Redskins-Cowboys preview: Do you want Dallas?

This is a must-win if Washington wants to make history.

Matchup: Washington Redskins (6-3-1) vs. Dallas Cowboys (9-1)

Kickoff: Thursday, November 24, 4:30 p.m. Eastern

LocationAT&T Stadium

Television: FOX (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews)

Radio: Redskins Radio Network and Westwood One Sports

Odds: Cowboys (-7), O/U: 51

Social media: Twitter: @BreakBurgundyFacebook

Last Week: Washington got over their primetime woes with a revenge win over Green Bay. Dallas continued its winning ways with a victory over Baltimore.

Matchup History: Washington trails in the all-time regular season series, which dates back to 1960, 42-67-2. That includes the Redskins' loss in Week 2.

2016 Rankings: (Yards Gained/Allowed):

Washington – Offense (2nd); Defense (23rd)

Dallas – Offense (4th); Defense (13th)

Dallas’ Strength: Run, run and run some more. The second-best rushing team in the NFL, trailing only Buffalo, has averaged 156.7 yards per game. Ezekiel Elliott is looking like he was well worth the fourth overall pick with 1,382 scrimmage yards and 10 touchdowns through just ten games. Things are made easier when you have the best offensive line in football, but, boy, the Redskins going to have a tough time containing the so-called second coming of Emmitt Smith. It would also be Washington's luck for Alfred Morris to go off. The Redskins' defensive line will definitely be put to the test.

Dallas’ Weakness: When you have the best record in the NFL, there are not many flaws in your game. The most noticeable one for the Cowboys is their lack of playmaking in the secondary. Dallas' four interceptions are the third-fewest in the league and despite the well-known names of Brandon Carr, Orlando Scandrick and Morris Claiborne, they are not elite cover corners. Washington has three very good receivers in Jamison Crowder, Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson, not to mention the ultimate mismatch in tight end Jordan Reed. If the Redskins want any chance of ending their rival's nine-game winning streak then they need to put up major points, which could come from airing it out.

Prediction: Elliott might pull a 2012 Morris and rush for 200 yards and three touchdowns. That or Dak Prescott will continue to quiet the haters. But in a thankful mood, let's remember that cornerback Bashaud Breeland has previously played well against Dallas, which could help make the Cowboys one-dimensional. Kirk Cousins and Robert Kelley are going to combine for five touchdowns in a sweet victory that will keep Washington's hopes for back-to-back NFC East championships alive.

Final score: 38-31, Redskins.

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