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Redskins-Cowboys: A Different Look

The Washington Redskins on Sunday play host to the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField. With a look at a few interesting nuggets from Sunday'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.*



]( kicker Kai Forbath – fresh off a game-winner last Saturday against the Philadelphia Eagles – could establish some pretty impressive marks Sunday against the Cowboys.

Here's what to watch for when it comes to Forbath on Sunday:

  • 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.

Getting a victory Sunday over the Cowboys in Landover, Md., would have several results for the Redskins that include:

… giving the Redskins consecutive wins for the second time this season.

… evening the Redskins' record against the NFC at 3-3 this season.

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… being the Redskins' third win against an NFC opponent this season.

… representing the Redskins' first sweep against the Dallas Cowboys since 2012.

… giving the Redskins wins in four of their last six games against Dallas for the first time since the 2005-08 seasons.

… being the Redskins' 44th all-time victory against the Cowboys.

… pushing the Redskins' improvement over last season's win total to two games. … improving the Redskins to 21-14 in season finales since the NFL adopted the 16-game regular season in 1978.

TWO JOIN 1,000-YARD CLUBBoth wide receiver DeSean Jackson and running back Alfred Morris surpassed the 1,000-yard marks in their respective statistical categories in last Saturday's victory over the Eagles.

The road to Jackson's fourth career 1,000-yard receiving season was just a little bit sweeter in 2014. Jackson recorded three 1,000-yard receiving seasons as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009, 2010 and 2013.

Jackson entered Week 16 needing 43 yards to reach the 1,000-yard mark, and standing opposite him at the line of scrimmage in his quest for 1,000 was his former team. That day, Jackson earned his first victory against his former team and recorded four receptions for 126 yards (31.5 avg.).

In two games against his former team this season, Jackson caught nine passes for 243 yards (27.0 avg.) with one touchdown.

"It was very special for myself, being there last year and everything happening," Jackson said of the game and his journey. "For us to come out on top like that, that's a great one."

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 Redskins history. Jackson became the fifth member of the Redskins to post 1,000 receiving yards in his first season in Washington, joining Bobby Mitchell in 1962, Henry Ellard in 1994, Laveranues Coles in 2003 and Santana Moss in 2005.

As for Morris, devoid of any single ubiquitous nickname for the third-year running back out of Florida Atlantic, Redskins head coach Jay Gruden has his own descriptor for him — "Steady Eddie" — which he used both in Training Camp and after the Redskins' Week 16 win vs. Philadelphia.

The numbers from Morris' first three seasons would give credence to the name "Steady Freddy" if the bruising back was the type to accede a nickname.

With 83 yards on 21 carries against the Eagles, Morris surpassed the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the third time in his first three seasons. Morris became only the fourth player in Redskins history to post three career 1,000-yard rushing seasons with the Redskins, joining Clinton Portis (4), John Riggins (4) and Stephen Davis (3). Morris joined Davis (1999- 2001) as the only players in Redskins history to rush for 1,000 yards in three consecutive seasons. Morris is the 17th player in NFL history to eclipse the 1,000-yard rush - ing mark in each of his first three seasons, a list that includes John Brock - ington (1971-73), Tony Dorsett (1977-79), Earl Campbell (1978-80), Ottis Anderson (1979-81), William Andrews (1979-81), Eric Dickerson (1983- 85), Barry Sanders (1989-91), Terrell Davis (1995-97), Curtis Martin (1995- 97), Eddie George (1996-98), Corey Dillon (1997-99), Jamal Lewis (2000- 03), LaDainian Tomlinson (2001-03), Clinton Portis (2002-04), Adrian Peterson (2007-09) and Chris Johnson (2008-10). Morris is the first player to accomplish the feat with the Redskins.


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