Cousins entered Week 17 with 3,990 passing yards, behind both Brad Johnson and Jay Schroeder for the Redskins’ single-season record. Cousins passed Schroeder for the No. 1 spot with his 120th yard against the Cowboys.
Cousins began 2015 as Washington’s starter, eclipsing Robert Griffin III, whom the team selected No. 2 overall the same draft as Cousins was picked in the fourth round. Entering the Redskins’ regular season finale, Cousins had a quarterback rating of 99.2, completing nearly 70% of his passes with 26 touchdowns.
The Redskins, led by Cousins, will enter the playoffs as the NFC East champions.