Game 11: Redskins @ Dallas

When: Thursday, November 24
Where: AT&T Stadium, Irving, Texas @ 430 PM
Weather: Sunny 71
Radio: SportsTalk 980
TV: FOX5 Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (Field reporter)
Line: Dallas -6.5 (Over/Under 51.5)

The Redskins and Cowboys meet for the 112th time on Thanksgiving Day in Texas. Dallas owns a commanding 25 game lead in the series All-Time, including three of the past four meetings. Washington head coach Jay Gruden is 2-3 vs. the Cowboys, while Dallas head coach Jason Garrett is 8-5 over his career vs. the Burgundy & Gold. This will be the eighth time the two teams meet on Thanksgiving Day, Dallas is 6-1 in the previous seven meetings.

CBS will have the doubleheader on Sunday. Cincinnati @ Baltimore @ 1 PM EST, with New England @ the Jets @ 4 PM in the DC market. Most of the nation will get Carolina @ Oakland in the late game on CBS. On FOX, most of Redskins Nation will get the Giants @ Cleveland @ 1 PM.

Prime Time

Thanksgiving- Minnesota @ Detroit (CBS)
Thanksgiving- Washington @ Dallas (FOX)
Thanksgiving- Pittsburgh @ Indianapolis (NBC)
Sunday Night- Kansas City @ Denver (NBC)
Monday Night- Green Bay @ Philadelphia (ESPN)

GAME 11 OPPONENT

The Dallas Cowboys enter Week 12 following a 27-17 win against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 11. The Cowboys currently hold a 9-1 record and sit in first place in the NFC East. Head Coach Jason Garrett is in his sixth full season with the Cowboys. Dallas ended their 2015 campaign with a 4-12 record and fourth place rank in the NFC East.

Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott was selected by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft (No. 135 overall). Since assuming the starting role in the preseason. Prescott has completed 214-of-316 passes (67.7 percent) for 2,640 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2016. Fellow rookie Ezekiel Elliott leads Dallas’ rushing efforts after being selected in the first round of the 2016 NFL raft (No. 4 overall). Elliott has recorded 223 rushing attempts for 1,102 yards with nine touchdowns this season. Fomer Redskins running back Alfred Morris has added 59 carries for 208 yards and two touchdowns this season as well.

Wide receiver Cole Beasley leads the Cowboys in receptions, catching 53 passes for 591 yards and five touchdowns. Veteran tight end Jason Witten has accounted for 49 receptions for 520 yards and two touchdowns.

Linebacker Sean Lee leads the team in tackles with 91 this season (57 solo). Safety Barry Church has contributed the secondmost tackles with 45 (34 solo) and leads the team in interceptions with two. Defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford ranks first among the defense in sacks with 3.5 this season. Kicker Dan Bailey has made 19-of-21 field goal attempts (90.5 percent) this season. Punter Chris Jones has averaged 46.6 yards per punt on 31 punts.

Lucky Whitehead has served as the team’s primary return specialist. This season, Whitehead has recorded 17 punt returns for 166 yards (9.8 avg.) and nine kick returns for 216 yards (24.0 avg.).

COACHES CORNER

GAME NOTES

REDSKINS: QB KIRK COUSINS completed 21 of 30 (70 pct.) for 375 yards & 3 TDs for 145.8 rating last week. Has 956 pass yards, 6 TDs & 2 INTs for 96.4 rating in 4 career meetings. Aims for 4th in row on road vs. NFC East with 100+ rating…Rookie RB ROBERT KELLEY rushed for career-high 137 yards & 3 TDs in Week 11. Has 321 rush yards (107 per game) & 4 TDs in past 3…WR JAMISON CROWDER aims for 5th in row vs. NFC East with TD. Has 23 receptions for 354 yards (88.5 per game) & 3 TDs in past 4. WR PIERRE GARÇON had 6 receptions for 116 yards & TD last week. In 6 career meetings at Dal., WR DE SEAN JACKSON is averaging 101.7 yards per game. Since 2015, TE JORDAN REED ties for NFL lead among TEs with 14 TD catches…LB RYAN KERRIGAN has 6.5 sacks in past 6. Aims for 3rd in row at Dal. with sack. CB JOSH NORMAN had FF last week. Had FF & 3 PD in last meeting. S DONTE WHITNER has 35 tackles (8.8 per game) in past 4…COWBOYS: QB DAK PRESCOTT leads NFL rookies in pass yards (2,640), TDs (17) & rating (108.6). Has 2+ TD passes in 5 games in row, 4th rookie in NFL history with 5 consecutive multi-TD games… Rookie RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT leads NFL with 1,102 rush yards, 3rd-most in player’s 1st 10 career games. Ranks 2nd in NFC with 10 TDs (9 rush, 1 rec.)…WR DEZ BRYANT has 11 receptions for 215 yards (107.5 per game) & TD in past 2 vs. NFC East. Has 4 rec. TDs in past 3 at home. TE JASON WITTEN ranks 2nd all-time among NFL TEs with 1,069 receptions & 11,735 rec. yards…DT TYRONE CRAWFORD aims for 3rd in row vs. NFC East with sack. LB SEAN LEE has 43 tackles (10.8 per game) in past 4 meetings. CB ORLANDO SCANDRICK has 3 sacks & 2 FFs in past 4 at home.

INJURY REPORT

Cover Photo Courtesy @Redskins

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