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    • Game Notes 10/21/18: Skins vs. Cowboys


      • The Washington Redskins defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 20-17, at FedExField on Sunday.
      • Among the 115 games played between the Redskins and Cowboys, there have been 59 games decided by seven points or less. Twenty-six of those contests have been decided by three or fewer points.
      • With the win, the Redskins improved their regular season record to 4-2 and mark their best start to a season since starting 4-2 during the 2016 campaign.
      • The Redskins faced their first NFC East opponent on the season and are now 1-0 in the division. It is the first time the Redskins have opened divisional play with a win since starting 1-0 in the NFC East since 2011.
      • The win gives the Redskins a 3-1 record at home to give them their best home record to start a season since 2015.
      • The Redskins now hold a 4-1 record against the NFC giving the team its best start against teams in the NFC since 2010.
      • With the win, the Redskins capture their first victory over the Dallas Cowboys since 2016 and their first home win over their division rival since 2012. The last time the Redskins defeated the Cowboys was Week 17 of the team’s NFC East championship season in 2015.
      • The Redskins forced two turnovers (two forced fumbles) and now have forced at least one turnover for the 10th consecutive week dating back to last season. Washington currently has the second longest active streak in the NFL.
      • The Redskins defense scored a touchdown late in the fourth quarter on a fumble recovery by Preston Smith for a touchdown. It was the first scoop and score for a touchdown since DeAngelo Hall recorded a fumble recovery for a 17-yard touchdown at the Philadelphia Eagles on Dec. 26 2015. The Redskins defeated the Eagles to win the NFC East. The last time the Redskins scored a defensive touchdown was Dec. 16, 2017 at the L.A. Chargers on a 96-yard interception return for a touchdown by Bashaud Breeland.
      • The Redskins defense recorded four sacks and has now recorded four or more sacks in two games this season.
      • Quarterback Alex Smith completed 14-of-25 pass attempts for 178 yards and one touchdown for a passer rating of 91.8.
      • With his 23-yard touchdown pass to running back Kapri Bibbs, Smith (33,271) passed Steve Young (33,124) for 35th on the NFL's all-time list in career passing yards. Smith now needs 191 yards to pass Phil Simms (33,462) for 34th on the NFL's all-time list.
      • Bibbs finished with a team high four receptions (10.8 avg.) for 43 yards and one touchdown. Bibbs has now recorded one rushing touchdown and one touchdown reception in the same season for the first time in his career.
      • Running back Adrian Peterson rushed for 99 yards (4.1 avg.) on 24 attempts and had one catch for eight yards. Peterson (12,714) now needs to rush for 26 yards to pass Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett (12,739) for ninth on the NFL's all-time list for career rushing yards.
      • Peterson finished with 107 scrimmage yards (14,873) and has now passed Jim Brown (14,811) for 26th on the NFL's all-time list in career yards from scrimmage. He now needs 19 yards from scrimmage to pass Ricky Watters (14,891) for 25th on the NFL's all-time list.
      • Wide receiver Maurice Harris finished with three receptions for 22 yards and has now recorded at three receptions in three consecutive games.
      • Tight end Jordan Reed hauled in two receptions to tie a team-high 43 receiving yards (3,081) and now need 39 receiving yards to pass No. 13 Roy Jefferson (3,119) on the Redskins all-time list.
      • With his two receptions, Reed (297) now needs three more receptions in the next two regular season games to become the second fastest tight end in NFL history to 300 career receptions in 60 games. Kellen Winslow, Sr. set the NFL record with 300 career receptions in 57 games.
      • Cornerback Josh Norman finished with five solo tackles and a forced fumble. Norman has now forced at least one fumble in consecutive games for the first time in his career.
      • Linebacker Zach Brown tied a team high with nine tackles (eight solo) to go along with one tackle for loss and a quarterback hit.
      • Linebacker Mason Foster finished with a team high with nine tackles (six solo).
      • Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan recorded five tackles (four solo), two sacks for a loss of 15 yards, one pass defensed, and a forced fumble. The last time Kerrigan finished with two sacks in one was Dec. 31, 2017 at the New York Giants.
      • After registering 2.0 sacks today, Kerrigan (10.5) joins Hall of Famers Michael Strahan (18.0), Reggie White (17.0) and Lawrence Taylor (15.0) and former Eagles DE Clyde Simmons (11.5) as the only players in NFL history to record 10-plus sacks against the Dallas Cowboys.
      • With the two sacks, Kerrigan now need 8.0 sacks to pass No. 2 Charles Mann on the Redskins all-time list in career sacks.
      • Kerrigan started his 118th consecutive regular season game, the longest active streak among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career.
      • Kerrigan remains as one of six NFL players (and only three non-quarterbacks) to have started every game since the start of the 2011 season (Brandon Carr, Patrick Peterson, Philip Rivers, Matt Ryan and Matthew Stafford).
      • Linebacker Preston Smith scored his first career touchdown on the fumble recovery late in the fourth quarter off of the Ryan Kerrigan strip sack. Smith added one tackle, two quarterback hits and one pass defensed.
      • Cornerback Adonis Alexander made his NFL debut contributing on special teams.
      • Defensive lineman Caleb Brantley made his Washington Redskins debut contributing on special teams.
      • Kicker Dustin Hopkins connected on two field (20, 25) and two PATS scoring eight points in the game. Hopkins (360) has now tied Jerry Smith (360) for seventh on the Redskins all-time scoring list.

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