Cousins, Reed set Redskins records in season finale

Kirk Cousins and Jordan Reed helped take down the Cowboys while taking down some impressive team records.

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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