Preview: Dallas Cowboys (8-4) at Washington Football Team (6-6)

SUNDAY, DEC. 12 2021 // 1:O0 PM ET // FEDEXFIELD // REFEREE: ALEX KEMP

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Pam Oliver (field reporter)
SIRIUS: 138 (Dal.), 83 (Was.) | XM: 381 (Dal.), 225 (Was.) | SXM App: 808 (Dal.), 831 (Was.)

 

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: Cowboys lead all-time series, 73-45-2
STREAKS: Washington has won past 2
LAST GAME: 11/26/20: Washington 41 at Cowboys 16
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/25/20: Washington 25, Cowboys 3

 

DALLAS COWBOYS  LEADERS  WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM

W 27-17 at New Orleans (Thu.) LAST WEEK W 17-15 at Las Vegas
Mike McCarthy: 3-5 COACH VS. OPP. Ron Rivera: 4-1
29.4/22.3 PTS. FOR/AGAINST 20.5/24.8
416.3 (1L) OFFENSE 345.6
Dak Prescott: 287-416-3,170-23-8-101.7 PASSING Taylor Heinicke: 267-393-2,809-18-11-92.1
Ezekiel Elliott: 173-765-4.4-8 RUSHING Antonio Gibson: 206-800-3.9-5
CeeDee Lamb: 57-829-14.5-6 RECEIVING Terry McLaurin: 61-808-13.2-5
372.5 DEFENSE 355.2
Micah Parsons (R): 10 SACKS Jonathan Allen: 6.5
Trevon Diggs: 9 (1L) INTs William Jackson, Bobby McCain: 2
+7 (23/16) TAKE/GIVE -5 (12/17)
Bryan Anger: 49.2 (44.5) PUNTING (NET) Tress Way: 48.7 (42.8)
Greg Zuerlein: 88 (25/28 PAT; 21/26 FG) KICKING Brian Johnson: 5 (2/2 PAT; 1/1 FG)

 

COWBOYS NOTES

• QB DAK PRESCOTT had TD vs. INT last week. Has 17 TDs (13 pass, 4 rush) vs. INT for 111.2 rating in 8 career starts vs. Was. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Was. with 2+ TD passes & 120+ rating. Ranks 5th in pass yards per game (288.2) in 2021.

• RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT has 880 scrimmage yards (97.8 per game) & 9 TDs (8 rush, 1 rec.) in 9 career games vs. Was. Needs 5 scrimmage yards for 6th-straight 1,000-yard season. Is only player with 6+ rush TDs in each of past 6 seasons. RB TONY POLLARD had 2nd rush TD of season last week. Has career-high 861 scrimmage yards (602 rush, 259 rec.) in 2021. Ranks 3rd among RBs with 5.6 yards per rush (min. 100 atts.) in 2021.

• WR CEEDEE LAMB led team with 7 catches & 89 rec. yards last week. Has 6+ catches & 80+ rec. yards in 5 of his 6 road games this season. WR AMARI COOPER had 6 catches for 112 yards & rec. TD in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Was. with 80+ rec. yards. Is 1 of 8 players all-time with 5+ rec. TDs in each of 1st 7 seasons. TE DALTON SCHULTZ ranks 2nd among NFC TEs in receptions (52) & 5th in rec. yards (580).

• CB TREVON DIGGS leads NFL with career-high 9 INTs & ranks tied-2nd in PD (14). Had 2 PD in last road meeting. LB MICAH PARSONS leads all rookies with 10 sacks & ranks tied-1st in NFL with 16 TFL. Can become 1st rookie since JEVON KEARSE (1999) with sack in 6 straight games. S JAYRON KEARSE is 1 of 2 (JALEN RAMSEY) with 8+ TFL (8) & 8+ PD (8) in 2021. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with INT.

 

WASHINGTON NOTES

• QB TAYLOR HEINICKE completed 23 of 30 atts. (76.7 pct) & had 2 TDs vs. INT for 101.5 rating last week. Since Week 10, ranks 3rd among QBs (min. 75 atts.) in comp. pct. (77.3) & rating (110). Has 100+ rating in 3 of his past 4 starts. Aims for his 5th in row with 70+ comp. pct.

• RB ANTONIO GIBSON had 5 catches & 111 scrimmage yards (88 rush, 23 rec.) & 2nd-career rec. TD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 5+ catches & 100+ scrimmage yards. Has 264 scrimmage yards (132 per game) & 4 rush TDs in 2 career games vs. Dal. & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Dal. with 125+ scrimmage yards & rush TD. RB J.D. MCKISSIC has 50+ scrimmage yards in 5 of his past 6. Since 2020, leads all RBs in receptions (123) & ranks 2nd in rec. yards (986).

• WR TERRY MCLAURIN has 19 receptions for 244 yards (81.3 per game) & 2 rec. TDs in 3 career games vs. Dal. Aims for his 3rd in row at home vs. Dal. with rec. TD & 4th in row vs. Dal. overall with 5+ catches.

• LB COLE HOLCOMB led team with 10 tackles & had career-high 2 PD last week. Is 1 of 2 (DEION JONES) with 100+ tackles (102) & 5+ PD (5) in 2021. Had 10 tackles in last meeting. Had sack & INT in last home meeting. DT JONATHAN ALLEN has 5 TFL & 3 sacks in 5 career games vs. Dal. Had FR in last meeting. CB KENDALL FULLER has 7 PD in his past 5 at home & aims for his 6th in row at home with PD. S KAMREN CURL has 7+ tackles in 2 of his past 3 at home.