving yards.
  • Davis (58) chasing former Redskins great Jerry Smith (60) for seventh on the list of career touchdown receptions by a tight end in NFL history.
  • Wide receiver Josh Doctson catching a touchdown in back-to-back games for the first time in his career.
  • Doctson or Crowder becoming the first member of the Redskins to catch a touchdown in back-to-back games since DeSean Jackson in Weeks 11-12 of the 2016 season.
  • Cornerback Jonathan Allen adding to his team-leading and career-high four interceptions this season.
  • Fuller intercepting passes in back-to-back games for the first time in his career and joining D.J. Swearinger (Weeks 10-11) as the only members of the Redskins to accomplish the feat this season.
  • Fuller (four) becoming the first member of the Redskins to pick off five passes in a single season since linebacker London Fletcher in 2012. He would be the first Redskins defensive back to accomplish the feat since DeAngelo Hall (six) in 2010.
  • Fuller recording his fifth interception of the season at age 22 to become the youngest member of the Redskins to pick off five passes in a season since Tom Carter (six at age 21) in 1993, according to records provided by Pro Football Reference.
  • Linebacker Junior Galette recording a full sack in back-to-back games for the first time since Weeks 5-7 of the 2014 season as a member of the New Orleans Saints.
  • Wide receiver Ryan Grant adding to his single-season career highs in receptions (31), receiving yards (341) and receiving touchdowns (three) this season.
  • Safety DeAngelo Hall (five) returning a fumble for a touchdown to tie Jason Taylor (six) for the most career fumble return touchdowns in NFL history.
  • Hall (three with Washington) returning another fumble for a touchdown to break the team record for career fumble return touchdowns (three by Chris Hanburger and Brad Dusek).
  • Hall improving upon his 43 career interceptions, most among active NFL players.
  • Hall intercepting a pass to tie Ken Houston (24) for ninth-most in team history.
  • Hall entering the game tied for the lead among active NFL players in career non-offensive touchdowns (10, tied with Aqib Talib).
  • Defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis adding to his career-high 3.5 sacks.
  • Ioannidis (3.5) recording 2.5 sacks to tie Chris Baker (6.0 in 2015) and Stephen Bowen (6.0 in 2011) for the most sacks in a season by a Redskins defensive lineman since the team's transition to a 3-4 base in 2010.
  • Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan starting his 108th consecutive regular season game, the longest active streak among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career.
  • Kerrigan entering the game as one of only five players in NFL history to record 7.5 sacks in each of the first seven seasons of a career since the NFL adopted sacks as an official statistic in 1982 (Jared Allen, Derrick Thomas, DeMarcus Ware and Reggie White).
  • Kerrigan (9.0) recording a sack to record his third career 10- sack season and join Charles Mann (five) and Dexter Manley (four) as the only Redskins to record at least three 10-sack seasons since the NFL adopted sacks as an official statistic in 1982. (Note: Coy Bacon unofficially notched three 10-sack seasons from 1978-80 prior to sacks becoming official).
  • Kerrigan (9.0) notching a sack to give him back-to-back 10-sack seasons for the first time in his career.
  • Kerrigan (9.0) becoming the first member of the Redskins with consecutive 10-sack campaigns since 1985-86, when both Mann and Manley accomplished the feat.
  • Kerrigan posting 2.0 or more sacks in back-to-back games for the first time in his career.
  • Kerrigan recording a full sack in three consecutive games for the first time since a four-game stretch in Weeks 11-14 in 2016.
  • Kerrigan recording his fourth career interception return touchdown to take sole possession of second-most in franchise history. He is currently tied with DeAngelo Hall, Monte Coleman, Andre Collins, Brig Owens and Mike Bass (three each).
  • Kerrigan tying a team record with his second interception return touchdown of the season (Pug Rentner, 1936; Dan Sandifer, 1948; Dale Hackbart, 1961; Vernon Dean, 1984; Andre Collins, 1994; DeAngelo Hall, 2013).
  • Defensive end Anthony Lanier II recording a sack in three straight games for the first time in his career.
  • Running back Samaje Perine rushing for 100 yards in three straight games for the first time in his career.
  • Perine becoming the first member of the Redskins to post three consecutive 100-yard rushing games since Alfred Morris in Weeks 12- 14 of the 2012 season. Morris' streak also represents the last time a Redskins rookie has accomplished the feat.
  • Tight end Jordan Reed entering the contest with 19 receiving touchdowns since 2015, second-most by any NFL tight end in that time frame.
  • Reed (seven) scoring multiple receiving touchdowns to tie Gary Clark (eight) for fifth-most games with multiple touchdown receptions by a member of the Redskins since 1960.
  • Reed (2,813) gaining 117 receiving yards to pass Bill Anderson (2,929) for the third-most career receiving yards by a tight end in Redskins history.
  • Reed (2,813) gaining 187 receiving yards to join Jerry Smith and Chris Cooley as the only tight ends to record 3,000 career receiving yards as a member of the Redskins.
  • Safety D.J. Swearinger (three) breaking his single-season career high (three in 2016) with his next interception.
  • Swearinger (two in Week 10) recording multiple interceptions to become the first member of the Redskins since Darrell Green (two in 1993) to record multiple games with two or more interceptions in a single season.
  • Punter Tress Way (246) punting four times this season to qualify for the 250-punt career threshold to qualify for team records for net punting average since 1976. Way's current 39.5-yard net average would exceed the 38.3-yard mark set by Matt Turk, currently the top career net average by a member of the Redskins since 1976.

NOTABLE REDSKINS/COWBOYS CONNECTIONS

Former Cowboys on Redskins:

Check out some photos of Robert Griffin III's time with the Redskins.

  • Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach Bill Callahan (2012-14)
  • Assistant Offensive Line Coach Kevin Carberry (2014-15)
  • Tight Ends Coach Wes Phillips (2007-13)
  • DL Terrell McClain (2014-16)

Former Redskins on Cowboys:

  • RB Alfred Morris (2012-15)

Cowboys from the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:

  • Strength & Conditioning Coach Mike Woicik (Baltimore, Md.)

Redskins from Texas:

  • Tight Ends Coach Wes Phillips (Houston)
  • WR Josh Doctson (Mansfield)
  • WR Ryan Grant (Beaumont)
  • QB Colt McCoy (Tuscola)
  • DL Ziggy Hood (Amarillo)
  • RB Samaje Perine (Pflugerville)
  • LB Pete Robertson (Longview)
  • K Nick Rose (Dallas)
  • T Trent Williams (Longview)

Cowboys who went to college in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:

  • Wide Receivers Coach Derek Dooley (Virginia)
  • LB Justin Durant (Hampton)

Redskins who went to college in Texas:

  • Tight Ends Coach Wes Phillips (UTEP)
  • WR Josh Doctson (TCU)
  • S Deshazor Everett (Texas A&M)
  • QB Colt McCoy (Texas)
  • T Ty Nsekhe (Texas State)
  • LB Pete Robertson (Texas Tech)
  • K Nick Rose (Texas)

Notable Pro Connections:

  • Head Coach Jay Gruden (2002-08) worked with Cowboys Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach Rod Marinelli (1996-05) and Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator Rich Bisaccia (2002-10) for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett played for the Bucs in 2004.
  • Director of Player Development Malcolm Blacken worked with Cowboys Offensive Coordinator Scott Linehan for the Detroit Lions in 2009. Quarterbacks Coach Kevin O'Connell played for the Lions in 2009.
  • Blacken worked with Rod Marinelli for the Detroit Lions from 2006- 08.
  • Offensive Coordinator Matt Cavanaugh worked for the San Francisco 49ers when Cowboys Offensive Line Coach Frank Pollock played there in 1996.
  • Cavanaugh played with Cowboys Safeties Coach Greg Jackson on the New York Giants from 1990-91.
  • Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard worked with Cowboys Offensive Assistant Stephen Brown for the Buffalo Bills in 2013.
  • Hilliard worked for the Miami Dolphins when Cowboys Assistant Offensive Line Coach Marc Colombo played there in 2011.
  • Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky played with Cowboys Quarterbacks Coach Wade Wilson on the Minnesota Vikings in 1991.
  • Manusky worked with Rich Bisaccia for the San Diego Chargers in 2011.
  • Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach Bill Callahan and Kelly worked for the Oakland Raiders when Wade Wilson played there from 1998-99. Running backs Coach Randy Jordan also played for the Raiders during that time.
  • Callahan worked for the Philadelphia Eagles when Greg Jackson played there in 1995.
  • Jordan played for the Jacksonville Jaguars when Cowboys Secondary Coach Joe Baker worked there from 1995-97. Defensive Backs Coach Torrian Gray worked with Wade Wilson for the Chicago Bears from 2004-05. Marc Colombo played for the Bears during that time.
  • Defensive Line Coach Jim Tomsula worked with Greg Jackson for the San Francisco 49ers from 2011-15.
  • O'Connell played on the New England Patriots when Cowboys Strength & Conditioning Coordinator Mike Woicik worked there from 2008-09.
  • Defensive Quality Control Coach Cannon Matthews worked for the Cleveland Browns when Cowboys G Jonathan Cooper played there in 2016.
  • Offensive Quality Control Chris O'Hara worked for the Jacksonville Jaguars when Cowboys DT Richard Ash played there in 2016.
  • QB Colt McCoy (2010-12) played on the Cleveland Browns when Cowboys Running backs Coach Gary Brown (2009-12), Cowboys Passing Game Coordinator/Linebackers Coach Matt Eberflus (2009- 10) and Cowboys Assistant Coach/Special Projects Ben Bloom (2010) worked there.
  • TE Vernon Davis (2006-15) and McCoy (2013) played on the San Francisco 49ers when Greg Jackson (2011-14) worked there. Joe Looney played on the 49ers from 2012-15.
  • DL Terrell McClain (2011) and CB Josh Norman (2012-15) played with Cowboys T Byron Bell (2011-14) and CB Bene' Benwikere (2014- 15) on the Carolina Panthers.
  • LB Zach Brown played with Byron Bell on the Tennessee Titans in 2015.
  • DL Stacy McGee (2013-16) played with Cowboys WR Brice Butler (2013-15), RB Darren McFadden (2008-14) and DE Benson Mayowa (2014-16) on the Oakland Raiders. S D.J. Swearinger played with Jonathan Cooper on the Arizona Cardinals from 2015-16.
  • LB Zach Brown played with Cowboys Joe Looney on the Tennessee TItans in 2015.

Notable College Connections:

  • Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach Bill Callahan worked at Northern Arizona when Cowboys Offensive Line Coach Frank Pollock played there from 1987-88.
  • Director of Player Development Malcolm Blacken worked with Cowboys Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator Rich Bisaccia at South Carolina from 1990-91.
  • Running backs Coach Randy Jordan (2012-13) worked at North Carolina when Cowboys G Jonathan Cooper (2009-12) and WR Ryan Switzer (2013-16) played there. LB Zach Brown also played at North Carolina from 2008-11.
  • LB Martrell Spaight and TE Jeremy Sprinkle played at Arkansas when Cowboys Tight Ends Coach Steve Loney worked there in 2014.
  • WR Ryan Grant played at Tulane when Cowboys Safeties Coach Greg Jackson worked there in 2009.
  • DL Ziggy Hood played at Missouri when Cowboys Passing Game Coordinator/Linebackers Coach Matt Eberflus worked there from 2005-08.
  • CB Quinton Dunbar (2011-14) and TE Jordan Reed (2009-12) played with Cowboys T Chaz Green (2010-14) at Florida.
  • DL Stacy McGee (2009-12), P Tress Way (2008-12) and T Trent Williams (2006-09) played with Cowboys TE James Hanna (2008-11) at Oklahoma.
  • OL Brandon Scherff played with Cowboys LB Anthony Hitchens at Iowa from 2010-13.
  • LB Preston Smith played with Cowboys QB Dak Prescott at Mississippi State from 2011-14.
  • K Nick Rose played with Cowboys TE Geoff Swaim at Texas from 2013-14.
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