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Redskins vs Cowboys Betting Matchup Report

Dallas Cowboys Washington Redskins
7-7 December 22, 2013, 01:00 | FedExField 3-11

Teams blow leads in the NFL all the time, but few teams do it as gloriously as do the Dallas Cowboys.

Coming off an almost soul-crushing defeat the Pokes will try to pick up the pieces and stay alive in the NFC East race when they visit Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins Sunday.

Dallas led Green Bay Sunday 26-3 at the half and 36-24 with five minutes to go, but Tony Romo (as you might have heard) threw a crucial interception that helped the Packers steal a stunning 37-36 come-from-behind victory.

The loss kept the Cowboys from forging a tie atop the NFC East with Philadelphia, which had lost at Minnesota earlier in the day.

The Redskins, meanwhile, lost their first game with Cousins at quarterback in place of RG III, 27-26 at Atlanta Sunday on a failed 2-point conversion with less than a minute to go. Still, as five-point underdogs the 'Skins covered the spread for the first time in six weeks.

As of early this week Dallas was favored by a field goal at 5Dimes for this NFC East rivalry battle.

The Redskins sport a record of 3-11 and 4-10 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Cowboys sit at 7-7 and 8-6 ATS on the season. The over under records are 8-6 for the Redskins and 9-5 for the Cowboys.

View Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Redskins Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Redskins in this one found them as 3.5-point underdogs earlier in the week at 5Dimes, while the total was sitting at 53.

The game pits the Redskins, currently No. 29 in our OddsShark NFL Power Rankings, against the Cowboys, who rate No. 20 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 26-17 victory for the Cowboys.

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In their last action, Dallas was a 37-36 loser at home against the Packers. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (73) was profitable news for OVER bettors. In their last game, the Redskins got 3 passing scores out of Kirk Cousins, but lost 27-26 to the Falcons on Sunday at Georgia Dome.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 23-ranked offense (21.79 PPG) against a Cowboys defense that ranks No. 26 at 27.5 PPG. The Redskins passing attack has averaged 242.43 yards per game, less than the Cowboys give up through the air (297.36 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Cowboys own the league's No. 31-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 149.43 yards per game when on the road. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 10 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Cowboys at Redskins trends to consider:
Dallas is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games
Dallas is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games on the road
Washington is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games
Washington is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Dallas home to Philadelphia, Sunday, December 29th
Washington at New York, Sunday, December 29th