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Cowboys' Run Game Could do Special Things Sunday

The Washington Redskins continued their trend of being washed up at home on Monday nights but will get a chance to bring their home record even with a win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday afternoon.

  • The Cowboys are 0-9 SU in their last nine games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
  • The Cowboys are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games against the Redskins.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Cowboys' last seven games against the Redskins.

The Redskins went into their Monday night matchup with the Steelers as 2.5-point underdogs but were thoroughly throttled 38-16 by a team many believe has legitimate hopes of making a Super Bowl run this year. It became clear by the third quarter that Washington’s defense was not going to stop the trifecta of Big Ben, DeAngelo Williams and Antonio Brown. The Redskins could find themselves in trouble once again in Week 2 as they face a Cowboys team that can run the ball with the best of them.

Speaking of Dallas, they ran for the fourth-most yards in Week 1 but could do some serious damage against a Washington front seven that gave up 147 rushing yards in their first game and that was the worst in defending the run on first down just one year ago. Dak Prescott looked capable in his first start for the Cowboys but was tentative when it came to throwing the ball down the field. Dallas’ No 1. receiver Dez Bryant was thrown the ball just five times on Sunday and made only one catch.

The passing game will have to improve if the Cowboys want to cover the spread for just the third time in eight games away from AT&T Stadium.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks, including Bovada, had set the Washington Redskins as -3.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was hovering around 44.5 earlier in the week (check for the current over-under lines at MyBookie).

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 28-17 result in favor of the Redskins on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Redskins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Dallas Cowboys will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Sunday, as they are 0-0-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Washington Redskins are 0-1 ATS. Dallas is 0-1 against the over under total, while Washington is 1-0 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Dallas injuries news.

The Washington Redskins sit at No. 15 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Dallas Cowboys are at No. 28 on that chart.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Cowboys were Week 1 losers coming out on the wrong end of 20-19 score against New York.

Kirk Cousins's 329-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Pittsburgh earned a 38-16 win over Washington on Monday at FedExField.

Betting Trends
  • Dallas is 0-3-2 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Dallas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games
  • Dallas is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Washington is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games
  • Washington is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas home to Chicago, Sunday, September 25th
Washington at New York, Sunday, September 25th