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2019 Redskins Game Preview: Redskins/Cowboys, Week 17

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Coming off of a tough loss at home to New York, the Redskins travel to AT&T Stadium to take on the Dallas Cowboys for their season finale. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:25 p.m. on Sunday.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of this divisional game:

GAMEDAY INFORMATION

Find out more about Sunday's contest by visiting, HERE.

ALL-TIME SERIES

  • Dallas leads 72-45-2 overall and maintains a 2-0 postseason advantage.
  • The Cowboys have won six of the last seven matchups between the two dating back to Week 2 of the 2016 season.
  • The Redskins lost the previous meeting between the pair earlier this year, when Dallas won at FedExField in Week 2, 31-21.

Check out photos of the Washington Redskins during their regular season Week 16 game against the New York Giants.

COACHING STAFF

Redskins:

  • HC Bill Callahan
  • OC Kevin O'Connell
  • DC Greg Manusky
  • STC Nate Kaczor

Cowboys:

  • HC Jason Garrett
  • OC Kellen Moore
  • DC Rod Marinelli
  • STC Keith O'Quinn

OTHER SIGNIFICANT CHANGES

Redskins:

  • After Dwayne Haskins missed most of the second half in last Sunday's contest against the New York Giants with an ankle injury, interim head coach Bill Callahan confirmed that the rookie signal-caller will be out for Week 17. Eighth-year veteran Case Keenum should be the starter in his absence this weekend.
  • The Redskins are coming off one of their best offensive performances of the season, scoring a season-best 35 points. That was due in large part to the play of Haskins and Keenum, who combined to throw for 281 yards -- the burgundy and gold's third-highest total of 2019. In addition, eight different Redskins receivers had at least one catch.

Cowboys:

  • With kicker Brett Maher struggling to find consistency for the majority of the season, the Cowboys opted to bring in veteran Kai Forbath, just after cutting Maher ahead of Week 15's game against the Rams. Since his signing, Forbath has converted on all six field goals and five extra-point attempts.
  • Second-year linebacker Leighton Vander Esch, one of the Cowboys' most talented defensive players, has not played since Nov. 17 against the Detroit Lions due a back injury. Dallas has struggled in his absence, going a combined 1-4 with the former Pro Bowler out.

STORYLINES/THINGS TO WATCH

  • Redskins searching for first divisional win -- Losing last week against the New York Giants, Washington is now 0-5 in divisional matchups during the 2019 campaign. With only one game left this season, the burgundy and gold will look to put an end to that streak on Sunday and carry some momentum into next season.
  • Cowboys need a win (and some help) to make playoff return -- Though Dallas' loss to the Eagles last Sunday damaged their playoff hopes, it did not eliminate them altogether. In Week 17, they'll need to take care of Washington at home and have New York beat Philadelphia in order to advance to the postseason.
  • 110th career meeting -- This weekend's contest at AT&T Stadium will mark the 110th meeting between the two storied division rivals. Both teams have seen some outstanding players and games in the history of the two franchises, and Sunday marks the latest chapter in what should be another tight NFC East battle.

INTRIGUING MATCHUPS

  • RB Ezekiel Elliott vs. Redskins' front seven -- When Dallas' offense is at their best, Elliott, one of the NFL's premier running backs, is heavily featured in the power run game. That's what happened in the first matchup between the two teams in Week 2, when the three-time Pro Bowler ran for 111 yards and a touchdown. The Redskins defense, which has allowed a 100-yard rusher in three consecutive games, will look to limit those numbers this time around.
  • Redskins' wide receivers vs. Cowboys' secondary -- Washington's trio of rookie wide receivers -- Terry McLaurin, Kelvin Harmon and Steven Sims Jr. -- has impressed more and more each week. Sunday presents a new challenge for them, however, having to face off against a talented Cowboys' secondary.
  • RB Adrian Peterson vs. Cowboys' defensive front -- Last week against the Giants, Peterson passed Walter Payton for fourth all-time in career rushing touchdowns with his 111th score on the ground. Peterson also rushed for a touchdown back in Week 2, when the two teams first met, but only garnered 25 yards. Facing off against a stout front seven, he'll look to have more success in AT&T Stadium.
  • QB Dak Prescott vs. Redskins' secondary -- The burgundy and gold's secondary had no answers for the Giants' offense in Week 16, giving up a total of five passing touchdowns. They'll hope to do better against another divisional opponent this Sunday when they line up across from Prescott and a talented wide receiver corps.

INJURY REPORT

  • The injury report for the Week 17 matchup between the Redskins and the Cowboys can be found, HERE.

REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS

Redskins:

  • Passing — QB Case Keenum (1501 yards)
  • Rushing — RB Adrian Peterson (820 yards)
  • Receiving — WR Terry McLaurin (919 yards)
  • Touchdowns — QB Case Keenum (11)
  • Tackles — S Landon Collins (116, 78 solo)
  • Sacks — DL Matt Ioannidis (8.5)
  • Interceptions — CB Quinton Dunbar (4)

Cowboys:

  • Passing — QB Dak Prescott (4599 yards)
  • Rushing — RB Ezekiel Elliott (1235 yards)
  • Receiving — WR Amari Cooper (1097 yards)
  • Touchdowns — QB Dak Prescott (29)
  • Tackles — LB Jaylon Smith (133, 81 solo)
  • Sacks — DE Robert Quinn (10.5)
  • Interceptions — S Xavier Woods / CB Jourdan Lewis (2)

REGULAR SEASON TEAM STATS

Redskins:

  • Total offense — 31st (274.9 YPG)
  • Scoring offense — 31st (16.7 PPG)
  • Passing offense — 32nd (175.3 YPG)
  • Sacks allowed — 27th (48)
  • Running offense — 21st (99.7 YPG)
  • Third down offense — T-31st (30%)
  • Total defense — 25th (376.3 YPG)
  • Scoring defense — 24th (25.9 PPG)
  • Passing defense — 14th (235.3 YPG)
  • Sacks — 9th (43)
  • Running defense — 29th (141.1 YPG)
  • Third down defense — 32nd (49%)
  • Time of possession — 32nd (27:18)
  • Turnover differential — 14th (+2)

Cowboys:

  • Total offense — 1st (425.8 YPG)
  • Scoring offense — 8th (25.8 PPG)
  • Passing offense — 2nd (297.1 YPG)
  • Sacks allowed — 1st (20)
  • Running offense — 8th (128.7 YPG)
  • Third down offense — T-1st (47%)
  • Total defense — 11th (330.7 YPG)
  • Scoring defense — 11th (20.3 PPG)
  • Passing defense — 11th (226.2 YPG)
  • Sacks — T-19th (37)
  • Running defense — 13th (104.5 YPG)
  • Third down defense — T-5th (35%)
  • Time of possession — 24th (29:14)
  • Turnover differential — T-17th (-2)

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