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Redskins Turn Their Attention To The Cowboys


In one of the NFL's most fiercest matchups, the Redskins and Cowboys will once again meet in a Week 8 matchup as the NFC East foes will look to get a leg up on each other.

It will be a rivalry renewed next Sunday, when the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField in Landover, Md.

The Redskins enter Week 8's game against their NFC East foes with a 3-3 record while the Cowboys are also 3-3 on the season following a 40-10 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Dallas once again is led by quarterback Dak Prescott, who is in his second season out of Mississippi State after replacing veteran Tony Romo last year.

This season, Prescott has already passed for more than 1,400 yards with 14 passing touchdowns to four interceptions. The 24-year-old also gives defenses issues with his legs, as he also has three rushing touchdowns through six games.

At running back Ezekiel Elliott is expected to play despite a lingering off the field issue. Elliott isn't quite on the same pace he was last year when he led the NFL in rushing as a rookie, but the 2016 first-round pick rounded into form against the 49ers rushing for 147 yards while also catching a 72-yard pass for a touchdown.

In each of the last two weeks, the Ohio State product has rushed for at least 100 yards.

The receiving corps, meanwhile, like the Redskins is a group effort, as six different players have at least 100 receiving yards to date. The leader of the group, though, is Dez Bryant with 28 receptions for 327 yards and four touchdowns.

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Longtime Dallas tight end Jason Witten also has 31 receptions for 283 yards and three touchdowns.

Defensively, DeMarcus Lawrence is experiencing a breakout campaign as he already has 9.5 sacks, half a sack off the NFL lead through seven weeks.

While Lawrence has had success getting to opposing quarterbacks, Dallas has struggled creating turnovers, as they have just two interceptions and five fumble recoveries.

Sunday's meeting will be the 115th meeting between to the two rivals dating back to their first matchup in 1960.

The Redskins will be looking to get back into the win column against the Cowboys after Dallas took both meeting last season including a thrilling 31-26 Thanksgiving game last November.

Against Dallas all-time, Washington is 44-68-2.

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