After career-high 4 TDs, Redskins QB Kirk Cousins gives game ball to his father

Kirk Cousins had the best game of his career on Sunday-- but its what he did with the ball when the game was over that might have meant most. He gave it to his dad.

The Washington Redskins home game Sunday vs. the New Orleans Saints was the first of the season for Cousins' father, Don, who has been undergoing treatment for cancer. The Redskins quarterback has, up to now, declined to discuss his father's health because he didn't want that to become the story of the season. But it would be hard to ignore the touching moment that took place after the Redskins 47-14 victory.

A CSN Washington camera captured Cousins handing the ball to his dad after the game in the first row of the stands behind the end zone. The two embraced in a long hug.

Cousins' dad's first game was the best of his career. He was 20 of 25 for 324 yards, throwing four touchdowns and no interceptions.

Don Cousins, 58, told the Orlando Sentinel he was diagnosed with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma just as training camp got underway. He has been undergoing treatment since.