Cowboys vs. Redskins Betting Odds
The Washington Redskins have covered the spread in the last six meetings against the Dallas Cowboys, but find themselves in the underdog role heading into Sunday night’s showdown at Cowboys Stadium.
The Cowboys are 5-15 against the spread in their last 20 home games.
Dallas opened as a 3.5-point favorite over its NFC East rivals. The Cowboys are coming off a hard-fought and high-scoring 51-48 loss to the Denver Broncos. The Redskins are coming off a bye.
The Redskins are just 1-4 against the spread after a bye over the last five seasons. That lone cover did come last year, though, against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Washington won both meetings with Dallas last season: 28-18 in Washington and 38-31 in Dallas. And they are 6-0 ATS in six seasons here and 11-2 ATS in 13 meetings overall. Throw in their 6-1 ATS mark in 7 recent games vs division foes and the fact Dallas has struggled in the same situation (1-7 ATS past 8 at home vs divisional opponents) and you have a recipe for an upset, in spite of what the computer says.
The Redskins will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 1-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cowboys are 4-1 ATS. Washington is 2-2 against the total, while Dallas is 3-2 versus the number.
The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 11-rated Redskins taking on the No. 12-rated Cowboys in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 28-20 win for the Cowboys on Sunday.
The Redskins were a 24-14 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Raiders. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (38) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Redskins grabbed a Week 4 victory over the Raiders in their last game, winning 24-14 at O.co Coliseum. Dallas comes off a game where it received a 5-TD performance from Tony Romo in a losing cause against the Broncos, a 51-48 final.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 30.4 PPG, against a Redskins defense that ranks No. 27 this week at 28 PPG. The Cowboys aerial game is averaging 285 yards per game, less than the Redskins secondary allows through the air, 298.25 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Redskins feature the league's No. 14-rated road run defense, allowing 113 yards per game. Dallas, meanwhile, ranks No. 17 in rushing offense at home.
A few Redskins at Cowboys trends to consider:
Washington is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Washington is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Dallas is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Dallas is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games
Dallas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Washington at Chicago, Sunday, October 20th
Dallas at Philadelphia, Sunday, October 20th