Where: FedEx Field, Landover, Md.
When: Sunday, Dec. 30 at 8:20 p.m. ET
Watch: NBC WRC4
Listen: Sportstalk 980, WTEM
Point Spread: Washington (-3)
The NFC East is at stake when the Redskins host the Cowboys on Sunday night at Fed Ex Field. Essentially, the playoffs begin with Dallas as the nation watches "Football Night in America" on NBC. Weather could be a factor, with the dreaded wintery mix expected. Pro Bowl quarterback Robert Griffin III is getting healthier by the day and should have less restrictions than he had Sunday in Philadelphia. The Washington offense is 484 yards away from setting a team record. Rookie running back Alfred Morris needs 104 yards on the ground to break the All-Time season record currently held by Clinton Portis. A win and the 'Skins host a team from the NFC West during wild-card weekend, a loss and the season may be over.
WINNER clinches NFC East…COWBOYS: QB TONY ROMO has franchise-record 4,685 pass yards & has only 4 4,000-yard seasons in team history. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Was. with 3+ TD passes… When RB DE MARCO MURRAY has 18+ att., Cowboys are 9-0. Has 992 rush yards (110.2 per game) in those 9…WR DEZ BRYANT had 9 catches for career-high 224 yards with 2 TDs last week. Has 46 catches for 808 yards (115.4 per game) & 10 TDs in past 7. Aims for 8th in row with TD. WR MILES AUSTIN had 10 catches for 146 yards in last game at Was. TE JASON WITTEN has 103 catches, most by TE in season in NFL history. Has 95 catches (7.9 per game) since Oct. 1, 2nd most in NFL. Since 2007, has 547 catches, most by NFL TE…CB BRANDON CARR has INT in 2 of past 3. LB DE MARCUS WARE has 37 sacks in past 34. Has 103 sacks since 2006, most in NFL. LB ANTHONY SPENCER has 6.5 sacks in past 6…REDSKINS: Rookie QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III completed 19 of 27 (70.4 pct.) for 304 yards with 4 TDs vs. 1 INT for 131.8 rating in last meeting. Is 2nd in NFL with 104.1 rating. Has 752 rush yards, most by rookie QB in NFL history. Is 1st QB ever with 4+ TD passes of 60+ yards & rush TD of 60+ yards in season…RB ALFRED MORRIS leads NFL rookies with 1,413 rush yards. Has rushed for 544 yards (108.8 per game) & 5 TDs in past 5. Rushed for 113 yards & TD in last meeting. Has 75+ rush yards in 13 of 15 (6 100s)…WR ALDRICK ROBINSON had 68-yard TD in last meeting. WR PIERRE GARCON had 59-yard TD in last game vs. Dal. WR SANTANA MOSS has 6 TDs in past 9. Has 3 TDs in past 3 vs. Dal…LB LONDON FLETCHER has INT in 4 of past 5. CB DE ANGELO HALL had INT in last meeting vs. Cowboys. Since entering NFL in 2011, LB RYAN KERRIGAN is only NFL player w/ 10+ sacks (16) & 2+ INT-TDs (2). Aims for 3rd in row vs. Dal. w/ sack.
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NT Jay Ratliff Groin
LB Ernie Sims Concussion
LB DeMarcus Ware Elbow
RT Tyler Polumbus Concussion
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Former REDSKINS on COWBOYS
G Derrick Dockery (2003-06, 09-10)
FORMER COWBOYS on REDSKINS
DE Stephen Bowen (2006-10)
LB Coach Bob Slowik (1992)
PREDICTION: Riding their longest winning streak in 16 years, the Redskins face a do or die game for the seventh straight week. So far, they have passed the test and avoided elimination. The Cowboys win the NFC East with a victory, their season ends with a loss. Dallas faced the same situation a year ago, falling to the eventual champion New York Giants. The Cowboys will have DeMarco Murray in the backfield on Sunday night, the former Oklahoma All-American missed the Thanksiving Day game with injury. The DC Metro area hasn't been this excited about the 'Skins since the 20th century and they have reason to be. Barring injury or a rash of turnovers, there is no way the Redskins lose on Sunday night. Washington 27 Dallas 17