REGULAR SEASON WEEK 17WASHINGTON REDSKINS (4-11) vs. DALLAS COWBOYS (11-4)**
Sunday, Dec. 28 – 1 p.m. ET
FedExField (85,000) – Landover, Md.
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The Washington Redskins will conclude their 2014 season on Sunday in search of a season sweep of their NFC East rival, the Dallas Cowboys. Kickoff from FedExField is set for 1 p.m. ET.
In the teams' first meeting of the season on Monday Night Football in Week 8, the Redskins and Cowboys played the fourth overtime game ins their 109-game series history. The Redskins scored on a 40-yard Kai Forbath field goal to cap their opening overtime possession and sealed a 20-17 road win by forcing a turnover on downs on the Cowboys' first opportunity. With a win this Sunday, the Redskins can earn their second sweep of their archrival in three seasons.
The Redskins played another late-game NFC East thriller last week, using a 26-yard Forbath field goal with five seconds remaining to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles, 27-24. Former Eagle DeSean Jackson was integral to the win, catching four passes for 126 yards and earning his second 100-yard receiving game against his former team this season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Jackson became the first NFL player to record two 100-yard receiving games against a former team in a single season since the Patriots' Wes Welker against the Dolphins in 2011.
– Redskins trail overall series, 43-64-2
– Redskins trail regular season series, 41-64-2
– Last meeting: Oct. 27, 2014 (20-17 OT, WAS)
– Kevin Burkhardt (play-by-play)
– John Lynch (color)
– Pam Oliver (sidelines)
Radio: Redskins Radio Network
– Larry Michael (play-by-play)
– Sonny Jurgensen (color)
– Chris Cooley (analysis)
– Rick "Doc" Walker (sidelines)
Head Coach Jason Garrett leads the Dallas Cowboys in 2014. The Cowboys enter Week 17 with an 11-4 record and having already clinched first place in the NFC East.
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Quarterback Tony Romo is in his 12th year with the Cowboys. Romo has completed 282-of-401 passes this season for 3,406 yards with 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
Running back DeMarco Murray is the league's leading rusher in 2014. The fourth-year back out of Oklahoma has rushed for 1,745 yards on 373 carries (4.7 avg.) with 12 rushing touchdowns. He has also contributed 54 receptions for 395 yards.
Receiver Dez Bryant leads the Cowboys in receptions (84), receiving yards (1,221) and receiving touchdowns (14). Tight end Jason Witten is second on the team with 60 receptions for 654 yards, while wide receiver Terrence Williams ranks second on the Cowboys with eight receiving touchdowns among his 34 catches this season.
Safety Barry Church has recorded a team-high 85 total tackles (68 solo) this season. Defensive end Jeremy Mincey and defensive tackle Henry Melton are tied for the team lead with five sacks each, and safety J.J. Wilcox and linebacker Bruce Carter are tied with three interceptions each.
Dan Bailey handles kicking duties for Dallas. Bailey is 22-of-26 on field goal attempts this season (84.6 percent). Chris Jones has punted 53 times with a 45.5-yard average this season.
Dwayne Harris serves as the Cowboys' return specialist. He has returned 28 punts for 263 yards (9.4 avg.), and has gained 687 yards on 28 kickoff returns (24.5 avg.) this season.
Regular Season SeriesSunday's matchup between the Redskins and Cowboys will mark the 110th overall meeting between the division rivals. It will be the 108th regular season meeting between the two franchises.
The Redskins trail the all-time regular season series, 41-64-2. Washington won both of the teams' postseason meetings, victories in the 1972 and 1982 NFC Championship games.
The Redskins defeated the Cowboys, 20-17, in an overtime thriller in the teams' first meeting this season. With a win on Sunday, the Redskins can earn their first sweep of the Cowboys 2012 and would have wins in four of their last six against Dallas for the first time since the 2005-08 seasons.
What To Watch For This Week
- The Redskins improving to 21-14 in season finales since the NFL adopted the 16-game regular season in 1978. The Redskins' 20 victories in Week 17 since 1978 are tied with five other teams for fourth-most in the league.
- The Redskins sweeping the Cowboys for the first time since 2012.
- The Redskins earning their first home win against the Cowboys since an NFC-East-clinching victory in Week 17 of the 2012 season.
- The Redskins winning for of their last six games against Dallas for the first time since the end of the 2005 season through the beginning of the 2008 season.
- The Redskins (337) completing 19 passes to break the team record for completions in a season set last year (355).
The Redskins (4.125) gaining 352 gross passing yards (passing yards unadjusted for sacks) to break the mark set by the 1989 Redskins (4,476). * The Redskins' offense improving upon its 5,325 yards of offense this season, the 26th 5,000-yard season in team history. The team's 10 straight 5,000-yard seasons from 2005-14 represent the longest streak in team history, beating a nine-year streak from 1983-91. * The Redskins (5.325) gaining 273 yards to pass the 1987 Redskins (5,597) and the Top 10 for total offense in a single season. * The Redskins (3,738) throwing for 262 passing yards to post the third 4,000-yard passing season in team history (4,349 in 1989 and 4,136 in 1988). * Safety Ryan Clark, in his 13th NFL season, making nine tackles to surpass his previous career high for tackles according to totals kept by STATS, LLC. * Kicker Kai Forbath maintaining the highest field goal percentage in team history among players with at least 50 field goal attempts (87.9-percent). * Forbath (88.5) finishing the season with the third-highest single-season field goal percentage among qualified players in team history, trailing only Mark Moseley's 95.2 percent in 1982 and Forbath's 94.4 percent in his debut season in 2012. * Forbath (58) making one field goal to tie or two field goals to pass Graham Gano (59) for fifth-most in team history. * Forbath (98) scoring two points to become the first Redskins player to score 100 points in a season since Gano (118 in 2011). It would represent the 24th individual 100-point season in team history. * Wide receiver Pierre Garcon recording two touchdown receptions to match his single-season best as a member of the Redskins (five in 2013). * Quarterback Robert Griffin III (7,761) accruing 308 passing yards to pass Eddie LeBaron (8,068) for eighth-most in team history. * Griffin III (39) throwing a touchdown pass to join Sammy Baugh, Sonny Jurgensen, Joe Theismann, Billy Kilmer, Mark Rypien, Eddie LeBaron, Jason Campbell, Gus Frerotte and Norm Snead as the only players to throw at least 40 touchdowns as a member of the Redskins. * Griffin III scoring a rushing touchdown to tie Eddie LeBaron, Mark Rypien and Norm Snead for fourth-most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in Redskins history (eight). * Griffin III gaining 39 rushing yards to become only the second quarterback to rush for 1,500 career yards with the Redskins (1,815 by Joe Theismann). * Running back Roy Helu Jr. registering another 30-yard reception. This season, Helu Jr. has become the first Redskins running back in records available dating back to 1994 to record a reception of at least 30 yards in five games in a single season. * Helu Jr. adding to his career high in receiving yards this season (436). * Helu Jr. finishing the season as the NFL leader in yards per reception by a running back (11.5). * Wide Receiver DeSean Jackson improving upon his league-leading 20.1 yards per reception this season. * Jackson becoming the first member of the Redskins to finish a season as the NFL leader in yards per reception since Henry Ellard (19.5 in 1996). He would be the fourth in team history to accomplish the feat (Ellard in 1996, Jim Podoley in 1957 and Hugh Taylor in 1950). * Jackson posting the ninth season in team history with at least 20.0 yards per reception, joining Hugh Taylor (1950, 1952, 1953), Charlie Brown (1982), Bill Anderson (1959), Bobby Mitchell (1963), Jim Podoley (1957) and Clint Didier (1986). * Jackson gaining 100 receiving yards to tie Pro Football Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell's team record for 100-yard receiving games in a single season (7 in 1962). * Jackson (1,083) gaining 144 yards to pass Art Monk (1,226 in 1985) to enter the Top 10 in receiving yards in a single season in team history. * Jackson scoring another touchdown covering 50 yards or more to become the first member of the Redskins with four 50-yard touchdowns in a season since Santana Moss (four in 2005). * Jackson recording a 50-plus yard touchdown to tie Ken Burrough and Devin Hester (21) for sixth-most total touchdowns of 50 yards or more in the NFL since the 1970 merger. * Jackson recording a fifth game this season with a receiving average of 30.0 or more yards per reception with at least three catches. His four such games this year are tied with Cliff Branch (4 in 1976) and Mike Wallace (4 in 2010) for the most by any NFL player in a single season since 1970. * Jackson posting a 10th career game with 30.0 or more yards per reception with at least three receptions to join Stanley Morgan (14) and James Lofton (10) as the only NFL players to do so in double-digit contests since 1970. * Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan improving upon his career-high 13.5 sacks this season. * Kerrigan recording a half-sack or more to break the tie with Ken Harvey for the most sacks in a single season by a Redskins linebacker (13.5). *
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Kerrigan ascending the team's single-season sack list. His 13.5 sacks are tied with Ken Harvey (13.5 in 1994) and Dexter Manley (13.5 in 1984) for fourth, and he sits one sack shy of Charles Mann for third (14.5 in 1985) and 1.5 sacks shy of Dexter Manley (15.0 in 1985) for second. * Kerrigan notching a full sack in six consecutive games for the first time in his career. * Kerrigan becoming the first player in Redskins history to record a full sack in six consecutive games since sacks became official in 1982. * Kerrigan (38.0) recording two sacks to tie Brian Orakpo (40.0) for fifth-most sacks in team history. * Kerrigan forcing a fumble to improve upon his 15 career forced fumbles, the most forced fumbles by a member of the Redskins since 1994. * Kerrigan (15) chasing Charles Till man (17) for the most forced fumbles in the NFL since Kerrigan was drafted by the Redskins in 2011. * Kerrigan forcing a fumble in consecutive games for a second time this season (Weeks 13-14). * Running back Alfred Morris maintaining the highest rushing average in team history (4.54). * Morris (3,919) chasing No. 14 Walter Payton (3,921), No. 13 Edgerin James (3,924) and No. 12 Eddie George (4,061) for the must rushing yards of any NFL player the first three seasons of a career. * Morris accruing 81 rushing yards this season to become the 13th player in NFL history to rush for 4,000 yards in his first three NFL seasons. * Morris registering his 12th career 100-yard rushing game to tie Earnest Byner, George Rogers and Terry Allen for fifth-most in team history. * Morris (3,836) gaining 32 yards to pass Earnest Byner (3,950) for sixth on the Redskins' all-time rushing list. * Morris adding to his seven career rushing touchdowns against the Cowboys, the most of any active NFL player. * Morris scoring three rushing touchdowns to tie John Riggins (10) for the most rushing touchdowns against Dallas by any player in NFL history. * Morris improving upon his career-best 15 receptions and 136 receiving yards this season. * Wide receiver Santana Moss scoring a touchdown to tie former teammate Clinton Portis for ninth-most total touchdowns in tea history (49). * Tight end Niles Paul adding this career-high 37 receptions and 488 receiving yards this season. * Tight end Jordan Reed recording four receptions and 104 receiving yards to match his career highs from a season ago (45 rec. for 499 yards). * Punter Tress Way continuing his league-leading pace of 47.7 yards per punt. If maintained, Way's average would rank fourth in team history, trailing only Sammy Baugh's full-season NFL record (51.4 yards per punt in 1940) and Baugh's 1941 and 1942 campaigns (48.7 and 48.2). * Way becoming the first member of the Redskins to lead the NFL in punting for a season since Sam Baker in 1958 (45.4). It would mark the seventh time a Redskins player had led the league in punting average dating back to 1939 (Baker once, Baugh five times – 1940-43, 45). * Way recording a 60-yard punt to become the first Redskins punter to record a 60-yard punt in five games in a singles season since Matt Turk (five in 1998). * Fullback Darrel Young adding to his career high five total touchdowns this season. * Young (three) scoring a rushing touchdown to establish a new single-season career high.
A Redskins Win Would…
… give the Redskins consecutive wins for the second time this season.
… even the Redskins' record against the NFC at 3-3 this season.
… be the Redskins' third win against an NFC opponent this season.
… represent the Redskins' first sweep against the Dallas Cowboys since 2012.
… give the Redskins wins in four of their last six games against Dallas for the first time since the 2005-08 seasons.
… be the Redskins' 44th all-time victory against the Cowboys.
… push the Redskins' improvement over last season's win total to two games.
… improve the Redskins to 21-14 in season finales since the NFL adopted the 16-game regular season in 1978.
Notes From Last Game
- The Washington Redskins snapped a six-game losing streak with a 27-24 victory against the Philadelphia Eagles in front of an announced crowd of 78,897 people at FedExField on Saturday.
- The Redskins recorded their 82nd all-time win against the Eagles, their most against any opponent. The win was the Redskins' first against the Eagles since Dec. 23, 2012.
Kicker Kai Forbath converted a 26-yard field goal attempt with five seconds remaining for his third game-winning field goal of the season and the fourth game-winning field goal of his career. * Wide receiver DeSean Jackson earned his first victory against his former team and recorded four receptions for 126 yards (31.5 avg.). * With a 51-yard reception on his second catch of the game, Jackson surpassed 1,000 receiving yards on the season to post the 28th 1,000-yard receiving season in team history. * Jackson is the fifth member of the Redskins to post 1,000 receiving yards in his first season in Washington (Bobby Mitchell in 1962, Henry Ellard in 1994, Laveranues Coles in 2003 and Santana Moss in 2005). * The 1,000-yard receiving season is the fourth of Jackson's career. * Jackson registered his sixth 100-yard receiving game this season. His six 100-yard games in a single season by a Redskins receiver mark for the fourth time since 1960 (Bobby Mitchell, 7 in 1962 and 6 in 1963; Art Monk, 6 in 1985). * Jackson now has 26 career 100-yard receiving games since entering the league in 2008, tied for fifth-most in the NFL (Vincent Jackson) in that time frame. * The Redskins have eight 100-yard receiving performances by individuals this season (six by Jackson, one by Pierre Garçon and one by tight end Jordan Reed), the team's most in a single season since 1999 (five by Michael Westbrook, four by Albert Connell). * Jackson added a 55-yard reception in the third quarter and has recorded seven receptions of 50-plus yards this season, the most by any member of the Redskins in records dating back to 2000. * Jackson tied Philadelphia's Jeremy Maclin for the most receptions of 50-plus yards this season (seven). Jackson now has 29 receptions of 50-plus yards of his career since entering the league in 2008, the most in the NFL in that time frame. * In two games against his former team this season, Jackson caught nine passes for 243 yards (27.0 avg.) with one touchdown. * On the first play following Jackson's 51-yard gain in the first quarter, running back Alfred Morris scored the 28th rushing touchdown of his career and his eighth
of the season on a 28-yard scoring run. * Morris finished the game with 83 rushing yards on 21 carries, breaking the 1,000-yard mark on the season with the effort. * Morris became only the fourth player in Redskins history to post three career 1,000-yard rushing seasons with the Redskins (Clinton Portis, 4; John Riggins, 4; Stephen Davis, 3). * Morris joined Stephen Davis (1999-2001) as the only players in Redskins history to rush for 1,000 yards in three consecutive seasons. He is the only player in Redskins history to rush for 1,000 yards in each of his first three NFL seasons. * Morris became the second NFL player with 1,000 rushing yards in each of the last three seasons (Seattle's Marshawn Lynch). * Morris' 1,000-yard rushing season is the 25th in team history. * With the victory on a 20-carry night, the Redskins are now 12-7 when Morris records 20 or more rushing attempts. * Fullback Darrel Young, the team's 2014 Walter Payton Man of the Year, scored two rushing touchdowns and set a new career high with five total touchdowns this season. Young's previous high was four touchdowns, set last season. * Young scored on two one-yard touchdown runs in the third quarter, recording his second career game with multiple rushing touchdowns and his first since a three-touchdown effort in Week 9 vs. San Diego last season. * Young became only the third NFL player since the 1970 merger to finish a game with two touchdowns on two carries with only two rushing yards, joining Cleveland's Brian Sipe (Nov. 3, 1974) and Philadelphia's Norm Snead (Nov. 23, 1970). * Young tied his career high with three rushing touchdowns this season among his seven career rushing touchdowns. * Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan ended the Eagles' first drive on a sack/fumble that he recovered. * Kerrigan improved upon his career-high sack total this season to 13.5 with the sack, tying Ken Harvey (13.5 in 1994) and Dexter Manley (13.5 in 1984) for fourth in team history. Kerrigan tied Harvey for the most sacks by a Redskins linebacker in a single season. * Kerrigan has now notched a full sack in five consecutive games for the first time in his career, becoming the first member of the Redskins to record accomplish the feat since Fred Stokes in Weeks 1-5 of the 1991 season. *
The forced fumble was the 15th of Kerrigan's career, the second-most of any NFL player since he entered the league in 2011 (Charles Tillman – 17). * The fumble recovery was the second of Kerrigan's career. His other career fumble recovery also came at home against Philadelphia on Nov. 18, 2012. * The takeaway was the Redskins' first on an opponent's opening drive since Nov. 7, 2013 at Minnesota. * The Redskins have forced turnovers on the Eagles' first drive of the game in Philadelphia's last three trips to FedExField (interception in 2012, fumbles in 2013 and 2014). * Quarterback Robert Griffin III started the game and completed 16-of-23 passes for 220 yards. * With his first pass attempt, Griffin III became the 11th player to record 1,000 career pass attempts with the Redskins, joining Joe Theismann (3,602), Sonny Jurgensen (3,155), Sammy Baugh (2,995), Mark Rypien (2,207), Billy Kilmer (1,791), Jason Campbell (1,637), Gus Frerotte (1,422), Eddie LeBaron (1,104), Norm Snead (1,092) and Jay Schroeder (1,017). * Griffin III (1,022) moved past Schroeder (1,017) into 10th in team history in career pass attempts. * With a 61-yard completion last week and a 51-yard completion on Sunday, Griffin III posted 50-yard completions in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 11-12 of the 2012 season. * Cornerback Bashaud Breeland recorded his second interception of the season, picking off Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez in the fourth quarter to set up the Redskins' game-winning drive. * Linebacker Jackson Jeffcoat recorded his first career sack, dropping Sanchez for a two-yard loss in the second quarter. * Linebacker Trevardo Williams added his first career sack later the quarter, tackling Sanchez for a loss of five. * The Redskins played their 48th Saturday game of all-time and played their first Saturday game since Dec. 24, 2011. * The Redskins evened their all-time record in Saturday games at 24-24. They earned their first Saturday victory since a Wild Card win at Tampa Bay on Jan. 7, 2006. It was their first regular season Saturday win since defeating the New York Giants on Dec. 24, 2005. * The Saturday game was the fifth in the series history of the Redskins and Eagles including postseason play. The Redskins are now 3-2 in Saturday games against the Eagles. * The Redskins scored three rushing touchdowns, the team's most since Week 2 vs. Jacksonville (three). * The Redskins had a season-low 15 penalty yards on a season-low-tying three penalties.
Former Cowboys on Redskins:
- Tight Ends Coach Wes Phillips (2007-13)
- Outside Linebackers Coach Brian Baker (2011-12)
- DE Stephen Bowen (2006-10)
- DE Jason Hatcher (2006-13)
Former Redskins on Cowboys:
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Tight Ends Coach Michael Pope (1997-99)
Redskins who went to college in Texas:
- QB Robert Griffin III (Baylor)
- LB Jackson Jeffcoat (Texas)
- LB Keenan Robinson (Texas)
- G Josh LeRibeus (SMU)
- LB Ja'Gared Davis (SMU)
Cowboys who went to college in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:
- Wide Receivers Coach Derek Dooley (Virginia)
Redskins from Texas:
- Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Ray Wright (Fort Worth)
- WR Ryan Grant (Beaumont)
- QB Robert Griffin III (Copperas Cove)
- LB Jackson Jeffcoat (Plano)
- G Josh LeRibeus (Richardson)
- LB Keenan Robinson (Plano)
- T Trent Williams (Longview)
- LB Ja'Gared Davis (Crockett)
Cowboys from the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:
- Assistant Offensive Line Coach Frank Pollack (Camp Springs, Md.)
- Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Mike Woicik (Baltimore, Md.)
- Defensive Backs Coach Jerome Henderson (Portsmouth, Va.)
Notable Pro Connections:
- Head Coaches Jay Gruden (Barcelona Dragons/Sacramento Surge) and Jason Garrett (San Antonio Riders) each played quarterback in the World League of American Football in 1991.
- Defensive Coordinator Jim Haslett played for Cowboys Assistant Head Coach Monte Kiffin in Buffalo from 1984-85 when Haslett was a linebacker and Kiffin was the Linebackers Coach.
- Haslett was the Linebackers Coach in New Orleans in 1995 when Kiffin was the Defensive Coordinator there.
- Offensive Line Coach Chris Foerster was the Offensive Coordinator in Miami in 2004 when Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett played quarterback there.
- Foerster was the Assistant Offensive Line/Tight Ends Coach in Minnesota from 1993-95 when Monte Kiffin was Linebackers Coach there from 1991-94.
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Running Backs Coach Randy Jordan played in Oakland from 1998-02 when Cowboys Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach Bill Callahan was the Offensive Coordinator (1998-01) and Head Coach there (2002) and Cowboys Quarterbacks Coach Wade Wilson was a quarterback there from 1998-99. * Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica held various roles with special teams for the New York Jets from 2007-13 when Callahan coached the offensive line there from 2008-11 and Defensive Backs Coach Jerome Henderson was the Assistant Defensive Backs Coach (2007) and the Defensive Backs Coach (2008). * S Ryan Clark (2002-03) and NT Barry Cofield (2002-03) played for the New York Giants when Cowboys Tight Ends Coach Michael Pope held the same position there. * Head Coach Jay Gruden (2002-08), Offensive Line Coach Chris Foerster (1996-01), Tight Ends Coach Sean McVay (2008), Director of Football Operations Paul Kelly (2004-08), Defensive Backs Coach Raheem Morris (2002-05, 07-11), Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett, Assistant Head Coach Monte Kiffin (1996-08), Assistant Defensive Backs Coach Joe Baker (2009-11), Defensive Coordiantor Rod Marinelli (1996-05) and Special Teams Coordinator Rich Bisaccia (2002-10) were all members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. * Defensive Coordinator Jim Haslett was the Head Coach in New Orleans from 2000-05 when Cowboys Assistant Defensive Backs Coach Joe Baker held various defensive coaching positions there from 2000-04. * Haslett and Joe Baker also worked together in St. Louis in 2006 when Haslett was the Defensive Coordinator there, Joe Baker was the Defensive Quality Control/Linebackers Coach and Redskins Outside Linebackers Coach Brian Baker was the Defensive Line Coach. * Defensive Line Coach Jacob Burney held the same position in Denver when Joe Baker was the Linebackers Coach (2007) and an Offensive Assistant (2008). * DL Chris Baker and Cowboys T Jermey Parnell played together in Miami in 2010. . * Assistant Offensive Line Coach Shane Day was the Quarterbacks Coach in Chicago in 2011 when Cowboys FB Tyler Clutts and DT Henry Melton played there and Cowboys Defensive Coordinator Rod Marinelli was the Assistant Head Coach. * G Shawn Lauvao played in Cleveland (2010-13) when Cowboys Assistant Defensive Line/Defensive Ends Coach Ben Bloom was a Defensive Assistant there (2010), Running Backs Coach Gary Brown held the same position (2009-12), Linebackers Coach Matt Eberflus held the same position (2009-10) and Defensive Backs Coach Jerome Henderson held the same position (2009-11).
Notable College Connections:
- TE Niles Paul and RB Roy Helu, Jr. played for Nebraska in 2007 when Running Backs Coach Randy Jordan held the same position there and Cowboys Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach Bill Callahan was the Head Coach.
- QB Robert Griffin III played with Cowboys WR Terrance Williams at Baylor from 2009-11.
- G Josh LeRibeus (2007-10) and LB Ja'Gared Davis (2009-12) played with Cowboys WR Cole Beasley (2008-11) and CB Sterling Moore (2009-10) at Southern Methodist.
- T Trent Williams (2006-09) played with Cowboys TE James Hanna (2008-11) and RB DeMarco Murray (2007-10) at Oklahoma.
- LB Keenan Robinson (2007-11) played with Cowboys DT Henry Melton (2005-08) at Texas.
- LB Jackson Jeffcoat (2010-13) played with Cowboys T Donald Hawkins (2012-13) at Texas.
- Defensive Assistant Aubrey Pleasant played with Cowboys DT Nick Hayden at Wisconsin from 2005-07.