Quick Take: Redskins-Cowboys

In Brief

» Last meeting: Marion Barber rushed for 114 yard and a touchdown as the Cowboys knocked off the Redskins, 14-10, on Nov. 16, 2008.
» Streaks: The teams have split their last 10 meetings, but Dallas has a commanding 57-39-2 overall series edge, including the playoffs.
» Last week: Dallas' offense fizzled in Green Bay during a 17-7 loss. ... Washington snapped a four-game losing skid with a 27-17 victory over the Broncos.

Keep your eye on ...Jason Garrett's play-calling: Entering the season, Dallas pledged to rely more heavily on its rushing attack after getting pass happy at times last year. The Cowboys had been doing a decent job of maintaining offensive balance until last week's loss to the Packers, in which they called 44 passing plays to only 14 runs. Look for the Cowboys to keep it on the ground more often against a Redskins team that has the league's top-rated pass defense.

DeMarcus Ware's pass-rushing prowess: After a slow start, Ware has really picked up his game in recent weeks. He didn't tally a sack in his first four outings, but has seven in his last five contests. He will look to feast on Washington, which has allowed the league's third-most sacks (31).

Albert Haynesworth's introduction to this rivalry: The last time Haynesworth faced the Cowboys, he made the regrettable decision to stomp on Andre Gurode's face. That proved to be the turning point in Haynesworth's career, as he cleaned up his act and became a Pro Bowl player. Now he faces Gurode again, as a member of the rival Redskins, providing another subplot for this historic NFC East clash.

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Seven of the last 10 games in this series have been decided by five points or less. ... Redskins RB Ladell Betts has a TD in two straight games. ... Cowboys CB Terence Newman has an interception in seven of his last 10 games against the Redskins.

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