Cowboys Rookies Too Much For Redskins in Thanksgiving 31-26 Setback in Dallas

Washington Redskins v Dallas Cowboys

Rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott keep winning for the Cowboys, even with Kirk Cousins setting records for the Washington Redskins.

Prescott accounted for two touchdowns, Elliott ran for a pair of scores and the Cowboys extended their franchise regular-season record with a 10th straight victory, beating the Redskins 31-26 on Thursday.

Prescott tied Don Meredith’s club quarterback record from 50 years ago with his fifth rushing TD and the NFL-leading Cowboys (10-1) won despite 449 yards passing and three touchdowns from Cousins, the first Redskins quarterback with two 400-yard games in a season.

“You know you’re talking to someone who knows how hard this is to win 10 games in a row, and I do,” Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said. “I know how we’re getting it done, and we’re getting done by hard work and Dak’s a great example.”

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Vikings vs Redskins NFL Week 10 Capsule

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (5-3) AT WASHINGTON REDSKINS (4-3-1)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

  VIKINGS REDSKINS
SERIES LEADER 10-9  
STREAKS 4 of past 5  
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike Zimmer: 1-0 Jay Gruden: 0-1
LAST WEEK L 22-16 (OT) vs. Detroit Bye (Wk. 8: T 27-27 at Cincinnati in London)
LAST GAME 11/2/14: Redskins 26 at Vikings 29. Minnesota RB Matt Asiata rushes for 3 TDs. Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater passes for 268 yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/14/12: Redskins 38, Vikings 26. Washington S Madieu Williams has 24-yard INT-TD. Redskins QB Robert Griffin III passes for 182 yards with TD & adds 138 rush yards with 2 TDs.
REFEREE Pete Morelli
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Dick Stockton, Chris Spielman, Kristina Pink (Field reporter). Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, Ross Tucker. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 121 (Min), 145 (Was). XM: 88 (WW1), 386 (Min), 227 (Was).

STATS

PASSING Sam Bradford: 166-243-1715-9-1-99.0 Kirk Cousins: 215-321-2454-12-7-93.1
RUSHING Matt Asiata: 71-227-3.2-2 Matt Jones: 99-460-4.6-3
RECEIVING Stefon Diggs: 48-546-11.4-2 Jordan Reed (TE): 42-415-9.9-3
OFFENSE 298.8 410.3
TAKE/GIVE +12 (2L) 0
DEFENSE 298.9 (3L) 369.8
SACKS Everson Griffen: 6 Ryan Kerrigan: 7
INTs 3 tied: 2 5 tied: 1
PUNTING Jeff Locke: 43.2 Tress Way: 44.2
KICKING Blair Walsh: 49 (13/16 PAT; 12/16 FG) Dustin Hopkins: 72 (18/19 PAT; 18/22 FG)

NOTES

VIKINGS: QB SAM BRADFORD is averaging 271.8 yards & has 9 TDs with 2 INTs for 92.1 rating in 5 career meetings. In past 8, has 11 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 100.5 rating…RB MATT ASIATA rushed for 3 TDs in last meeting, 1 of 3 career 3-TD games…WR STEFON DIGGS had career-high 13 receptions (80 rec. yards) last week. WR CORDARRELLE PATTERSON had TD catch in 11/7/13 meeting. TE KYLE RUDOLPH had TD catch in Week 9. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Was. with rec. TD…DE BRIAN ROBISON has 6 sacks & 3 FFs in past 9. Had sack in last meeting. DE EVERSON GRIFFEN aims for 3rd in row vs. Was. with sack. LB CHAD GREENWAY had INT in Week 9. LB ERIC KENDRICKS aims for 4th in row on road with 9+ tackles. CB XAVIER RHODES aims for 7th in row on road with PD. Since 2014, S HARRISON SMITH leads NFL safeties with 5.5 sacks…REDSKINS: QB KIRK COUSINS passed for 458 yards & 2 TDs in Week 8. Has 15 career games with 300+ pass yards, tied for most in franchise history (HOFer SONNY JURGENSEN) …Rookie RB ROBERT KELLEY rushed for career-high 87 yards & 1st career TD in Week 8…WR JAMISON CROWDER had 9 receptions for 107 yards & TD in Week 8. Has TD catch in 2 of past 3 at home. WR DE SEAN JACKSON is averaging 7 receptions, 157.5 yards & TD per game in past 2 vs. Min. TE JORDAN REED had 9 receptions for 99 yards & TD in Week 8. Has 14 rec. TDs since 2015, tied for most among NFL TEs…DE CHRIS BAKER had sack & FF in Week 8. LB WILL COMPTON had 10 tackles & INT in Week 8. Has 10+ tackles in 3 of past 4 at home. LB RYAN KERRIGAN has 5.5 sacks in past 4. LB TRENT MURPHY had sack in last meeting. Has 3.5 sacks & FF in past 3 at home. CB JOSH NORMAN had 6 tackles & 3 PD in Week 8. Has 41 PD since 2014, 2nd most in NFL. Rookie S SU’A CRAVENS had 1st career sack in Week 8. S DONTE WHITNER has 19 tackles (6.3 per game), FF & INT in 3 career meetings.

Redskins RB Matt Jones Sits Out of Practice

Matt Jones

Redskins running back Matt Jones was held out of practice Wednesday with a knee injury, the Associated Press reports.

Coach Jay Gruden says Jones reported soreness while moving laterally and pain when cutting. It’s unclear how the injury will affect Jones’ availability for the Redskins’ game Sunday against the Bengals in London.

If Jones is unable to play, Gruden considers undrafted rookie Robert Kelley his best option to start with Chris Thompson continuing his role as the third-down back. Jones declined comment.

Redskins Win Streak Snapped; Fall Late to Lions 20-17

Washington Redskins v Detroit Lions

Matthew Stafford
threw a go-ahead, 18-yard touchdown pass to Anquan Boldin with 16 seconds left to lift the Lions to a 20-17 win over the Redskins on Sunday.

The Lions (4-3) extended their winning streak to three games.

The Redskins (4-3) had won four straight.

Stafford, who set up game-winning kicks in the previous two games, led his team to another win in the 100th game of his career. He was 18 of 29 for 266 yards, one TD and no turnovers.

Kirk Cousins scored a go-ahead TD on a 19-yard run with 1:05 left.

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Redskins at Lions NFL Week Seven Inactives

Redskins: TE Jordan Reed, QB Nate Sudfeld, WR Rashad Ross, CB Dashaun Phillips, S Josh Harris, OL Vinston Painter, DE Anthony Lanier

Lions: RB Dwayne Washington, NT Haloti Ngata, CB Adarius Barnes, TE Eric Ebron, LB DeAndre Levy, OT Corey Robinson

Redskins at Lions NFL Week Seven Capsule

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (4-2) AT DETROIT LIONS (3-3)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

  REDSKINS LIONS
SERIES LEADER 27-13  
STREAKS   Past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Jay Gruden: 0-0 Jim Caldwell: 1-0
LAST WEEK W 27-20 vs. Philadelphia W 31-28 vs. Los Angeles
LAST GAME 9/22/13: Lions 27 at Redskins 20. Detroit QB Matthew Stafford passes for 385 yards & 2 TDs. Lions WR Calvin Johnson has 7 receptions for 115 yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/31/10: Lions 37, Redskins 25. Detroit QB Matthew Stafford passes for 212 yards & 4 TDs. Lions WR Calvin Johnson has 9 receptions for 101 yards & 3 TDs.
REFEREE Walt Coleman
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Justin Kutcher, Charles Davis, Chris Spielman, Peter Schrager (Field Reporter). SIRIUS: 93 (Was), 135 (Det). XM: 387 (Was), 231 (Det).

STATS

PASSING Kirk Cousins: 147-226-1695-9-6-89.7 Matthew Stafford: 146-212-1648-14 (T3L)-4-106.0 (3L)
RUSHING Matt Jones: 89-433-4.9-3 Theo Riddick: 50-171-3.4-1
RECEIVING Jordan Reed (TE): 33-316-9.6-2 Marvin Jones: 29-529-18.2-4
OFFENSE 387.2 349.3
TAKE/GIVE +1 -1
DEFENSE 366.5 379.7
SACKS Trent Murphy: 5 Kerry Hyder: 5
INTs 4 tied: 1 3 tied: 1
PUNTING Tress Way: 44.6 Sam Martin: 50.2 (3L)
KICKING Dustin Hopkins: 58 (2L) (13/14 PAT; 15/16 FG) Matt Prater: 42 (15/16 PAT; 9/10 FG)

NOTES

REDSKINS: QB KIRK COUSINS passed for 263 yards & 2 TDs in Week 6. Has 100+ rating in 4 of past 5 on road…RB MATT JONES rushed for 135 yards & TD last week…WR JAMISON CROWDER had TD catch in Week 6. Has 4 TDs (3 rec., 1 PR) in past 5. WR PIERRE GARÇON had 8 receptions for 73 yards in last meeting. WR DE SEAN JACKSON has rec. TD in 2 of 3 career games vs. Det. TE VERNON DAVIS had rec. TD last week, 1st TD with Was. Had 2 TD catches in last game vs. Det. (9/16/12 with SF)…DE RICKY JEAN FRANCOIS had sack last week. DE ZIGGY HOOD had sack in last meeting (11/17/13 with Pit.). LB WILL COMPTON leads team with 50 tackles. Has 9+ tackles in 5 of past 7. LB RYAN KERRIGAN had 2 sacks in Week 6. Has 4.5 sacks & FF in past 6. LB TRENT MURPHY has 5 sacks in past 5. S WILL BLACKMON had sack last week…LIONS: QB MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 270 yards & 4 TDs in Week 6, his 10th career game with 4+ TDs, 4th-youngest (28 years, 252 days) to reach mark. Aims for 3rd in row with 130+ rating. Has 100+ rating in 7 of past 9 at home… Since 2015, RB THEO RIDDICK leads NFL RBs in receptions (106) and rec. yards (887) with 6 TD catches…WR ANQUAN BOLDIN has 8 rec. TDs in past 5 vs. Was. Had TD catch last week. WR GOLDEN TATE had 8 receptions for 165 yards & TD in Week 6. Had TD catch in only career meeting (11/27/11 with Sea.). WR MARVIN JONES has 4 TDs in past 4. WR ANDRE ROBERTS had rec. TD last week…DE EZEKIEL ANSAH had 2 saks & FF in last meeting. Has 7.5 sacks & 3 FFs in past 8 at home. DE DEVIN TAYLOR had sack & FF last week. Aims for 3rd in row with sack. LB TAHIR WHITEHEAD has 9+ tackles in 5 of past 6. Leads team with 55 tackles. S RAFAEL BUSH had INT in Week 6. S GLOVER QUIN aims for 3rd in row vs. Was. with 6+ tackles.

Redskins Run Over Eagles 27-20 for Fourth Straight Win

Philadelphia Eagles v Washington Redskins

Kirk Cousins threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns and the Redskins ran roughshod over one of the NFL’s top defenses in a 27-20 victory over the Eagles on Sunday.

The three-headed running attack of Matt Jones, Robert Kelley and Chris Thompson combined for 231 yards and a touchdown as the Redskins (4-2) won their fourth consecutive game.

After starting the season 0-2, Washington has its best record through six games since 2008.

The Redskins put up 493 offensive yards against the Eagles (3-2), who came in allowing an average of 266.8 yards and 12.6 points as the league’s second-best defense. Malcolm Jenkins intercepted Cousins and returned it 64 yards for a touchdown, but Philadelphia struggled to stop Washington for most of the day.

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Eagles at Redskins NFL Week Six Inactives

Eagles: DB Leodis, McElvin, OL Josh Andrews, WR Bryce Treggs, OL Isaac Seumalo, DE Steven Means, OL Dillon Gordon, and CB C.J. Smith

Redskins: QB Nate Sudfeld, TE Jordan Reed, LB Su’a Cravens, CB Dashaun Phillips, OL Vinston Painter, DL Anthony Lanier, WR Josh Doctson