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Redskins-Cowboys Live Updates: Week 2 score, highlights, stats, analysis

Redskins-Cowboys Live Updates: Week 2 score, highlights, stats, analysis

Week 2 of the 2019 NFL regular season is here, which means it's time for another edition of Redskins vs. Cowboys.

FedEx Field plays host to the first meeting of the season between the bitter NFC East rivals, and although it's still early, it's incredibly important.

The Redskins enter the rivalry game 0-1 following a 32-27 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1. The Cowboys enter 1-0 having beaten the New York Giants 35-17 in Week 1. With two NFC East games in the first two weeks, no team can afford to start 0-2. A loss against the Cowboys today will do just that for the Redskins.

To make matters worse, Washington will be without cornerback Quinton Dunbar, who was a late scratch. That will mean a lot of Josh Norman, which could be a good thing or a bad thing. Norman was on the wrong end of two big touchdowns to DeSean Jackson in Week 1. Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, Randall Cobb and Jason Witten will look to feast on Norman and the rest of a banged-up secondary.

The Week 2 game between the Redskins and Cowboys is set to kick off at 1 p.m. ET on FOX.

But the action begins at Noon with Redskins Kickoff Live on NBC Sports Washington and the MyTeams App. (Channel Finder)

Follow along below for our running live blog of the Redskins-Cowboys.


3:35 PM: And there go the fans. Yikes.

3:30 PM: The Cowboys find the end zone again thanks to a two-yard Ezekiel Elliott run. It capped a 10-play, 54-yard drive. It was the shortest scoring dive the Cowboys have had all game. 31-14 with five minutes to go.

3:19 PM: A huge missed opportunity for the Redskins. Keenum, facing pressure, checked down to a quick slant, but didn't even see Paul Richardson get behind the entire secondary. If Keenum throws it at least 25 yards, it's a touchdown.

3:00 PM: The Redskins respond with an impressive drive that ends with a 9-yard touchdown pass from Keenum to Richardson.  11 plays, 75 yards and 5:28 off the clock. Of note: Morgan Moses limped off the field. That is something to monitor.

2:50 PM: If you're wondering where Montae Nicholson was on that TD play, he's now questionable for return with a foot injury. Ugh.

2:45 PM: Prescott to Amari Cooper touchdown caps another long drive for the Cowboys. The Redskins have given up 21 unanswered points, a concerning trend we saw in Week 1.

2:22 PM: With time running down in the first half, Prescott finds Jason Witten in the end zone for a goalline touchdown. The Cowboys will enter the locker room with a 14-7 lead and will start the second half with the ball.

2:15 PM: Prescott fakes a handoff and scampers up the field for a huge, 45-yard run, dragging Josh Norman for the final few yards. This has been a horrible start for the high-profile cornerback.

2:10 PM: The Redskins give the ball back after an offensive series that went nowhere. The Cowboys are going right at Josh Norman. Prescott launches a pass to Michael Gallup, who turns Norman around twice, but is unable to haul it in. That could have been backbreaking.

2:03 PM: The Cowboys catch the Redskins sleeping with a play-action pass from Prescott to Devin Smith for a 52-yard touchdown. It's Smith's first catch since the 2016 season. Josh Norman was on the coverage, and for the second straight week, got burned on the route. But to be fair, Norman was expecting help over the top and it never arrived. 

1:40 PM: Adrian Peterson finds the end zone on a goal-line run out of the I-formation. With the score, Peterson takes sole possession of fifth place, above Jim Brown, on the all-time rushing touchdowns list. Many people may not want to hear it, but Jay Gruden is calling a great game thus far.

1:35 PM: The Redskins are going with a healthy dose of .... Steven Sims jet sweeps. The undrafted free agent out of Kansas has been used in a few gadget sets, all going for positive yards. There's a reason he was so highly regarded in training camp.

1:25 PM: INTERCEPTION! Daron Payne gets to Dak Prescott, who just gets the pass of in time but throws it well behind Randall Cobb. The pass is deflected and Montae Nicholson is there to catch the ball and picks up 22 yards on the return. That's the Redskins' first forced turnover of the season.

1:20 PM: The Redskins and Cowboys trade possessions without doing much in the way of offense. The Redskins' second possession ends the same way as their first, with a Tress Way punt. He puts the ball inside the 20-yard-line, which is what Tress Way does. He's now the Redskins franchise leader in punts inside the 20 with 135.

1:04 PM: It's time for kickoff. The Redskins are in burgundy pants with white jerseys. The Cowboys are in silver pants and navy blue jerseys. The Redskins will get the football first. Let's football.

12:45 PM: As we all expected, there are a lot of Cowboys fans at FedEx Field. We sent Pete Hailey out into the parking lot to test them on being a Cowboys fan.

12:30 PM: Josh Norman is hyped and ready for Week 2. He will need to be ready, because Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and Randall Cobb are expecting to do big things against a Redskins' secondary that struggled to keep up with the Eagles in the second half of Week 1. 

12:10 PM: The inactive list is out for today's game. Quinton Dunbar is a late scratch. Read more about it here.

12:00 PM: Hi folks, and welcome to NBC Sports Washington's live blog of Redskins vs. Cowboys in Week 2 of the 2019 NFL season. Our JP FinlayPete Hailey and Ethan Cadeaux are on-site at FedEx Field. If you don't already follow them, do so now.



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Derrius Guice out for Week 15 vs. Eagles as he awaits MRI results

Derrius Guice out for Week 15 vs. Eagles as he awaits MRI results

The injuries just keep coming for Derrius Guice.

The second-year running back will miss the Redskins Week 15 contest against Philadelphia after suffering a left knee injury against Green Bay, interim head coach Bill Callahan announced on Monday. The injury is on the same knee that Guice tore his ACL in just a year ago that caused him to miss the entire 2018 season.

The severity of the injury is still unclear. Guice underwent an MRI on his knee earlier on Monday. The team is still waiting for the results.

Guice missed eight weeks earlier this season after tearing the meniscus in his right knee during the Redskins Week 1 loss in Philadelphia. He was placed on injured reserve and returned in Week 11.

Entering Sunday's contest, Guice was coming off the best game of his young career. In Week 13, the second-year veteran ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 carries in the Redskins' victory over Carolina.

Guice seemed on his way to another big game in Green Bay before getting hurt. He finished with 42 yards on just five carries, including a 23-yard run, the play he suffered the injury on.

The LSU product has shown flashes of how good he can be, but injuries keep occurring for Guice. He's played in five NFL games in his two-year career and been forced to leave the game early in three of those.

Whether the injuries are just a series of bad luck or not, the Redskins need Guice to stay healthy.


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    2020 NFL Mock Draft 7.0: College football's elite well represented

    2020 NFL Mock Draft 7.0: College football's elite well represented

    The College Football Playoff committee announced the four schools selected for this playoff, and each program is full of NFL talent.

    So it's not a shock to anyone that in our latest mock draft, LSU, Clemson, Ohio State and Oklahoma all have multiple players projected to go in the first round.


    LSU, the No. 1 seed in the playoff, also has on its roster the likely Heisman Trophy winner and consensus No. 1 overall pick in quarterback Joe Burrow. The Tigers have multiple players in their secondary expected to go in the first round, such as safety Grant Delpit and cornerback Kristian Fulton. Where will they end up?

    While Burrow may be the consensus top pick, Ohio State has whom many consider to be the best player in the draft in edge rusher Chase Young. Could he be an option for the Redskins at No. 3, where they would select if the season ended today, or will he be off the draft board by then? 

    The Buckeyes defense is a lot more than just Young. Cornerback Jeffrey Okudah is widely considered the top cornerback in this year's class, and safety Jordan Fuller would likely be a first-round pick in past years.

    Clemson's offense deserves a lot of credit, but perhaps their best NFL prospect comes from the defensive side of the ball in linebacker Isaiah Simmons. He has the ability to go after the quarterback, but also make plays in coverage and is all over the field.

    A little undersized, Simmons will be an impact player for any team right away. Where does he land?


    Oklahoma has had the NFL's No. 1 overall pick the past two seasons in quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray. While Jalen Hurts has had a spectacular season, he's not the prospect either one of those signal-callers was.

    However, the Sooners do arguably have the best wide receiver in the draft in CeeDee Lamb. In a deep wide receiver class, can Lamb jump over Alabama's Jerry Jeudy or Clemson's Tee Higgins to be the first receiver selected?

    The 2019 College Football Playoff will be without Alabama for the first time in history. Although the Crimson Tide won't compete for a National Championship, the amount of NFL talent they have on their roster is impossible to ignore.

    In our latest Mock Draft, the Crimson Tide have nine (!!) first-round selections, by far the most of any school. 

    A lot can change between now and April, but college football's elite programs are expected to dominate the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.