Cowboys-Redskins Preview Capsule

DALLAS (3-3) at WASHINGTON (3-2)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE — Redskins by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Dallas 3-3, Washington 3-2

SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 70-44-2

LAST MEETING — Cowboys beat Redskins 38-14, Nov. 30, 2017

LAST WEEK — Cowboys beat Jaguars 40-7; Redskins beat Panthers 23-17

AP PRO32 RANKING — Cowboys No. 19, Redskins No. 16





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Neither team has won two games in row yet this season. ... Dallas has beaten Washington in past four matchups. ... Cowboys are 3-0 at home, 0-3 on road. ... Matchup key to this one could be Dallas' second-ranked rushing offense, which gains 147.5 yards per game and 5.1 per carry, against Washington's sixth-ranked rushing defense allowing only 90.2 per game. ... RB Ezekiel Elliott ranks second in league in rushing yards with 586 and third in yards from scrimmage with 752. He leads NFL with 3,200 yards on ground since 2016. ... Neither of these offenses is all that productive. Both rank in NFL's bottom 10 in points per game (Washington averages 21.1, Dallas 20.5). ... Dallas QB Dak Prescott ran for career-best 82 yards and touchdown last week, his ninth career game with at least one passing TD and rushing TD. ... Prescott is 4-0 with 97.8 passer rating in four starts against Washington, accounting for five scores (3 passing, 2 running). ... Cowboys owner Jerry Jones might say team has lacked No. 1 receiver for a while, but Cole Beasley sure looked like one week ago with nine catches for 101 yards and pair of TDs. ... DE DeMarcus Lawrence tied for fifth in league with 5 1-2 sacks; he and Arizona's Chandler Jones are only two players with 20 or more sacks since beginning of 2017 season. ... Redskins QB Alex Smith has six TDs, two INTs in three career games against Dallas; this will be his Washington debut in rivalry. ... RB Adrian Peterson averaging 108.5 yards rushing and TD over past two home games. ... TE Vernon Davis, reunited with former 49ers teammate Smith, had 61st career TD catch last week; ranks fourth among active NFL tight ends since entering league in 2006. ... CB Josh Norman responded to benching and criticism with interception, forced fumble and five tackles last week. ... OLBs Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith have combined for grand total of one sack so far in 2018. ... Fantasy tip: Elliott will be seeking third consecutive game vs. Redskins with at least 120 yards from scrimmage and two TDs. Peterson eyeing fourth in row vs. Cowboys with rushing TD.


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