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By The Associated Press
    2013-12-19 13:10

DALLAS (7-7) At WASHINGTON (3-11)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Cowboys by 2 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Dallas 8-6, Washington 4-10

SERIES RECORD - Cowboys lead 65-40-2

LAST MEETING - Cowboys beat Redskins 31-16, Oct. 13, 2013

LAST WEEK - Cowboys lost to Packers 37-36; Redskins lost to Falcons, 27-26

AP PRO32 RANKING - Cowboys No. 19, Redskins No. 31

COWBOYS OFFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (23), PASS (16)

COWBOYS DEFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (28), PASS (32)

REDSKINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (3), PASS (15)

REDSKINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (17), PASS (21)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Cowboys claim NFC East if they win last two games, but would be eliminated from playoffs Sunday with loss to Redskins and Eagles victory over Bears. ... Dallas has lost two straight, both to backup QBs (Josh McCown) and (Matt Flynn). Will face another backup QB Sunday (Kirk Cousins). ... Cowboys blew 26-3 lead in loss to Packers last week, second-largest blown lead in team history. ... Cowboys have set franchise record for yards allowed at 5,982 with two games remaining. ... Dallas RB DeMarco Murray needs 23 yards for first 1,000-yard rushing season. He's had consecutive 100-yard games for first time since rookie year (2011), both losses. Before then, Dallas had never lost when he rushed for 100 yards. ... Dallas defense ranks last in numerous categories: yards allowed per game (427.3); yards passing allowed per game (297.4); plays of 10-plus yards allowed (232); completions of 20-plus yards allowed (64); fewest three-and-outs allowed (24); opponents' QB rating when blitzing (111.9); opponents third-and-long conversions (34.4 percent); and first downs allowed (350). ... Cowboys franchise sack leader DE DeMarcus Ware has just six this season, needs two to match career-low eight from rookie year (2005). Has two in last 11 games, including stretch of three games missed with thigh injury. ... Cowboys are 4-0 vs. NFC East; Redskins are 0-4. ... Dallas looking to sweep Washington for third time in five years. ... Redskins have clinched last place in NFC East for fifth time in six seasons. ... Redskins have lost six straight. Haven't lost seven in a row since 1998. ... Cousins makes second straight Redskins start in place of Robert Griffin III, who has been shut down for season. ... Washington WR Pierre Garcon leads NFC with career-high 96 catches. ... Redskins LB London Fletcher, who plans to retire at end of season, likely playing in final NFL home game. It will be his 255th consecutive game, fourth-longest streak all-time. ... Redskins rank last in several defense- and special teams-related stats: points allowed (31.0 per game); opponents' QB rating on first down (114.4); average field position (24.2-yard line); opponents' average field position (32.6); fewest drives started in opponents' territory (9); most drives by opponents started in Washington territory (33); and punt return yardage allowed (17.2 per return). ... Redskins allowed 86-yard punt return TD and 90-yard kick return by Dwayne Harris in first meeting. Harris (hamstring) might not play Sunday, but Cowboys have signed Micheal Spurlock, who has five career return TDs. ... Redskins have been outscored 119-44 in first quarter.

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