Dallas' offense, in particular, woke up from an early-season slumber to produce 206 yards rushing and 378 total yards of offense to provide a much-needed jolt in the right direction.
Elliott hopes he and his teammates put a stop to that development in Week 7.
"I think it's absolutely mandatory that we do," Elliott said. "That's our focus this week is going into this game, having great communication and starting fast, putting points on the board."
The schedule sets up well for the Cowboys' desire to build momentum before a Week 8 bye when considering the opponent.
While they are away from home, the Cowboys own a 70-44-2 all-time record in the regular-season series against Washington and have won four straight games against their divisional rival.
Elliott has also enjoyed success on his career against Washington, totaling 330 yards rushing and five touchdowns on 74 carries in three games.