Redskins versus Cowboys Preview
The Dallas Cowboys are a decidedly different team than the one that coasted to a 33-19 win against the Washington Redskins last month, especially considering Ezekiel Elliott rolled up a season-high 150 rushing yards and two touchdowns in that outing. With Elliott suspended, the Cowboys’ overall offense hasn’t been as potent and mustered just 22 points during the team’s three-game losing skid heading into Thursday’s contest versus the visiting Redskins. The Redskins versus Cowboys will be broadcast at 8:25pm on NBC. Play this game as part of Thursday GoW cross sports contest starting at 8:25pm ET.
The Redskins reached 30 points in back-to-back losses before tightening their defense in a 20-10 win over the sputtering New York Giants on Thanksgiving. Kirk Cousins (NFL second-best 3,038 yards), who tossed a pair of touchdown passes against the Giants, has thrown for 625 passing yards, six TDs and no interceptions in his last two encounters with the Cowboys.
ABOUT THE REDSKINS (5-6)
While coach Jay Gruden was pleased to see left tackle Trent Williams (knee) participate in practice in a bid to end a one-game absence versus Dallas, the coach doesn’t have high hopes for the return of tight end Jordan Reed. Reed has missed each of the last four games with a hamstring injury. Rookie running back Samaje Perine has looked healthy with 217 rushing yards in his last two contests, and a season-best 130 scrimmage yards (100 rushing, 30 receiving) last week.
ABOUT THE COWBOYS (5-6)
Dak Prescott and the Dallas passing game have taken a hit with the threat of Elliott removed from the offense. Prescott tossed five interceptions in his last two games to eclipse his total of four during his rookie season in 2016. Wideout Dez Bryant has struggled to get untracked without Elliott, failing to crack 40 yards receiving in two of the last three games.The Cowboys are averaging a solid 4.4 yards per carry in Elliott’s absence.