Classic rivals meet in Washington
The Washington Redskins welcome in the Dallas Cowboys to the FedEx Field in Landover, MD on Sunday afternoon in an NFC East Division match up.
Tied for second place in the Division behind the 6-1 Philadelphia Eagles, both teams come into the contest with a 3-3 record and sit outside the post-season projections in the race for NFC Wild Cards.
The Cowboys arrive in town fresh from crushing the San Francisco 49ers 40-10 at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara last week.
Running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries in the one-sided affair, and the former Ohio State star also added 72 yards and a score on a single reception from quarterback Dak Prescott.
The Dallas signal caller completed 16-of-25 for 234 yards and three touchdowns on the day with Dez Bryant and Jason Witten also getting into the end zone.
The Redskins on the other hand are looking to bounce back after they lost to the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
The 34-24 defeat completed a season sweep by the Eagles, and Washington, 150/1 to win the NFC East, could use some momentum with the Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings and the surprising New Orleans Saints coming up in the next three weeks.
Quarterback Kirk Cousins connected on 30-of-40 for 303 yards and three touchdowns while also being picked off once against the Eagles.
The probable free agent at the end of the season is third in the league in overall passer rating behind only Alex Smith of the Kansas City Chiefs and Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and it is surprising that the Redskins have so mis-managed the contract situation with the six-year veteran out of Michigan State.
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