Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, October 26, five days before the Washington Redskins travel to Minnesota to play the Vikings.
Redskins-Cowboys notes and numbers
—The last time the Redskins beat the Cowboys in overtime was on November 2, 1975. Billy Kilmer scored the winning TD on a one-yard quarterback sneak as Washington prevailed 30-24
—In his first start since December 8, 2011 Colt McCoy went 25 for 30 passing, a completion percentage of 83.3. That was the best of McCoy’s career in games he started and the fourth-highest completion percentage ever for a Redskins QB with at least 20 pass attempts in the game.
—DeSean Jackson caught six passes for 136 yards. It was the 24th game with 100 receiving yards or more. Four of those games came this year with the Redskins.
—Jackson had receptions of 49 and 45 yards. He now has 42 career receptions of 40 yards or more, most in the NFL since he came into the league in 2008. Jackson has seven such receptions this season, most in the NFL.
—Dallas came into the game second in the league in possession time with an average of 34 minutes per game. Washington held a time of possession advantage in this game of nearly 10 minutes (38:12 to 28:27).
—Brandon Meriweather is the first Redskin to have at least two sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in one game.
—Ryan Kerrigan recorded a sack, giving him 7.5 on the season. That moves him up to fourth in that category in the NFL.
—Today’s schedule: Jay Gruden teleconference 3:00 p.m.
—Days until: Redskins @ Vikings 5; Bucs @ Redskins 19; Redskins @ 49ers 26
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