The Dallas Cowboys are hosting the Washington Redskins in Week 12 NFL action on Thursday Night. All the information to tune into this game is listed below.
The Washington Redskins are ready to make their move in the NFC East. It all starts with the afternoon tilt on Thanksgiving Day. The Cowboys are tough, but the Redskins have momentum. A victory puts them back in the thick of the division race. Here are three keys to victory on Thursday.
The run offense of the Dallas Cowboys is very good. For the Washington Redskins to stop the run, they are going to have to stay in their gaps on defense. LBs Will Compton, Mason Foster along with DLs Ziggy Hood and Chris Baker need to stay home and not over pursue the play. If they can stay in the lanes and stay in their gaps, they will be able to control the Cowboys running game. If the Redskins can keep the Cowboys off their running game and make the Cowboys throw the ball, the success of the Redskins defense will be immense.
Score, Score, Score
The Washington Redskins are currently the ninth-ranked scoring offense in the NFL (25 pts/game). Last week against the Green Bay Packers, the Washington Redskins put up 42 points. This was their largest output of the season thus far. The Cowboys defense is 13th overall (350 yards/game), 7th in scoring defense, (18 pts/game), and third against the run (84 yds/game). They are, however, the 21st ranked pass defense in the league (264 yds/game). This is where the Redskins are going to get the Cowboys. Kirk Cousins and company should have their way with a Cowboys secondary that is missing a few pieces. If they can keep the Cowboys off balance, then they should have some success on offense, in particular through the air.
Pressure Dak Prescott
The Washington Redskins defense is currently 6th in the league in sacks (2.7 sacks/game). The Cowboys offense is giving up 1.4 sacks per game, ranking them 3rd in the league. If the Redskins can get pressure up the middle and keep Prescott in the pocket, they should have some good thing happen. It is when he escapes and uses his legs that the Dallas Cowboys have their most success. The Washington Redskins are going have to travel Josh Norman and be creative with pressures. Keeping Dak Prescott and the Cowboys offense in down and long situations will be ideal.
This is the biggest regular season game that these two teams have played against each other since 2012. That game was for the NFC East Championship. This game goes along away in position for that moniker once again. If the Redskins show up as they have since the bye week, they stand a great chance of shocking the world! ALWAYS HTTR!!!
Date: November 24, 2016
Start Time: 4:30 pm EST
Location: Arlington, TX
Stadium: AT&T Stadium
TV Info: Fox
Live Stream: FOX Sports Go