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Redskins-Cowboys Monday Stats Pack

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A list of stats and notes from the Washington Redskins' Week 8 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys that took place at FedExField in Landover, Md.

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Team:

  • The Washington Redskins fell to the Dallas Cowboys, 33-19, in front of an announced crowd of 78,428 people at FedExField on Sunday. [
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  • Including an interception on the Eagles' first drive in Week 7, the Redskins have now recorded an opening-drive takeaway in back-to-back games for the first time since Weeks 5-6 of the 2015 season.
  • The Redskins have now held opponents without points on their opening possession in six straight games for the first time since the final four games of the 2011 season and the first two games of the 2012 season.
  • The Redskins scored on their opening drive on a 38-yard field goal by kicker Nick Rose. The Redskins have now scored points on their opening drive in six consecutive games for the first time since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
  • The game represented the culmination of the Redskins' annual Alumni Homecoming Weekend. This year, not including coaches and football staff, players in attendance for various elements of this weekend accounted for more than 560 combined seasons of Redskins playing experience, 102 combined Super Bowl appearances and 65 combined Super Bowl titles, including 30 members of the 80 Greatest Redskins, 20 members of the Redskins Ring of Fame and four members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  • The defeat snapped a streak of four consecutive victories on the team's annual Alumni Homecoming Weekend, including victories against San Diego (2013), Tennessee (2014), Tampa Bay (2015) and Minnesota (2016).
  • The game was the 115th installment of the Redskins/Cowboys rivalry, including postseason play.

Offense:

Quarterback Trent Williams completed 26-of-39 pass attempts for 263 yards with one touchdown and one interception for a passer rating of 83.6. * With his 38th attempt of the game, Cousins moved past Billy Kilmer (1,791) for the fifth-most career passing attempts in Redskins history. * Cousins has now thrown a touchdown pass in nine consecutive games, dating back to Week 15 of the 2016 season. * Since assuming the starting role at the outset of the 2015 season, Cousinshas thrown a touchdown pass in 37 regular season games, tied with Matt Ryan for the most in the NFL in that time frame. * Cousins started his 39th consecutive regular season game for the Redskins, already the third-longest streak by a Redskins quarterback since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger behind Joe Theismann (60 from 1980-84) and Mark Rypien (41 from 1990-93). * The game snapped a streak of four consecutive contests with a passer rating of 100.0 or better for Cousins, the second-longest streak of his career. * Wide receiver Jamison Crowderrecorded a career-high 123 receiving yards, surpassing his previous career high of 109 yards set in Week 17 of the 2015 season at Dallas. * With nine receptions, Crowder tied his single-game career high in receptions, set previously in Week 8 of the 2016 season in an overtime contest against Cincinnati in London. * Crowder recorded his first 100-yard receiving game of the season. * Crowdereclipsed 100 receiving yards in a game for the fifth time in his career and the first time since Week 11 of the 2016 season vs. Green Bay. * Crowder recorded a season-long 41-yard reception in the first quarter. * Running back Chris Thompson caught eight passes for 76 receiving yards and added 18 rushing yards on four carries. * Thompson's eight receptions tied his career high set previously in Week 3 of the 2015 season against the New York Giants. * Thompson pushed his single-season career high in receiving yards this year to 442. * Thompson's 442 receiving yards are the third-most by an NFL running back through the first seven games of a season since 1999, according to records provided by Pro Football Reference, trailing only Marshall Faulk (494 in 2000) and Charlie Garner (449 in 2002). * On a 26-yard reception in the second quarter, Thompsonbecame the 22nd back in Redskins history to reach 1,000 career receiving yards with the team. * Running back Rob Kelley scored his first touchdown of the season on a one-yard run in the first quarter. The score represented his seventh career rushing touchdown. * Wide receiver Josh Doctson caught a one-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, pushing his season and career totals in receiving touchdowns to three. * Wide receiver Ryan Grant matched his career high with five receptions, tying his mark set in Week 2 of the 2014 season vs. Jacksonville and Week 4 of the 2015 season vs. Philadelphia

Defense:

  • Linebacker Ryan Kerriganstarted his 103rd consecutive regular season game, the longest active streak among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career.
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Kerriganrecorded two sacks. * The multi-sack game wasKerrigan'sfirst of the season and his first since a 2.5-sack effort in Week 6 of the 2016 season vs. Philadelphia. * The contest wasKerrigan's10th career game with at least 2.0 sacks. He tied Ken Harvey for the third-most career games with 2.0 or more sacks by a member of the Redskins since the NFL made sacks an official statistic in 1982 (Dexter Manley, 23; Charles Mann, 13). * **Kerriganadded his fifth sack of the season in the first quarter. He later added his sixth sack of the season in the third quarter, pushing his career total to 64.5. * Kerrigan'sfirst sack gave the Redskins a sack in a 31st consecutive regular season game, dating back to 2015. Washington's active streak of 31 games is the longest in the NFL. * The Redskins posted a sack in a 31st straight regular season game to take sole possession of the second-longest sack streak in team history (surpassing a 30-game streak in Week 15 in 2008 through Week 12 in 2010) since the NFL adopted sacks as an official statistic in 1982. * The Redskins recorded a takeaway on the game's first play from scrimmage, when a fumble by Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was forced by defensive linemanMatt Ioannidisand recovered by cornerbackJosh Norman. * The takeaway was the Redskins' first on their opponent's first play from scrimmage since cornerback Bashaud Breeland recovered a fumble on the New York Jets' first offensive play in Week 6 of the 2015 season. * The forced fumble was the first ofIoannidis'career. * The fumble recovery was the fourth ofNorman's career and his first since joining the Redskins in 2016.

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