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Redskins vs. Cowboys Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, analysis, video

Redskins vs. Cowboys Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, analysis, video

Today is the day.

It's Thanksgiving, which means it's time  to settle the score once again with Redskins vs. Cowboys.

Arguably the fiercest rivalry in NFL history is back on Thanksgiving for just the seventh time and the first time since 2012.

The Redskins (6-3-1) head to Dallas fresh off a huge Sunday night victory over the Packers and look to win their third in a row. But they take on the NFL's hottest team in the Cowboys (9-1), thanks to the emergence of rookies Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott.

The two teams met in Week 2, with the Cowboys emerging victorious with a 27-23 victory. But the Redskins have won six of the eight games since Week 2, and look to be clicking on all cylinders. But the same could be said for the Cowboys, having won nine in a row since a Week 1 loss to the Giants.

Will the Thanksgiving showdown provide another memorable highlight reel performance from the Redskins, looking to even the season score? Will the Cowboys grab a stranglehold of the NFC East with a convincing victory?

Redskins vs. Cowboys kicks off at 4:30 p.m. ET on FOX, with Redskins Kickoff getting started at 3:30 p.m. ET on CSN Mid-Atlantic. (Channel Finder)

CSN Mid-Atlantic is here to provide you with the latest live updates, scores, highlights, stats and analysis from the Thanksgiving day game between the Redskins and Cowboys.



7:38 p.m.: This one ain't over just yet. Cousins drives the length of the field and hits Reed for a second touchdown to make it 31-26. Can the Redskins recover the onsides kick?

7:22 p.m.: Cowboys come back once again. After the Redskins tried (and failed) on an onsides kick, Dallas gets another touchdown, this time on a run from Elliot. It's 31-19. 

7:10 p.m.: And they respond! Cousins hits a wiiiiide open DeSean Jackson for 67 yards to make it 24-18 with 9:22 left. 

7:05 p.m.: After the Redskins scored a touchdown to make it 17-12, the Cowboys respond with a touchdown of their own as Prescott runs it in. It's 25-12 Dallas. 


6:50 p.m.: The Redskins are driving again after Jordan Reed's ridiculous catch near the end of the third quarter. They're in the red zone again, can they finally cash in? 

6:28 p.m.: Jordan Reed has returned to the field after an apparent shoulder injury. 


5:58 p.m.: Another botched red zone trip means the Redskins have to again settle for a field goal. It's 17-6 Cowboys at halftime. 

5:47 p.m.: More Dak, more problems. The Cowboys go up 17-3 on a Prescott touchdown pass to Terrance Williams. Redskins are in a bit of trouble.  

5:43 p.m.: We're thinking the sun might be a problem, you guys. 

5:31 p.m.: Dez Bryant has caught a few passes against Josh Norman. This'll be the matchup to watch today. 

5:26 p.m.: Bad news for Jordan Reed. 

5:16 p.m.: Dustin Hopkins hits a short field goal inside the red zone to put the Redskins on the board. It's 7-3 Dallas early in the second quarter. 

5:15 p.m.: Uh oh. Tight end Jordan Reed was down for a while after he fell hard on his shoulder. He was able to get up on his, but he's headed to the locker room. We'll keep you updated on his situation. 


5:02 p.m.: Chris Baker got a big tackle for a loss of Elliot, so you know he had to mimic the rookie's trademark celebration. 

4:42 p.m.: Oh boy, that was entirely too easy. Cowboys drive the length of the field on their opening drive, finishing it off with a Ezekiel Elliot touchdown to make it 7-0 Dallas. 


3:15 p.m.: Here's something you may not know: Since taking over as the starting RB three weeks ago, Robert Kelley has outpaced Ezekiel Elliott in rushing yards. Kelley has 321 yards and 4 touchdowns on 67 carries. Elliott has 303 yards and 4 touchdowns on 64 carries. 

3:10 p.m.: It's a familiar affair in Dallas for the Kerrigan bunch. 

2:55 p.m.: The Redskins officially announced their list of inactives for today's game. All the regulars are good to go. 

1:30 p.m.: If you we're hoping the Redskins would be wearing #ColorRush uniforms today, you're not in luck. But, they're going with white jerseys and burgundy pants, a tasty combo.

12:45 p.m.: So the NFL Network gave their predictions for the #WASvsDAL game today. They think the Cowboys have a better QB, RB, WR and Defense than the Redskins. I don't think that is entirely accurate. 

12:22 p.m.: Like I mentioned earlier, we sent JP Finlay and Rich Tandler to Dallas for the game. JP had some fun dressing up like a cowboy. A bit too much fun. 

12:00 p.m.: But since the theme of the day is "giving Thanks" we examined the top three things the Redskins — and its fans — should be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

11:55 a.m.: Redskins vs. Cowboys is more than just a Thanksgiving day game. Today is about more than just a rivalry. Here are the five things you need to know about today's big game. 

11:50 a.m.: Since it is Thanksgiving, and everyone has an opinion on food, we decided to open things up for you to weigh in. But be warned, your food takes are bad and my food takes are good. Hate to break it to you all. 

11:45 a.m.: We sent our CSN Insiders JP Finlay and Rich Tandler down to the Lone Star State for the big game in Big D today. Give them a follow on Twitter and be sure to follow our CSN Redskins account as well. 

11:40 a.m.: Happy Thanksgiving, everyone and welcome to the live blog for Redskins vs. Cowboys. As always, I — Troy Machir — am your tour guide for the game thread of stats, highlights and analysis

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15 final thoughts on what could be the wildest NFL Draft in quite some time

15 final thoughts on what could be the wildest NFL Draft in quite some time

The Redskins hold the 15th pick in the first round of the NFL Draft, and after a flurry of rumors and speculation about what might happen on Wednesday, we're going to keep this simple. 

Multiple talent evaluators have told NBC Sports Washington that this will be the wildest draft in recent memory. There is no consensus what happens with the first pick, no consensus on the QB rankings after Kyler Murray, and the scene looks set for a lot of trades. 

Since the first round projects to be so volatile, and because the Redskins don't pick until nearly midway through, here are 15 thoughts about Thursday night.

  1. Kyler Murray will go first overall to Arizona.
  2. The Redskins will not trade up into the Top 3.
  3. The Redskins will not trade up into the Top 5.
  4. Drew Lock will be the next QB off the board.
  5. There could be a Laremy Tunsil type of situation.
  6. Either Miami or Cincinnati will take a quarterback.
  7. Boston College guard Chris Lindstrom goes in the top half of the draft.
  8. Montez Sweat could slide in this draft, and it might not just be about medicals.
  9. The injury issue will impact Rashan Gary.
  10. The Redskins will take a defensive player with the 15th pick.
  11. Nobody knows what the Giants will do, and they like that. 
  12. Four QBs will get drafted in the first round.
  13. Five QBs might get taken in the first round. 
  14. The Redskins will not take a wide receiver in the first round. 
  15. Don't close the door on Josh Rosen landing in the NFC East.

These are thoughts. Not necessarily predictions, but much effort has been exerted in obtaining the information that went into these ideas. 

Stay. Tuned. It's going to be wild. 


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2019 NFL Mock Draft: Final version sends Dwayne Haskins to Redskins

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2019 NFL Mock Draft: Final version sends Dwayne Haskins to Redskins

We can stop the mockery.

Here is the final version of the NBC Sports Washington 2019 NFL Mock Draft. No fluff, just the straight list as we project specific marriages of teams and prospects through two rounds plus additional Day 2 selections for the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens.

For those that have been following along for the previous (gulp) 21 versions, you may notice several changes starting with the Raiders at four and including the Redskins at 15 and 46. I’ve been doing mock drafts for many years now and this is easily among the wildest. There’s always the misinformation game. The uncertainty with the quarterbacks and the large of tier talent in the 16-50 range made such projections challenging.

Anyway, thanks for the coming along for the ride over these many months. Check out all of NFL Draft coverage starting with Thursday’s first round.

First round

1             Arizona Cardinals -- Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

2             San Francisco 49ers -- Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State

3             New York Jets -- Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama

4             Oakland Raiders -- Ed Oliver, DT, Houston

5             Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Devin White, LB, LSU

6             New York Giants -- Josh Allen, OLB, Kentucky

7             Jacksonville Jaguars -- Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida

8             Detroit Lions -- T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa

9             Buffalo Bills -- Christian Wilkins, DL, Clemson

10           Denver Broncos -- Devin Bush, ILB, Michigan

11           Cincinnati Bengals -- Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

12           Green Bay Packers -- Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama

13           Miami Dolphins  -- Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State

14           Atlanta Falcons -- Chris Lindstrom, G, Boston College

15           Washington Redskins -- Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

16           Carolina Panthers -- Brian Burns, DE, Florida State

17           NY Giants (via Cleveland) -- Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

18           Minnesota Vikings -- Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State

19           Tennessee Titans -- Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson

20           Pittsburgh Steelers -- Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

21           Seattle Seahawks -- Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson

22           Baltimore Ravens -- Garrett Bradbury, C, NC State

23           Houston Texans -- Cody Ford, G/T, Oklahoma

24           Oakland Raiders (from CHI) -- Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

25           Philadelphia Eagles -- Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State

26           Indianapolis Colts -- Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi St.

27           Oakland Raiders (from DAL) – Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

28           Los Angeles Chargers -- Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame

29           Seattle Seahawks (via KC) -- Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma

30           Green Bay Packers (via NO) -- Noah Fant, TE, Iowa

31           Los Angeles Rams -- Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan

32           New England Patriots -- Darnell Savage, S, Maryland

 Second round                

33           Arizona -- A.J. Brown, WR, Mississippi

34           Indianapolis (via NY Jets) -- D.K. Metcalf, WR, Mississippi

35           Oakland -- Irv Smith, TE, Alabama

36           San Francisco -- Erik McCoy, C, Texas A&M

37           NY Giants -- Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State

38           Jacksonville -- Jaylon Ferguson, DE, La. Tech

39           Tampa Bay -- Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple

40           Buffalo  -- DeAndre Baker, CB, Georgia

41           Denver  -- N'Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State 

42           Cincinnati -- Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington

43           Detroit  -- Juan Thornhill, CB, Virginia

44           Green Bay -- Nassir Adderley, S, Delaware

45           Atlanta  -- L.J Collier, DE, TCU

46           Washington -- J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford

47           Carolina -- Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State

48           Miami -- Will Grier, QB, West Virginia

49           Cleveland -- Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State

50           Minnesota -- Dre'Mont Jones, DE/DT, Ohio State

51           Tennessee -- Chase Winovich, DE, Michigan

52           Pittsburgh -- Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina

53           Philadelphia (via Baltimore) -- Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State

54           Houston (via Seattle) -- Taylor Rapp, SS, Washington

55           Houston -- Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State

56           New England (via Chicago) -- Ryan Finley, QB, NC State

57           Philadelphia -- David Long, CB, Michigan

58           Dallas -- Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida

59           Indianapolis -- Gerald Willis, DT, Miami

60           LA Chargers -- Jarrett Stidham, QB, Auburn

61           Kansas City -- Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State

62           New Orleans -- Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi State

63           Kansas City (via LA Rams) -- Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame

64           New England -- Kahale Warring, TE, San Diego State

77           Washington -- Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama

86           Baltimore – Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia

97           Washington -- Dru Samia, G, Oklahoma

103        Baltimore -- Terrill Hanks, ILB, New Mexico State

Now, here's a bunch of stuff I'm hearing about the draft and insight into why I made some of these picks. Let's start with the Redskins selecting Haskins.

  •  I produced 15 mocks in 2019. The breakdown of players I selected at 15: Montez Sweat (6), Brian Burns (4), Devin Bush (3), Clelin Ferrell (1), Dwayne Haskins (1). That's 14 defensive players with 11 edge rushers. The lone offensive player came in the final mock. Why the flip? There's a combination of factors.
  • Among them, the idea of the Redskins regaining off-season champ status gained steam Wednesday with various reports. While I don't buy the idea of the Redskins trading up in any significant way, I do believe there's a good chance either Haskins or Drew Lock slips to 15 if the Broncos (10) or Bengals (11) pass on a quarterback. At that point, it's not hard imagining the bigger picture winning a tiebreaker between a passer and a pass rusher like Brian Burns, who was my selection in four of the five previous mocks.
  • One source told NBC Sports Washington that the Redskins have spoken with teams in the top 10 about moving up. Not really buying that, however. The Redskins have numerous needs and need all the draft capital possible. There is a good chance one of the top four quarterbacks is available at 15. There's been reported and sourced mentions of interest in Haskins and Jones. I haven't heard much if anything about Lock to Washington.
  • It's worth noting that the interest in West Virginia quarterback Will Grier existed at least as of Monday, according to sources. If the Redskins wait, he could be a target.
  • Skipping a pass rusher at 15 is risky because of the limited options on Day 2 and beyond. Michigan's  Chase Winovich and Georgia's D'Andre Walker are Day 2 options.
  • While I firmly believe the Redskins must add pass rush help and believe they think the same, I went with a red-zone receiving threat in the second. Arcega-Whiteside offers good size and a go-to target around the goal line. It's possible he slips beyond 46 and into the third based on some league sources, but the Redskins need his element. Paul Richardson (fractured clavicle), I'm told, might not even be ready for the start of training camp and it's not like this group is loaded with proven pieces.
  • The buzz with Josh Rosen remains quiet for now, but surely roars should the Cardinals select, as long-rumored, Kyler Murray.  If a trade occurs look for teams in 22-32 range to make a move on Rosen's cheap contract. One source thinks the Patriots get interested and use the 32nd overall pick.
  • Maryland safety Darnell Savage Jr. lands in round one. At least that's where the momentum is. He is expected to be an option for the Redskins if they trade down from 15. The Colts, Patriots, Chargers and Raiders are other likely landing spots late in the first.
  • Oklahoma offensive lineman Cody Ford's draft ceiling is 11 to the Bengals. Should he drop from there, several other teams remain possible, but the OL-needy Vikings did not get the warm fuzzies from the pre-draft meeting, per source.
  • Staying with the OL, at least one NFL team has Boston College guard Chris Lindstrom inside the top 15 of their 2019 Big Board. The Falcons are interested in Clemson DT Christian Wilkins, but Lindstrom might become Plan B.
  • Mississippi State DT Jeffery Simmons is one of the true wild cards since the top-5 talent comes with a torn knee ligament and off-the-field concerns. Simmons is expected to hear his name called in the first with the Eagles and Colts among the likely landing spots.
  • One potential regret: Sticking with Notre Dame DT Jerry Tillery in the first over Temple CB Rock Ya-Sin. Tillery, an inconsistent but impressive talent, feels a like a slider into Day 2, but he's been my selection for the Chargers throughout the draft process.
  • Speaking of the corners, it feels like LSU's Greedy Williams and Georgia's DeAndre Baker are dropping some while Ya-Sin's projection moves into the first.
  • Michigan CB David Long's ceiling is now the 30s, per source, though his public big board status typically falls into round  3.