Odds Shark Top Sportsbooks
*Terms and Conditions apply to all bonus offers on this website. Visit operator for details.

Washington Looks to End 5-Game Skid as Home Dog Against Reeling Dallas

Logan Thomas (82) of Washington makes a five-yard touchdown catch against Julian Love (20) of the New York Giants in an NFL game at MetLife Stadium on October 18, 2020, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Washington kicked off its 2020 season with a stunning victory but has gone winless since then heading into Sunday’s divisional showdown with the Dallas Cowboys, who are one of two teams yet to cover the number. The Cowboys were routed 38-10 by the Arizona Cardinals as 1-point home favorites on Monday Night Football, falling to 0-6 against the spread, although they still find themselves leading the NFC East.

Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Football Team
  • Date/Time: October 25, 1 p.m. ET
  • Stadium: FedExField
  • TV Coverage: Fox
  • Opening Odds: Cowboys -3 | O/U 49 (Line History)
  • Cowboys vs Washington Matchup Report

Opening Odds Analysis

How bad is Dallas to go from a 3-point road favorite to a pick’em and even a 1-point underdog within 24 hours at some sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark? Just ask bettors what they think of the Cowboys right now, or the players themselves, and you will probably get similar answers. Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy is reportedly already losing the locker room despite leading a team sitting atop its division. On the other side, Washington is playing hard for head coach Ron Rivera, and that could be the key. But the offensive ineptitude of both teams has also helped the total drop as many as three points.

Dallas News & Notes

What more can be said about the Cowboys following their dismal performance in prime time that most bettors saw, at least for a little while.

New Dallas quarterback Andy Dalton looked like he was a rookie rather than a 10-year veteran while filling in for Dak Prescott, who is out for the rest of the year after a season-ending ankle injury. Dalton completed 34 of 54 passes for 266 yards with two interceptions, and his lone touchdown pass did not come until there were less than three minutes remaining in the game with his team down 31-3.

Granted, Washington is a worse team than Arizona, so this is an easier opponent. But you could make the argument that the Cowboys are just as bad based on recent play.

Washington News & Notes

Washington went for the win last week in a 20-19 road loss to the New York Giants, failing on a two-point conversion rather than attempting to tie the game by kicking an extra point.

“Riverboat Ron” obviously gambled there and was then quoted as saying “the only way you learn to win is to play to win.” The team’s backers were fine with that, though, because it allowed Washington to cover the spread as a 2-point road underdog. If the game had gone to overtime and Washington lost, the cover would have been lost too.

With that ATS win, Washington has covered two of its last three games by a total of 1.5 points, which is mind-boggling to say the least. So nothing should surprise bettors here, even another SU win.

Betting Pick: UNDER 46.5

There are a lot of OVER-whelming betting trends on the other side (pun intended), but these are two brutally bad offensive teams that will have an extremely difficult time scoring enough points in this divisional matchup to make that happen again. Washington has scored only 108 points this season (second-worst in the NFC at 18 per game), and Dallas is nowhere near the same offense with Dalton under center. Go UNDER the total.

Shark Bites
  • The Cowboys are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games.
  • Washington is 2-13 SU in its last 15 home games.
  • The OVER is 8-1 in the past 9 meetings.