LANDOVER, Md. (AP) – As the chants of “We want Dallas! We want Dallas!” reverberated through the stadium, it was clear Washington Redskins fans already were looking forward to a Thanksgiving Day showdown against the NFC East-leading Cowboys.
Redskins players were ready to think about what’s ahead, too.
“A quick turnaround week,” Redskins wideout DeSean Jackson said. “Everybody’s focused on this next game coming up. It’s going to be another big one.”
Thursday’s game at Dallas — the current division leader hosting last season’s division champion — would not have been as meaningful had Washington (6-3-1) not won for the sixth time in eight games by beating the Green Bay Packers 42-24 on Sunday night.
“It’s great to be playing the way we’re playing,” Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins said, “and it’s just a matter of doing it again this Thursday against a very good football team.”
Cousins was good as can be against Green Bay (4-6), going 21 of 30 for 375 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions, leading a Redskins offense that produced two 100-yard receivers (Pierre Garcon and Jamison Crowder) and a 100-yard rusher (Robert Kelley) in the same game for the first time in 17 years.
It was Cousins’ 17th career 300-yard day, including the postseason, setting a team record.
“If we can get our guy back there playing like that,” Jackson said, “we’ll be almost unstoppable.”
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