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Cowboys-Redskins capsule

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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AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org

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Niles PaulMar 6 12:33p

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Matt PraterMar 6 12:13p

Detroit Lions PK Matt Prater signed a three-year, $9 million contract extension Friday, March 6.

Marques ColstonMar 6 10:43a

New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston restructured his contract Friday, March 6, and will return in 2015.

Reggie WayneMar 6 10:43a

Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent WR Reggie Wayne will not be re-signed for 2015, the team announced Friday, March 6.

Jerome SimpsonMar 5 05:33p

Free-agent WR Jerome Simpson (Vikings) signed a two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, March 5.

LaMarr WoodleyMar 5 05:13p

Oakland Raiders LB LaMarr Woodley was officially released Thursday, March 5.

Vince WilforkMar 5 01:23p

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Adrian PetersonMar 5 01:03p

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Peyton ManningMar 5 12:53p

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning officially passed his physical and will return for the 2015 season.

Dwayne BoweMar 5 11:53a

Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe my be cut if the team can not trade him.

Vince WilforkMar 5 09:53a

New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork announced that the Patriots will not pick up his option for the 2015 season, which makes him a free agent.

Darnell DockettMar 5 09:53a

Free-agent DE Darnell Dockett (Cardinals) agreed with the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, March 5, according to his agent Drew Rosenhaus.

Keith RiversMar 4 08:23p

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Matt CasselMar 4 07:53p

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Pierre ThomasMar 4 07:53p

New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas was released Wednesday, March 4.

Trent ColeMar 4 04:13p

Philadelphia Eagles LB Trent Cole was officially cut Wednesday, March 4.

DeMeco RyansMar 4 01:03p

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Andre JohnsonMar 4 11:23a

Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson has asked the team to release him this offseason.

LeSean McCoyMar 3 06:43p

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Tyvon BranchMar 3 05:23p

Oakland Raiders SS Tyvon Branch was officially released, as expected, Tuesday, March 3.

DeMarco MurrayMar 3 01:43p

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Cole BeasleyMar 3 01:13p

Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $13.1 million. The extension could be worth as much as $15.1 million.

Andre JohnsonMar 2 11:03p

Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson was asked to accept a reduced role, but he declined and asked to be traded or cut, according to people familiar with the situation.

Bernard PollardMar 2 07:23p

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J.D. WaltonMar 2 04:13p

New York Giants C J.D. Walton was released Monday, March 2.

Lance MooreMar 2 04:03p

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Lance Moore was released Monday, March 2.

Brad JonesMar 2 03:53p

Free-agent LB Brad Jones (Packers) signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, March 2. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Charles ClayMar 2 03:12p

Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay received the transition tag Monday, March 2, according to a source. The transition tag for tight ends is worth $7.071 million.

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