The Cowboys take on Washington on Sunday night, with Washington needing a win to stay in the playoff hunt.
The Dallas Cowboys (10-4) will play host to the Washington Football Team (6-8) on Sunday night, with the Cowboys clinching the NFC East with a victory.
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Game Date: Dec. 26, 2021
Game Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
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The Cowboys rank second in the NFL in points per game at 28.6, even with quarterback Dak Prescott missing a game. In 13 appearances, Prescott has thrown for 3,598 yards with 25 touchdowns.
But a bigger story for Dallas has been its defense. What’s been a weakness for the team over the past few seasons has become a strength. The team is seventh in scoring defense. Trevon Diggs has picked off 10 passes and taken a pair of those to the end zone, while rookie Micah Parson is in contention for Defensive Player of the Year, with 12 sacks and 17 tackles for loss. He’s hit the quarterback 27 times.
As for Washington, the Football Team is coming off of a loss to the Eagles that saw the team forced to start Garrett Gilbert under center due to COVID.
Taylor Heinicke should be back under center on Sunday. In the meeting of these teams two weeks ago, Heinicke was just 11-for-25 for 122 yards with a touchdown and an interception. The Cowboys held star running back Antonio Gibson to 36 yards on 10 carries.
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