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Jerry World has Been More Like Scary World Since Zeke’s Departure

Things are getting dire for the Cowboys and Redskins. They both sit one game below .500 in a division that’s all but locked up by the 10-1 Philadelphia Eagles and it’s looking like it’s going to take at least 10 wins to earn one of the NFC’s wild-card spots, making Thursday’s matchup a virtual must-win.

SHARK BITES
  • The Redskins are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 road games against the Cowboys.
  • The Cowboys are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 divisional home games.
  • The Redskins have posted OVERs in 7 straight divisional road games.

With that said, can the Cowboys win? They opened as a 2.5-point favorite but early money has pushed that line closer to EVEN and I’m a little surprised they’re still laying points at all.

Dallas has been a different, much worse team since the Ezekiel Elliott suspension became official. They’ve been outscored by 70 points in the three games without him and it’s irrational to think they’ll be much better on Thursday.

They’ll still be without Sean Lee in the middle and because of that, the Cowboys will not be able to stop a Redskins offense that has been clicking ever since Jamison Crowder pulled his head out of the sand. He’s been targeted 42 times the last four games, catching 27 of those for 412 yards, and in that span the Redskins are seventh in yards per game.

Crowder plays a very similar game to that of Keenan Allen, a slot receiver who just torched Dallas for 172 yards, and when the D.C. pass-catcher last faced the Cowboys, he reeled in nine passes for 123 yards.

If he does that again and is complemented by another solid performance from running back Samaje Perine, the Redskins are winning and covering this football game easily.

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Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Dallas Cowboys were 2.5-point favorites at oddsmaker shops such as Bovada, while the NFL total was set at 44 for OVER/UNDER totals betting.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas picked a 28-17 win for the Cowboys. Injuries during the week may cause the formula to be re-run, so check the NFL picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Washington Redskins vs Dallas Cowboys Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Dallas bring a 5-6 record (5-6 ATS) to the Week 13 matchup against the 5-6 Washington Redskins, who are 5-6 against the spread. OVER/UNDER betting has seen Dallas go 5-6 so far and the Redskins go 6-4-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Dallas vs Washington injuries news.

The game pits the Cowboys, currently No. 21 in our OddsShark NFL Power Rankings, against the Redskins, who rate No. 16 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Dallas Cowboys' No. 16-ranked offense (22.55 PPG) against a Washington Redskins defense that ranks No. 25 at 25.09 PPG. The Cowboys passing attack has averaged 198.73 yards per game, less than the Redskins give up through the air (234.64 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Redskins own the league's No. 29-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 139 yards per game when on the road. Dallas, on the other hand, rates No. 9 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last gridiron battle, Jamison Crowder did much of the damage, producing 141 receiving yards as Washington beat the Giants 20-10 at FedExField.

Dallas was hammered in its last outing, as the Los Angeles Chargers ran up a 28-6 score against them at AT&T Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games
  • Washington is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 10 games on the road
  • Dallas is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games
  • Dallas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Dallas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Los Angeles, Sunday, December 10
Dallas at New York, Sunday, December 10

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