Washington (5-6) at Dallas (5-6), 8:30 p.m. on NBC, NFL Network and Amazon Prime. A pair of NFC East rivals chasing Philadelphia meet in the Lone Star State as Dallas takes on Washington in a week eight rematch in prime time.

Both clubs played home games on Thanksgiving and both had different results. Dallas trailed the Los Angeles Chargers 3-0 at the half at AT&T Stadium before the Chargers and Philip Rivers would outscore them 25-6 in the final 30 minutes of action to lose 28-6 Thanksgiving afternoon. The Bolts outrushed Dallas 81-79 and Cowboys QB Dak Prescott threw for 179 yards but was sacked twice and picked off twice, one returned by Chargers rookie CB Desmond King 90 yards for a TD. Rivers burned the Cowboys, who lost their third contest in a row and did not have the services of RB Ezekiel Elliott (suspension), for 434 yards and three TDs. Dallas on third down tries actually did well, going 6 of 11 and kept the ball for 23:55, while the Chargers kept the pigskin hostage, keeping it for 36:05, going 9 of 14 on third, 0 of 1 on fourth down.

Washington broke a 3-3 tie against the New York Giants last Thursday night at FedEx Field and came away 20-10 winners in prime time. The Redskins would take a 10-3 lead with 6:32 left in the third when Kirk Cousins and WR Jamison Crowder connected on a 15-yard TD strike. Cousins would then be the victim of a turnover when Giants CB Janoris Jenkins picked him off and returned the ball 53 yards to tie the contest up with 2:52 left in the third. Washington then restored order in the fourth, as Cousins would connect with WR Josh Doctson on a 14-yard TD strike to take the lead back for good and K Nick Rose would seal the deal, connecting on a 33-yard field goal with 1:49 left in the contest. Washington outrushed the Giants 122-84, with Redskins RB Samaje Perine leading the way with 100 yards, while Cousins threw for 242 yards and the two TDs, despite being sacked six times, while Eli Manning threw for 113 yards with four sacks and an interception. Washington went 4 of 15 on third down (0 of 1 on fourth) and kept the ball for 34:37, while the Giants kept the pigskin for 25:23, going 2 of 14 and 1 of 2 on third and fourth down tries.

The Thursday night contest in Arlington is a rematch of their week eight contest in Landover that saw the Cowboys lead 14-13 at FedEx Field before pulling away to take a 33-19 win over their NFC East rivals. Dallas outrushed Washington 169-49, with Elliott accounting for 150 of those yards with a pair of TDs, while Prescott threw for 143 yards and Cousins throwing for 263 yards and a TD to Doctson (Cousins was sacked four times and threw an interception). Dallas went 5 of 14 on third down tries (they were 1 of 1 on fourth down) and kept the ball for 33:19, while the ‘Skins were 4 of 13 on third down and like the Cowboys, they were 1 of 1 on fourth down, keeping the ball for 26:41.

Dallas covered the 2 1/2 point spread in Landover, winning by 14 and both teams combined for 52 points, covering the 50 1/2 over/under. Dallas is favored again, this time by 2 and the over/under’s 44 1/2. For the winner of this one, they’re a little bit closer to catching Philadelphia in the NFC East, while the loser puts themselves in a little deeper hole. Dallas has scored 22 points in 12 quarters of football since Elliott’s suspension. Washington has been hot and cold at best. Washington gets revenge in the rematch in the Lone Star State and covers 2.

Broadcast Information: 8:25 p.m. on NBC, NFL Network and Amazon: Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Heather Cox (Field reporter)
NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli

Referee: Craig Wrolstad

Injury Report

Washington
OUT: DE Terrell McClain (Toe), S Montae Nicholson (Concussion), TE Jordan Reed (Hamstring), C Chase Roullier (Hand)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Zach Brown (Shoulder), DE Matthew Ioannidis (Hand), T Morgan Moses (Knee), T Attauyo Nsekhe (Core Muscle), G Brandon Scherff (Knee), LB Martrell Spaight (Ankle), T Trent Williams (Knee)

Dallas
OUT: LB Justin Durant (Concussion), LB Sean Lee (Hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: T La’el Collins (Back), DT Maliek Collins (Foot), LB Anthony Hitchens (Groin), G Zach Martin (Concussion), T Tyron Smith (Back), WR Ryan Switzer (Ankle)

Weather: Game Indoors; if roof is open, clear and 59 degrees

Broadcast information, officials and injury report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel

 

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