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Kirk Cousins Up For Week 12 FedEx Air Player Of The Week Honors


Nearly leading the Redskins to a comeback on multiple occasions last Thursday, Kirk Cousins is being recognized for his big passing day with FedEx Air Player of the Week consideration.

Can Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins make it back-to-back FedEx Air Player of the Week awards?

He can, but only with your help. You can vote for him here.

After winning the award last week following his 375-yard, three-touchdown performance against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night football, Cousins once again is a nominee for FedEx Air Player of the Week following his record-breaking game against the Dallas Cowboys last Thursday.

While the Redskins would ultimately fall to the Cowboys by a final of 31-26, Cousins kept the offense moving up and down the field.

Thanks to another explosive fourth quarter, Cousins finished the game 41-of-53 for 449 yards and three touchdowns to no interceptions.

His quarterback rating of 120.7 was second-best on the season only to the 145.8 rating he posted against the Packers.

"I can't say enough about how good he has played," Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said. "To go 41-for-[53], I think it was, for 430 yards and three touchdowns, no picks, and no sacks, and then last week on Sunday Night to put up the performance that he did. And then not really getting any practice reps against the Cowboys defense throughout the week and go out and do that, that's really unheard of in a short week against a good team on the road. He's playing at a very, very high level and we're obviously excited to have him as our quarterback right now. He just has to keep it up; he just has to keep it up. We're going to continue to push pedal to the metal, continue to work on the red-zone issues we have as a team, and get better."

Although the Redskins weren't able to score a touchdown through the first three quarters, Cousins took advantage of a gassed Cowboys defense in the fourth quarter, throwing three touchdown passes – two to Jordan Reed and one to DeSean Jackson.

"I think to dropback 53 times and have no turnovers it shows some growth and some improvement," Cousins said, crediting his offensive line for keeping him upright throughout the game. "It takes everybody. It takes  great coaching; Bill Callahan and those guys. It take great play calling from Sean (McVay) and those guys to be in a position to be successful. I've got to get the ball out of my hand and not hold on to it. But the offensive line ultimately has to hold up a pass rush that has to be pretty good."

Cousins is up against New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, but the Redskins quarterback deserves your vote.

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