Stats & Info preview: Cowboys at Redskins
December, 28, 2012
By Jason York / ESPN Stats & Info
The Dallas Cowboys face another win-or-go-home game Sunday night when they travel to the nation’s capital to face the Washington Redskins. This is the third Week 17 win-or-go-home game for the Cowboys in the last five seasons. They lost the previous two by a combined 55 points (44-6 to Eagles in 2008 and 31-14 to Giants in 2011).
The winner of this game will win the NFC East. The Redskins haven’t won the division since 1999; the Cowboys haven’t won the division since 2009. While the Cowboys are eliminated from the postseason with a loss, the Redskins, who last made the postseason in 2007, can clinch a wild-card spot even if they lose if the Vikings and Bears also lose.
The Cowboys lost 38-31 to the Redskins on Thanksgiving, and Dallas has been swept by Washington just once in the previous 16 seasons (2005).
Here are three other statistical areas to watch: