On Deck: Washington Redskins

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On Deck will be here all season to provide you with everything you need to know (and a few things you don't) about every Cowboys game during the 2014 season.

The Opponent: The Redskins are really, really bad. Yet, they somehow handed the Cowboys one of their four losses this season on a night that saw Tony Romo leave the game and return with fractures in his back. Robert Griffin III is back under center after Colt McCoy's season-ending injury, and as bad as he and the Redskins have been this season, he does always have that danger factor that makes him a force to be reckoned with.

Past Meetings: The Cowboys lead the all-time series 63-42-2 with the Redskins taking that last meeting back in October with a 20-17 overtime win in Arlington with McCoy under center.

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Key Matchup: Robert Griffin III vs. Cowboys linebackers — As we mentioned above, Griffin has been bad, but he has the talent to take over a game on any given day with his arm and his legs. That puts pressure on the Cowboys' linebackers, who have been great this season led by Rolando McClain and Anthony Hitchens, to contain him in both the passing and running game.

Who's Hot: Tony Romo continued his incredible run in December on Sunday, completing 18 of his 20 pass attempts for 218 yards and four touchdowns. He now has 10 touchdown passes and no picks in his three December games — a stark contrast from his rough December past. Jason Witten is coming off his best game in a while, catching seven balls for 90 yards and a score. The aforementioned Hitchens had a whale of a game on Sunday, totaling seven tackles and an interception.

The Cowboys have a few folks to think on Sunday in D.C. as the Redskins clinched the NFC East for them by knocking off Philly on Saturday. RG3 didn't throw a touchdown, but he was pretty efficient, going 16-for-23 for 220 yards and one pick. DeSean Jackson had another great game against his former team with four catches for 126 yards, and running back Alfred Morris rushed for 83 yards and a score.

Who's Not: Not much to talk about here with the red-hot Cowboys. Dan Bailey actually missed his only field goal attempt on Sunday, which is unheard of for the normally automatic kicker. So I guess he finds residence here for the week.

The Redskins defense allowed 495 yards of total offense to the Eagles on Saturday, yet somehow still managed to win thanks to a couple of key turnovers. The Cowboys should be in for a big offensive day.

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