The Washington Redskins demeanour to top off a bustling week with another victory when they take on a Dallas Cowboys during 4:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Owners of a 6-3-1 record, a Redskins enter this diversion as seven-point underdogs opposite a 9-1 Cowboys. The Redskins have won their final dual games during Dallas, and 3 of their final four. Now, they aim to revenge a 27-23 detriment to Dallas during FedEx Field in Week 2 of this season.
Here are some of a pivotal matchups to follow in this game:
Washington ILBs Mason Foster and Will Compton vs. Dallas RB Ezekiel Elliott
The Redskins did one of a improved jobs opposite a Cowboys’ gifted rookie rusher this season, holding Elliott to 83 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries in their initial meeting. Elliott didn’t get a lot of yards after contact, that is something that he has excelled at. Of his 1,102 rushing yards, 649 have come after contact, according to ESPN Stats and Info. Elliott, who has 4 games of 130-plus yards this season, has gotten improved given Week 2, Redskins defenders say. He has a improved feel and bargain for a diversion and knows how to use his mix of speed and energy some-more effectively.
“He’s a finish back,” says Foster, who ranks second on a group in tackles behind Compton. “He’s unequivocally strong. Powerful back. You’ve unequivocally got to move your arms and get everybody to a party.”
The Redskins wish to take divided a run diversion and put some-more vigour on Dallas rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, who with his 17 touchdown passes, dual interceptions and 2,640 flitting yards owns a third-best passer rating in a joining (108.6) behind Tom Brady and Matt Ryan.
Washington WR Jamison Crowder vs. Dallas DB Orlando Scandrick
In his final assembly with a Cowboys, Crowder had 6 catches for 39 yards and a touchdown. His prolongation has usually increasing as a deteriorate has progressed. Crowder has 100-yard games in 3 of his final 4 outings, and he has scored touchdowns in 3 straight. Scandrick has battled some whinging injuries, though now has regained full strength. He and a Cowboys invulnerability that ranks 13th against a pass will have their work cut out for them opposite Crowder, Kirk Cousins and a Redskins, who exaggerate a third-most-prolific flitting conflict in a league.
Washington CB Josh Norman vs. Dallas WR Dez Bryant
Bryant had one of his improved games of a deteriorate (seven catches, 102 yards) a final time he played a Redskins. He put adult those numbers by 3 quarters. Then defensive coordinator Joe Barry put Josh Norman on a receiver in a final frame. Norman neutralized Bryant, though a repairs was done. It’s approaching that this time around, Norman will follow Bryant around and try to discharge Dak Prescott’s many impactful target.
Washington LG Shawn Lauvao vs. Dallas DT Tyrone Crawford
The Cowboys this deteriorate don’t have a premier dilemma rusher. But Crawford leads a approach as a many disruptive force in a trenches with a team-high 3½ sacks to go with 22 tackles. Lauvao had struggled during times final week opposite a Packers and looks to miscarry this week. Washington’s line has finished a good pursuit of safeguarding Cousins and paving a approach for Rob Kelley in a run game. Maintaining a same turn of play and change will go a prolonged approach to ensuring success for Washington.
Washington DB Kendall Fuller vs. Dallas WR Cole Beasley
The rookie dilemma boasts promise, though Fuller has had his share of struggles, quite in a final dual weeks. Now a third-round collect draws another tough assignment: relating adult with a sleek Beasley, who has grown into a good reserve net for Prescott. Bryant is a big-play receiver, though it’s Beasley that leads a Cowboys in each receiving difficulty (53 catches for 591 yards, 5 touchdowns and 35 initial downs).
Washington QB Kirk Cousins vs. Dallas DC Rod Marinelli
Cousins put adult numbers on Marinelli’s invulnerability the final time they faced off in Week 2, completing 60.9 percent of his passes for 346 yards, a touchdown and an interception in a Cowboys’ 27-23 win. But a quarterback and his section couldn’t money in fully, carrying to settle for 3 margin goals rather than touchdowns. Cousins’s early-season struggles now seem to have ended. In a final 3 games, he has thrown for 1,095 yards, 7 touchdowns and usually one interception. Now entrance off of Sunday’s 3 touchdown performance, Cousins aims to sojourn prohibited and give his group a possibility to palm a Cowboys their initial detriment given Week 1.
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