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Redskins-Cowboys: A Different Look

The Washington Redskins on Monday travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys in a Week 8 rivalry matchup at AT&T Stadium. With a look at a few interesting nuggets from Monday's matchup,'s Andrew Walker brings you this week's "Redskins-Cowboys: A Different Look," presented by **Kaplan University*, the Exclusive Higher Education Partner of the Washington Redskins.*



](, everyone knows about the Redskins-Cowboys rivalry, but here's some more concrete examples of what these two teams are looking at against each other on Monday:

  • The game is the Redskins' 65th all-time on Monday Night Football.
  • The Redskins and the Cowboys are facing each other on Monday Night Football for the 16th time.
  • The Redskins hope to even their Monday Night Football record against the Cowboys at 8-8.
  • A win would be Washington's first Monday night victory against the Cowboys since the "Monday Night Miracle" on Sept. 19, 2005, in which the Redskins erased a 13-0 deficit with two Santana Moss touchdowns in the final four minutes for a 14-13 victory.

The Redskins continue to lead the league and the NFC in several statistical categories, including:

  • First in the NFL in yards after the catch (1,205)
  • First in the NFL in average yards after the catch (7.2)
  • First in the NFL in total yards on first-down plays (1,364)
  • First in the NFL in yards per first-down play (6.56)
  • First in the NFC with 19 25-plus yard plays.
  • First in the NFC in yards per reception (12.8)
  • Tied for first in the NFC in longest pass reception (81)
  • First in the NFL in longest punt (77 yards)

The Redskins may be beginning a trend of homecoming heroics, as the team registered a second-consecutive walkoff victory on its annual Alumni Homecoming game in 2014 last Sunday.

A year after fullback Darrel Young scored a one-yard touchdown run in overtime to beat the San Diego Chargers during Alumni Homecoming weekend in 2013, kicker Kai Forbath converted a 22-yard field goal in the final seconds of regulation to give the Redskins a 19-17 victory against the Tennessee Titans in Week 7 this season.

The game-winning field goal – part of Forbath's career-high four field goals on the day – was the second of Forbath's career and his first since Dec. 9, 2012 vs. Baltimore.

The game-winner was Forbath's first of his career in regulation, as his first-career game-winning field goal against Baltimore in 2012 came in overtime. The game-winner with no time remaining in regulation was the Redskins' first since Nick Novak's last-second 47-yard field goal to defeat the Dallas Cowboys, 22-19, on Nov. 5, 2006.


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