Redskins at Cowboys NFL Capsule Week 3



STREAKS   4 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Shanahan: 4-2 Garrett: 1-0
LAST WEEK W 22-21 vs. Cardinals W 27-24 (OT) at 49ers
LAST GAME 12/19/10: Redskins 30 at Cowboys 33. Dallas K David Buehler connects on 39-yard FG with 50 seconds remaining as Cowboys thwart Washington comeback attempt.
BROADCAST ESPN (7:30 PM CT): Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworksi, Jon Gruden, Ed Werder (Field reporter).  Westwood One Radio: Kevin Harlan, Dan Fouts, Steve Tasker (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 92 (Was.), 93 (Dal.).  XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Was.), 226 (Dal.).


PASSING Grossman: 46-77-596-4-2-90.6 Romo: 43-69-687 (3C)-4-1-108.8
RUSHING Hightower: 45-168-3.7-1 Jones: 26-69-2.7-1
RECEIVING F. Davis (TE): 11-191-17.4-1 Austin: 14 (T3C)-233 (2C)-16.6-4 (T1L)
OFFENSE 393.5 431.0 (2C)
DEFENSE 319.5 283.0 (1C)
SACKS Neild (R): 2 Ware: 4 (1L)
INTs Fletcher, Kerrigan (R): 1 Ball, Lee: 1
PUNTING Rocca: 41.8 McBriar: 47.8
KICKING Gano: 14 (5/5 PAT; 3/5 FG) Bailey (R): 15 (6/6 PAT; 3/4 FG)


REDSKINS: QB REX GROSSMAN passed for 322 yards & 4 TDs in last game vs. Dal.  Is 2-0 on MNF & had 114.4 rating in last MNF start (12/11/06 with Chi.). Ranks 3rd in NFC with 116.1 rating in 4th quarter…RB TIM HIGHTOWER rushed 20 times for 96 yards last week. When he has 14+ att. (incl. playoffs), his teams are 8-1 (2-0 with Was.). Rookie RB ROY HELU had career-high 74 yards & avg. 7.4 yards per carry last week…TE FRED DAVIS ranks 2nd in NFL among TEs with 191 rec. yards. Had 6 catches for 86 yards & TD last week. WR SANTANA MOSS had 8 catches for 72 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Had TD catch last week. WR ANTHONY ARMSTRONG had 5 catches for 100 yards in last meeting. TE CHRIS COOLEY had career-high 3 TDs vs. Dal. (12/18/05). Since start of 2005, is 4th among TEs with 385 catches & 4,345 yards…LB BRIAN ORAKPO had sack & FF in Week 2. Is 3rd among players who began career in 2009 with 20.5 sacks. Rookie LB RYAN KERRIGAN had sack last week. LB LONDON FLETCHER had INT in Week 2…COWBOYS: Lead NFC in total defense (283 yards per game) & rank 2nd in total offense (431)…QB TONY ROMO has won 3 of past 4 starts vs. Was. Ranks 3rd in NFC with 687 pass yards. Aims for 3rd in row with 340+ yards, 2+ TDs & 100+ rating. In starts with 10+ att., when he has 100+ rating, team is 28-6 (.824). Has TD pass in club-record 20 consecutive games…RB TASHARD CHOICE had rush TD in last meeting. Rookie RB DE MARCO MURRAY had 6,718 total yards at Oklahoma & scored 65 TDs…TE JASON WITTEN aims for 3rd 100-yard game in row. Leads NFL TEs with 212 rec. yards. Since start of 2007, leads NFL TEs with 378 catches & 4,341 yards. Had 10 catches for 140 yards & TD in last meeting. WR-PR DEZ BRYANT had 2 rec. TDs in only MNF game (10/25/10 vs. NYG)…LB DE MARCUS WARE has 10 sacks in past 5. Aims for 6th in row with sack. Since start of 2006, has 76 sacks, most in NFL. Has 9 sacks in past 10 vs. Was.

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