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Dallas Week - What To Watch For

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»» The Redskins and Cowboys squaring off for the 113th time in team history, including postseason play.
»» The Redskins and Cowboys staging their earliest meeting in a season since Washington defeated Dallas, 13-7, in Week 1 of the 2010 season.
»» The Redskins earning their first home victory against the Cowboys since a division-clinching 28-18 victory against Dallas in Week 17 of the 2012 season.
»» The Redskins securing a second straight victory against the Cowboys for the first time since sweeping Dallas in 2012.
»» The Redskins pushing their all-time home record against the Cowboys to 29-30, including postseason play.
»» The Redskins seeking their third consecutive win against NFC East opponents, dating back to last season. The Redskins last three-game division winning streak came in 2012, when the team earned wins in five straight NFC East contests.
»» The Redskins scoring 30 points in a third consecutive divisional game, dating back to last season, for the first time since scoring 30+ on three straight NFC East opponents in Weeks 15-17 of the 2005 season.
»» The Redskins holding consecutive opponents without a sack for the first time since Weeks 3-4 of the 2006 season. Washington allowed zero sacks last week vs. Pittsburgh, marking the team’s first sack-free season opener since 2006.
»» Cornerback Bashaud Breeland intercepting a pass in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 5-6 last season.
»» Quarterback Kirk Cousins recording his 14th career 300-yard passing game, including postseason play, to tie Joe Theismann (14) for second-most in team history.
»» Cousins (47) throwing one touchdown to tie or two touchdowns to pass Gus Frerotte (48) for eighth-most career touchdown passes in Redskins histiory.
»» Cousins (47) throwing three touchdown passes to join Sammy Baugh, Sonny Jurgensen, Joe Theismann, Billy Kilmer, Mark Rypien, Eddie LeBaron and Jason Campbell as the only quarterbacks in team history to throw 50 career touchdown passes.
»» Cousins (649) completing 31 passes to pass Robert Griffin III (679) for eighth-most completions in team history.
»» Cousins (993) attempting seven passes to become the 12th quarterback to attempt 1,000 career passes with the Redskins.
»» Cousins (993) throwing 25 passes to surpass Jay Schroeder (1,017) for 11th-most career pass attempts in team history.
»» Cousins (7,525) throwing for 544 yards to pass Eddie LeBaron (8,068) and enter the Top 10 in career passing yardage in Redskins history.
»» Tight end Vernon Davis playing in his 150th career regular season game.
»» Davis adding to his 55 career touchdown receptions, seventhmost of any tight end in NFL history.
»» Wide receiver Pierre Garçon (491) catching nine passes to reach 500 career receptions.
»» Garçon catching two touchdown passes to become the 15th player in Redskins history to post 20 touchdown receptions with the team.
»» Safety DeAngelo Hall playing in his 100th regular season game as a member of the Redskins. He joins Darrell Green (295), Brig Owens (158), Pat Fischer (126), Ken Houston (112), Mark Murphy (109), Reed Doughty (107), Fred Smoot (101) and Todd Bowles (100) as the only defensive backs to play 100 regular season games
for the team.
»» Hall (five) returning a fumble for a touchdown to tie Jason Taylor (six) for the most career fumble return touchdowns in NFL history.
»» Hall (three with Washington) returning another fumble for a touchdown to break the team record for career fumble return touchdowns (three by Chris Hanburger and Brad Dusek).
»» Hall improving upon his 43 career interceptions, most among active NFL players.
»» Hall intercepting a pass to tie Ken Houston (24) for ninthmost in team history.
»» Hall maintaining his second-place ranking among active players in career non-offensive touchdowns (10).
»» Defensive end Ziggy Hood appearing in his 100th career regular season game.
»» Kicker Dustin Hopkins converting his next three field goal attempts to match his career-best streak for consecutive successful regular season field goal attempts (10, Weeks 5-11 last season).
»» Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (7,916) gaining 84 receiving yards to become the ninth active player to reach 8,000 career receiving yards (Andre Johnson, Steve Smith Sr., Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin, Brandon Marshall, Jason Witten, Antonio Gates and Vincent Jackson).
»» Jackson (24) recording a 50-plus-yard touchdown to tie Steve Smith, Sr. (25) for fourth in total touchdowns of 50 yards or more in the NFL since the 1970 merger.
»» Jackson (20) recording a 60-plus-yard touchdown to tie Devin Hester (21) for second-most total touchdowns of 60 yards or more in NFL history.
»» Jackson improving upon his 33 career regular season receptions of 50 yards or more, the most in the NFL since he entered the league in 2008.
»» Jackson maintaining his 19.6-yard average on receptions since joining the Redskins in 2014, the best among qualified NFL players in that time frame.
»» Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan recording 1.5 sacks to become the third player in team history to reach 50 career sacks since 1982 (Dexter Manley and Charles Mann).
»» Kerrigan registering a sack in a third consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season, for the first time since Weeks 9-11 in 2015.
»» Kerrigan forcing a fumble in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 13-14 in 2014.
»» Tight end Jordan Reed (1,980) gaining 20 receiving yards to become the sixth tight end in team history to record 2,000 career receiving yards with the team (Jerry Smith, Chris Cooley, Bill Anderson, Don Warren and Fred Davis).
»» Reed (189) catching 11 passes to join Cooley, Smith and Warren as the only tight ends in team history with 200 career receptions.
»» Returner Rashad Ross recording his second career kickoff return touchdown to tie the team record for career kickoff return touchdowns. Andy Farkas (1938-44), Eddie Saenz (1946-51), Bobby Mitchell (1962-68) and Brian Mitchell (1990-99) are tied for the franchise lead with two each.


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... even the Redskins’ 2016 record at 1-1.
... be the Redskins’ third consecutive victory against NFC East opponents, dating back to last season.
... push Head Coach Jay Gruden’s career record in divisional play to 7-6.
... give the Redskins consecutive victories against the Cowboys for the first time since 2012.
... represent the Redskins’ 45th victory against the Cowboys all-time, including postseason play.
... pull the Redskins’ all-time home record against Dallas to 29- 30.

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