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Redskins-Cowboys Friday Stats Pack

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A list of stats and notes from the Washington Redskins' Week 12 game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, as compiled by Redskins Public Relations.* "Redskins-Cowboys Friday Stats Pack" is presented by BDO by the Numbers. People who know, know BDO.*


Team:

  • The Washington Redskins fell to the Dallas Cowboys, 31-26, in front of an announced crowd of 93,099 people at AT&T Stadium on Thursday.

The game was the Redskins' ninth Thanksgiving Day contest all-time, joining Thanksgiving Day games in 1968, 1973, 1974, 1978, 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2012. * The Redskins gained 505 yards of offense. Including a 515-yard game last week, the Redskins have now recorded 500 yards of offense in consecutive games for the first time in team history. * The Redskins set a team record by recording their third 500-yard game this season, passing the two 500-yard games recorded in each of the 1950, 1981, 1989 and 1999 seasons. * The Redskins recorded their seventh 400-yard offensive output of the season, tying the 1983 and 1989 Redskins for the second-most in a season in team history. The Redskins are one 400-yard game shy of tying the team record of eight, set in 2013. * The Redskins have now reached 400 yards in back-to-back games and in five of their last six games. * The Redskins exceeded 300 yards of offense in a 15th consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season, for the first time since a team-record 17-game stretch across the 1987-88 seasons.  * The Redskins have now posted zero turnovers in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 16-17 last season. * The Redskins held the Cowboys without a sack, marking the Redskins' third sack-free game of the season and the team's first since Week 6 vs. Philadelphia.

Offense:

  • Quarterback Trent Williams completed 41-of-53 passes for 449 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. He finished the game with a passer rating of 120.7.
  • Cousins' performance made him only the fifth NFL quarterback to post 400-plus yards, at least three touchdowns and no interceptions in a game this season, joining Drew Brees (Sept. 11 vs. Oakland), Tom Brady (Oct. 9 vs. Cleveland), Derek Carr (Oct. 30 vs. Tampa Bay) and Ben Roethlisberger (Nov. 13 vs. Dallas).
  • The 449 passing yards were the second-most in a game in Cousins' career, trailing only a 458-yard overtime game against Cincinnati in Week 8.
  • Cousins claimed sole possession of the most career 400-yard passing games in team history with his third career 400-yard effort, passing Sonny Jurgensen and Mark Rypien (two each).
  • With his second 400-yard passing game of the season, Cousins became the first player in team history to record multiple 400-yard passing games in a single season.
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Cousins has now thrown three touchdown passes in consecutive games for the first time since a three-game stretch in Weeks 15-17 of the 2015 season. * *Cousins *pushed his passing touchdowns total this season to 20. His 2015-16 seasons mark the fifth time in team history a quarterback has produced back-to-back 20-touchdown seasons (Joe Theismann in 1983-84, Sonny Jurgensen in 1966-67 and 1969-70, and Sammy Baugh in 1947-48). * *Cousinsadded to his team record with his 18th career 300-yard game (including 17 in regular season play). * The game wasCousins'sixth 300-yard performance of the season, the second-most in team history. He trails only his own team record of seven 300-yard games, set in the 2015 season. * Cousinshas now exceeded 350 passing yards in back-to-back games for the first time in his career. He is the first Redskins quarterback to accomplish the feat since Jay Schroeder in Weeks 8-9 of the 1986 season. * Cousins' 3,540 passing yards in 2016 now rank 10th-most in a single season in team history. * Cousinshas thrown at least one touchdown pass in 26 of 27 regular season games since assuming the starting role prior to the 2015 season, including each of the last 10 games dating back to Week 2. * Cousinscompleted 18-of-26 passes for 216 yards in the first half, marking the sixth 200-yard first half of his career and his first since Week 16 of the 2015 season. * Tight endJordan Reed *gained 95 yards on a team-high 10 receptions with two receiving touchdowns. * *Reed(2,546) passed Don Warren (2,536) for fourth-most career receiving yards by a tight end in team history. * With two touchdownsReed *tied Clint Didier (19) for fourth-most by a tight end in Redskins history. * *Reed(241) surpassed Brian Mitchell (232) and Larry Brown (238) for 13th on the Redskins' all-time receptions list. * Cousins *recorded the 65th touchdown pass of his career on a five-yard pass toReedin the fourth quarter. * The touchdown reception was the fourth of the season forReedand the 18th of his career. * Earlier on the drive culminating in his touchdown,Reed caught a season-long 33-yard reception. It was the second-longest reception of his career and his longest since a 38-yard gain vs. Chicago on Oct. 20, 2013. * **Reedlater added an eight-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. * The game wasReed'ssixth of his career with multiple receiving touchdowns, tying Santana Moss for sixth-most by a member of the Redskins since 1960. * Reedbecame only the third member of the Redskins since 1991 to record two receiving touchdowns in the fourth quarter of a game, joining Santana Moss (Sept. 19, 2005 at Dallas) and Leonard Hankerson (Sept. 9, 2013 vs. Philadelphia).


Cousinsadded the 66th touchdown pass of his career – his 19th of the season – on a 67-yard touchdown pass toJamison Crowderin the fourth quarter. * The receiving touchdown wasJackson'sthird of the season and the 45th of his career. * *Jacksonhas now caught a touchdown pass in consecutive games for the first time since a three-game stretch in Weeks 11-13 of the 2015 season. * The touchdown wasJackson's *21st career total touchdown of 60 yards or more, tying Devin Hester for second-most total touchdowns of 60 yards or more in NFL history. * The touchdown was the 25th total touchdown ofJackson'scareer spanning 50 yards or more, bringing him one shy of Steve Smith, Sr. (26) for fourth in total touchdowns of 50 yards or more in the NFL since the 1970 merger. * The 67-yard reception was a season long forJacksonand his longest since a 77-yard touchdown vs. Buffalo in Week 15 of the 2015 season. * **Jacksonfinished the game with a season-high 118 yards on four receptions, including the touchdown. * The 100-yard receiving game was the 29th ofJackson'scareer and his first since Week 1 vs. Pittsburgh. It was Jackson's ninth career 100-yard game as a member of the Redskins, tying Garçon for 10th most in team history. * The Redskins concluded the first half with an 11-play, 73-yard scoring drive culminating with a 20-yard field goal by kickerDustin Hopkins. The Redskins started the drive with 1:45 remaining in the half, marking the first points the Redskins had scored this season on a drive beginning in the final two minutes of a half. * Wide receiverRob Kelleyextended his streak of consecutive regular season games played with a reception to 97, the sixth-longest active streak in the NFL (Larry Fitzgerald, 189; Brandon Marshall, 154; Steve Smith Sr., 137; Jason Witten, 129; Michael Crabtree, 104). Sixty-eight of the games in Garçon's streak have come with Washington, the third-longest streak by a member of the Redskins since the 1970 merger. * Wide receiverJamison Crowderrecorded a 38-yard reception in the first quarter. Including 44- and 53-yard receptions last week, Crowder has now recorded a reception of 35 or more yards in back-to-back games for the first time in his career. * Tight endDerek Carrier recorded his first catch of the season on a four-yard gain in the third quarter. It was his first reception since Week 14 of the 2015 season at Chicago.

Defense:

  • Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan started his 91st consecutive game, tied for second-most among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career.
  • Kerrigan pushed his season sack total to 9.0 with a sack in the second quarter. He enters Sunday's game one sack shy of the league lead (10.0, three players tied).
  • Kerrigan's sack gave the Redskins a sack in a 19th consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season. Entering the game, Washington's active streak ranked second in the NFC and fifth in the NFL.

Special Teams:

  • Hopkins scored eight points in the contest to post the 26th 100-point season in team history. He is the first member of the Redskins to accomplish the feat in consecutive seasons since Graham Gano in 2010-11.
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