Former Cowboys, Raiders Running Back Darren McFadden Announces Retirement

Hope Soto
November 29, 2017

The Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins have plenty of history in common as they prepare to meet for their 116th contest, this time on Thursday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Washington Redskins are 5-6 on the season, and trailing a wildcard spot by 2 games behind Atlanta. "We've been in good positions the last three weeks at halftime to win ballgames, we just haven't played the last 30 minutes at a high enough level in any phase of our team". The Cowboys are also 5-6 on the season and tied with Washington for second place in the division. The Cowboys and Redskins are also lagging behind in the race for a wild-card playoff berth.

The 2017 NFL Season has not gone according to plan for the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys since their win over the Kansas City Chiefs at home have dropped games at the Falcons, and at home against the Eagles and Chargers.

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Dallas has been outscored 92-22 in its past three games with losses to the Falcons, Eagles and Chargers, and the team has not scored more than 10 points since November 5. The team has lost three straight games without the running back, and their playoff hopes could effectively come to an end in Week 13 when he serves the fourth game of his suspension. Elliott left with almost 800 yards and 7 touchdowns. The Cowboys have found themselves playing from behind a lot of the time in the three-game losing streak. They are giving up a 101.4 passer rating to opposing quarterbacks this season. The Redskins will look to get their top target Jordan Reed back in action for this game. Moving the Giants-Cowboys game allows Fox to put that enticing showdown in more homes in the NY and Texas markets.

Washington's defense hasn't exactly been outstanding against the pass. Phillip Rivers went nuts on the Cowboys in Dallas, and now it's time for Kirk Cousins to do the same.

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