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NFL Capsule: Redskins at Cowboys

NFL Capsule: Redskins at Cowboys

WASHINGTON (4-6) At DALLAS (5-5)

Thursday, 4:15 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Dallas by 4

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Washington 5-5; Dallas 4-6

SERIES RECORD - Cowboys lead 62-40-2

PRO32 RANKING - Redskins No. 18; Cowboys No. 16

LAST MEETING - Cowboys beat Redskins 27-24 OT, Nov. 20, 2011

LAST WEEK - Redskins beat Eagles 31-6; Cowboys beat Browns 23-20 OT

REDSKINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (2), PASS (22)

REDSKINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (7), PASS (29)

COWBOYS OFFENSE - OVERALL (11t), RUSH (29), PASS (7)

COWBOYS DEFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (13), PASS (6)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Dallas has won three in row, and six of seven, in series. ... Cowboys' 62 wins over Redskins most over any team. ... Dallas 28-15-1 on Thanksgiving Day. ... Redskins 0-6 against Dallas on Thanksgiving Day. ... Robert Griffin III last week became first rookie in NFL with 200 yards passing, four passing TDs and 75 yards rushing in same game. ... Griffin played one college game at Cowboys Stadium, last Nov. 26 when he completed 7 of 11 passes for 106 yards and a TD, and ran 14 times for 62 yards and two scores in first half for Baylor against Texas Tech. He didn't return in second half because of concussion-like symptoms. ... RGIII needs 145 yards passing to break Norm Snead's team rookie record of 2,337 set in 1961. Only 94 yards shy of breaking Cam Newton's NFL rookie QB single-season rushing record of 706. ... Redskins have gone three consecutive games without turnover, longest streak since at least 1950. ... Washington LB London Fletcher set to play 235th consecutive game, tied for NFL's longest active streak. ... Tony Romo 5-0 on Thanksgiving Day with 14 TDs and four interceptions. Danny White is only Cowboys starting QB with more turkey day wins (seven) ... Romo 14 passing attempts from 3,000 career. ... Dallas playing second of five home games in six-week span. ... Based on Cowboys coaching film, LB Sean Lee (77 tackles) still team's leading tackler even though he hasn't played last four games since season-ending big toe injury. LB Bruce Carter has 71.

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Machado homers as Orioles beat Rangers 6-5

For well over six seasons, Manny Machado's value to the Baltimore Orioles has been solely his ability to hit and play the field.

All that has changed, now that the Orioles are looking to receive a huge return for their All-Star shortstop in a blockbuster trade.

Machado homered before being removed on a wet day, Adam Jones hit a three-run double and Baltimore rallied past the Texas Rangers 6-5 Sunday.

Machado was taken out of the game in the fifth inning by manager Buck Showalter after a 26-minute rain delay. The move was designed to get their star player off a sloppy field, because the last-place Orioles are entertaining offers for Machado before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

"Obviously there's a different situation going on with Manny. You all know that," Showalter said. "That had a lot to do with it."

Plain and simple, the Orioles can't afford to have Machado get hurt. Now, more than ever.

"A month ago he wouldn't have come out of the game," Showalter acknowledged. "We know that. You know it."

After being replaced by Jace Peterson, Machado sat in the dugout, wearing a sweatshirt and joking with his teammates.

"I don't know why (Showalter) did it or not," Machado said. "He just told me, `I'm going to take you out. You had a good first half and go represent us well in the All-Star Game.'"

Machado is Baltimore's lone representative for Tuesday's showcase. He has spent his entire career in Baltimore, but his contract expires after this season and the Orioles don't appear interested in locking him up with a long-term deal.

"I'm going to the All-Star Game as an Oriole and as a shortstop. It's just always a blessing," Machado said. "I thank God. I thank my family for always supporting me, my teammates, the fans, the organization. I mean it's just been very incredible."

In a matchup between two teams staggering into the break, Texas got a first-inning grand slam from rookie Ronald Guzman but quickly gave the lead away in losing for the seventh time in nine games.

Machado ignited the comeback with his 24th homer, and Jones' bases-clearing double in the third off Mike Minor (6-6) put Baltimore ahead to stay.

"I'll be fine," said Minor, who yielded five earned runs in 2 2/3 innings. "I'll reflect a little bit and then get back to it."

The game ended when Texas pinch-runner Carlos Tocci was thrown out at the plate on a double by Elvis Andrus. Running from first base, Tocci was tagged out by catcher Caleb Joseph following throws by right fielder Mark Trumbo and second baseman Jonathan Schoop.

"Textbook," Showalter said.

Texas manager Jeff Bannister called it a "situation where they had to throw it on line to throw Tocci out. They executed well."

Tanner Scott (1-1), the first of four Baltimore relievers, earned his first big league win.

Zach Britton, another Oriole supposedly on the trading block, worked the ninth for his fourth save, the second in two days.

Texas broke on top when Miguel Castro issued three straight walks and Guzman sent a one-out drive over the right-field wall for his first career grand slam.

It was 4-1 in the third when Joseph hit an RBI double and Jones doubled down the left-field line following a walk to Machado.

Shin-Soo Choo homered in the seventh to get the Rangers to 6-5.

STREAKY

Choo opened the game with a walk, extending to 51 his single-season club record streak of games reaching base via a hit, walk or HBP. ... Texas' Delino DeShields went 0 for 3, stretching his hitless drought to 28 at-bats. ... Jones snapped a 1-for-16 skid with his third-inning double.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: RF Nomar Mazara was given the day off after hurting his hand Saturday night in the outfield.

Orioles: RHP Chris Tillman (back) was set to make his final rehab start Sunday for Triple-A Norfolk. ... INF Steve Wilkerson (oblique) and OF Craig Gentry (rib fracture) likely won't come off the DL before August, Showalter said. ... RHP Andrew Cashner (neck strain) will be activated from the DL on Saturday or Sunday to face Toronto, Showalter said.

UP NEXT

Rangers: The rotation after the All-Star break, beginning Friday against visiting Cleveland: Martin Perez, Bartolo Colon, Cole Hamels, Yovani Gallardo and Minor.

Orioles: After the All-Star break, Dylan Bundy will start at Toronto on Friday night.