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Redskins Set Sights On The Dallas Cowboys

With today's victory against the Tennessee Titans officially a thing of the past, the Washington Redskins turn their attention back to division play.

Washington (2-5) next travels to Dallas to take on the Cowboys Oct. 27 in another nationally-televised matchup on ESPN's Monday Night Football.

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

The Cowboys entered their game today against the New York Giants in Dallas – which was slated to begin at 4:25 p.m. – with a 5-1 record. They opened their season with a 28-17 home loss to the San Francisco 49ers, but have since reeled off five straight wins, taking down the Titans (26-10), St. Louis Rams (34-31), New Orleans Saints (38-17), Houston Texans (20-17) and Seattle Seahawks (30-23).

In that victory against the Seahawks – the defending Super Bowl champions – the Cowboys used a 15-yard touchdown from the league's rushing leader, DeMarco Murray, to pull away with 3:16 left in the game, becoming the first team outside of the NFC West to win a game in Seattle since 2011.

Quarterback Tony Romo turned in an efficient outing against the Seahawks, completing 21-of-32 passes for 250 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Murray, meanwhile, continued his strong 2014 campaign, running 29 times for 115 yards and the aforementioned touchdown.

Defensively, defensive end George Selvie had five tackles and a sack for the Cowboys, while middle linebacker Rolando McCain picked off Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Dallas kicker Dan Bailey also converted all three of his field-goal attempts in the game, including a long of 12.

Through six games, the Cowboys rank fourth in the league in total offense (398.7 yards per game) and 15th in the league in total defense (342.5 yards allowed per game).

Game notesHere's some notes of interest about the Redskins-Cowboys Week 8 matchup, courtesy of Redskins Public Relations:

  • The Redskins and Cowboys have previously faced each other 15 times on Monday Night Football.
  • Washington will attempt to even their Monday night record against the Cowboys at 8-8 and earn their first Monday win against the Cowboys since a 14-13 win Sept. 19, 2005.
  • In their last trip to AT&T Stadium, the Redskins recorded 216 rushing yards, their highest rushing total in 52 road games against the Cowboys all-time.


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