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Redskins Set Sights On Dallas Cowboys

With today's NFC East matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles officially a thing of the past, the Washington Redskins now turn their focus to their 2014 season finale against an old rival.

The Redskins (4-11) next Sunday play host to the Dallas Cowboys in a 1 p.m. showdown at FedExField.

Check out the top photos from the Washington Redskins' Week 8 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Washington will be looking to complete the season sweep over Dallas, as the Redskins pulled off a 20-17 overtime victory over the Cowboys Week 8 in Arlington, Texas.

In that game, Washington kicker Kai Forbath nailed a 40-yard field goal on the Redskins' opening possession in overtime before they held off quarterback Tony Romo and the Dallas offense on the ensuing drive, whose final pass to Dez Bryant on fourth down fell to the turf to secure the victory.

The Cowboys entered this week's action with a 10-4 record, putting them atop the NFC East by one game over the Eagles. Dallas has found success through its consistency, as it is yet to lose more than two games in row throughout its 2014 campaign.

After opening their season with a 28-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, the Cowboys went on a tear, winning their next six games before dropping their Week 8 matchup to the Redskins on Monday Night Football. Dallas would go on to lose the next week to the Arizona Cardinals, 28-17.

Since then, however, Dallas has won four of its next five games, including last Sunday's 38-27 victory over the Eagles in Philadelphia. In that game, the Cowboys were led by their three stars on offense: quarterback Tony Romo, running back DeMarco Murray and wide receiver Dez Bryant.

A look back at some of the top images in games between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys.

Romo completed 22-of-31 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions; Murray – the league's leading rusher – ran the ball 31 times for 81 yards and two touchdowns; and Bryant was the recipient of all three of Romo's touchdown passes, and, in all, had six catches for 114 yards.

Leading the way defensively for the Cowboys were outside linebacker Bruce Carter (six tackles and an interception), free safety J.J. Wilcox (four tackles, an interception and a forced fumble) and defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford and defensive end Jeremy Mincey (two sacks apiece).

Heading into their Sunday matchup against the Indianapolis Colts, the Cowboys rank ninth in the league in total offense (377.7 yards per game), including a No. 16 ranking in passing (231.1 yards per game) and a No. 3 ranking in rushing (146.6 yards per game).

The Dallas defense, meanwhile, ranks 22nd in the league in total defense (359.9 yards allowed per game), including averages of 249.6 yards passing (23rd) and 110.4 yards rushing (17th) allowed per contest.

Romo is turning in another quality campaign, as he enters tomorrow's game throwing for 3,188 yards on 264-of-381 (69.3 percent) passing for 28 touchdowns to just eight interceptions. Murray – who suffered a broken bone in his hand last week but could still play tomorrow vs. the Colts – is leading the league with 1,687 rushing yards, with 11 touchdowns and a 4.8 yards-per-carry average. Bryant, meanwhile, has 79 receptions for 1,148 yards and 13 touchdowns on the year.

Safety Barry Church has a team-best 86 tackles on the year, while Mincey and defensive tackle Henry Melton are tied for the team lead with 5 sacks apiece for the Dallas defense.

Game notes:Here's some more facts and figures from next Sunday's Redskins-Cowboys matchup in Landover, Md., courtesy of Redskins Public Relations:

  • The Redskins will close their season with a home game against the Cowboys for the second time in three seasons. The teams' last Week 17 meeting came in 2012, a 28-18 win that secured the NFC East championship for Washington.
  • Washington is 4-2 in regular season finales against Dallas since the adoption of the 16-game schedule in 1978.
  • The Redskins have won three straight season finales against the Cowboys, including victories in 2002, 2007 and 2012.
  • The Redskins are 28-28 all-time against the Cowboys at home including postseason play dating back to the teams' first meeting on Oct. 9, 1960.
  • Each of the Redskins' last two home games against Dallas have featured record-setting performances. In 2012, running back Alfred Morris used a 200-yard rushing effort vs. Dallas to break the team's single-season rushing yardage record (1,613). In 2013, wide receiver Pierre Garçon broke the team's single-season receptions record (113) in the midst of an 11-reception, 144-yard day.




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