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Washington Football Team strong safety Landon Collins (26) knocks the ball of the hands of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton (14) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

First in the East is at stake, but there's little else to connect with rivalry's glory days

- The Washington Times

The NFL's most-storied rivals meet again Thursday when the Cowboys host Washington in a national Thanksgiving showcase at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas (4:30 p.m., Fox). But this year, the battle will be missing the distinct American Indian imagery after Washington retired its "Redskins" moniker over the summer -- just one of the many ways the rivalry is now different.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) is consoled by teammate tight end Drew Sample (89) and other players before being moved off the field after injuring his left knee following a play in the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Al Drago) **FILE**

From Burrow to Prescott, NFL seeing rash of quarterback injuries

- The Washington Times

Through 11 weeks, five starters have landed on injured reserve -- Burrow, Allen, Prescott, New Orleans' Drew Brees and San Francisco's Jimmy Garoppolo. Two others -- the Jets' Sam Darnold and Jacksonville's Garnder Minshew -- have also missed significant time. And Chicago could be without Nick Foles (hip) and Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) this weekend against the Packers.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) shakes hands with Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) as Burrows is carted away off the field during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Landover. Burrows left the game with a left knee injury. (AP Photo/Al Drago)

Joe Burrow's injury changes game as Washington comes back to beat Bengals

- The Washington Times

Just before Joe Burrow was carted off with a serious-looking knee injury, Chase Young went over to check on the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback. Once a teammate of Burrow's at Ohio State, Young had just been part of the collision that knocked the 23-year-old out of the game: In the third quarter, Young tackled Burrow's chest while Jonathan Allen crashed into the quarterback's legs.

Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera watches against the Detroit Lions during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Washington comes to grips with reality as playoff hopes flicker

- The Washington Times

The NFC East's collective awfulness is why Washington, despite dropping two straight, is mathematically still very much alive in the race for the division title. But over the past few weeks, as losses have stacked up, Washington has started to emphasize that talking about winning the division can only go so far.

Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater (5) boots the winning field goal with seconds remaining during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson) **FILE**

Kickers with open range are NFL's new gunslingers

- Associated Press

Week 10 has seen 11 field goals of at least 50 yards, tied with Week 13 of the 2012 season for the most in a single week in an NFL history. That includes Seattle's Jason Myers knocking through a 61-yarder to end the half at the Los Angeles Rams.

Washington Football Team defensive end Chase Young (99) rushes against Detroit Lions tight end Jesse James (83) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Chase Young on game-changing penalty: 'It happens'

- The Washington Times

In Washington's 30-27 loss, Young gave up a game-changing roughing-the-passer penalty with 12 seconds left when he hit Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford after the signal-caller had thrown the ball. The penalty moved the ball to the 50-yard, Detroit hit a nine-yard completion and kicker Matt Prater sunk a 59-yarder as time expired.

Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith (11) passes against the Detroit Lions in the second half during an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

Alex Smith's arm can't top Prater's leg

- The Washington Times

Making his first start in two years, Smith passed for almost 400 yards and survived a blitz-happy Lions defense to erase a 21-point deficit and tie the score, twice. But with 16 seconds left, Matt Stafford put together just enough of a drive to get Prater, who holds the record for the NFL's longest kick, into field goal range.

Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith (11) plays against the Detroit Lions during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Alex Smith throws for 300 yards in consecutive weeks for first time in career

- The Washington Times

A 27-yard completion to Logan Thomas pushed Alex Smith over the 300-yard mark, the first time Smith has thrown 300-plus yards in consecutive weeks during his career. The 36-year-old quarterback entered late in the first quarter last week against the Giants once Kyle Allen departed with a dislocated ankle, and he nearly led a comeback.

Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith (11) in action during an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Daniel Kucin Jr.)

Smith, Rivera share power of positivity with Walter Reed vets

- The Washington Times

During his recovery, Alex Smith's leg injury was considered so severe that he was granted special access to visit the Center for the Intrepid -- a military facility in San Antonio, Texas usually reserved for those with combat wounds. The Washington quarterback took three trips to the center after gaining clearance from the office of the secretary of defense to receive treatment.

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) hands the ball off to running back Wayne Gallman (22) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Early into his career, Daniel Jones has Washington's number

- The Washington Times

To understand the letdown that Washington suffered defensively Sunday, realize this about New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones: In the second year of his career, the Duke product is just 5-17 as a starter. Four of those wins have come against Washington.

Washington Football Team wide receiver Steven Sims (15) warms up before playing the Cleveland Browns in a NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Sims makes return for Washington after toe injury

- The Washington Times

Veteran Dontrelle Inman was among the team's inactives with a hamstring injury, while wideout Steven Sims will be active for the first time since Week 3. Washington activated Sims, who had missed the past four games with a toe injury, off injured reserve on Saturday.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) scrambles against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Steelers top mistake-prone Jackson, Ravens

- The Washington Times

The Baltimore Ravens had a couple of chances to win Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, including the final play, an unsuccessful throw into the end zone in hopes of a miracle.

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SLIDESHOW: A Decade of Bruce Allen

SLIDESHOW: A Decade of Bruce Allen

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A year-by-year timeline of the Washington Redskins' most memorable gaffes and shortcomings of the 2010s, marking the 10-year anniversary of the hiring of team president and former general manager Bruce Allen.