Kirk Cousins and Jordan Reed entered the rather anticlimatic Week 17 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys with a chance to rewrite the Washington Redskins record books. The quarterback and tight end did their job and did so quickly.
Playing a little over one quarter and five drives total, Cousins dissected the Cowboys, completing 12 of 15 passes for 176 yards and three touchdown passes. He In the process:
* Finished the season with 4,166 yards, 29 touchdown passes and 11 interceptions
* He broke Jay Schroeder's single-season record for passing yards. Needing 120 yards entering the day, Cousins set the mark with a perfectly thrown 28-yard pass to Jamison Crowder 37 seconds into the second quarter.
* Recorded the third 4,000 yard season in franchise history, joining Schroeder (4,109 in 1986) and Brad Johnson (4,005 in 1999)
* Became the first Redskins QB to throw at least one touchdown pass in all 16 games since the league switched to a 16-game format in 1978.
* With 542 attempts, he broke Schroeder's single-season record (541 in 1986)
As for Reed, he had four receptions for 45 yards, pushing his season totals to 87 receptions for 952 yards
* He broke a tie with Chris Cooley for most receptions in a season. Cooley set the mark in 2008.
* Though he added to hs single-season record for tight ends, he came up 48 yards shy of the first 1,000-yard season by a tight end in team history.
* Needed one touchdown catch to tie the team record with 12 in a season. Would have joined Hugh Taylor (1952), Charley Taylor (1966), Jerry Smith (1967) and Ricky Sanders (1988).
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