When the Redskins face the Cowboys on Sunday afternoon in Dallas, they won’t be able to improve their playoff position. But Kirk Cousins and Jordan Reed—the team’s breakout stars on offense—can rewrite the franchise's record book.
Here’s a quick look at the records that could fall at AT&T Stadium:
- With 10 passing yards, he’ll record the third 4,000 yard season in team history (Jay Schroeder had 4,109 in 1986 and Brad Johnson had 4,005 in 1999)
- With 120 passing yards, he’ll break Schroeder’s record of 4,109 yards in a single season.
- With 14 attempts, he’ll break Schroeder’s record of 541 attempts in a season (1986).
- With two rushing touchdowns—don’t laugh; he’s got five—Cousins can tie Robert Griffin III’s record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in a season (RG3 had seven in 2012).
- With one touchdown pass, he can become the first Redskins’ quarterback to throw at least one TD pass in all 16 games since the adoption of the 16-game format in 1978.
- With one catch, he’ll take sole possession of most receptions by a Redskins tight end in a season. He’s currently tied at 83 with Chris Cooley (2008).
- With 93 yards, he’ll become the first tight end in team history to post 1,000 receiving yards in a season. (Reed already owns the single season record, that would just put an exclamation point on his year.)
- With one touchdown catch, he’ll tie the team record for receiving touchdowns in a season. He currently has 11; those with 12 include Hugh Taylor in 1952, Charley Taylor in 1966, Jerry Smith in 1967 and Ricky Sanders in 1988.
- With two touchdown receptions, Reed will set a new single-season record for touchdown catches with 13.
- With a pair of touchdown receptions, he would also become the first Redskins player to record three straight games with two touchdown catches.
Indeed, it’s been quite a regular season for Cousins and Reed, each of whom entered the year with their share of doubters. Critics wondered if Cousins possessed what it took to become a quality starter. They wondered if Reed could stay healthy for long enough to realize his vast potential. As it turns out, both players have already answered their detractors with a resounding, ‘Yes.’