Spread: Cowboys by 8
Money line: Redskins +285.0; Cowboys -370.37
The last time these two teams met (Week 7; Redskins won, 20-17), the Cowboys looked like a ship taking on water and going down. Washington, on the other hand, was 5-2, in command of the division, and were quietly looking like a potential contender.
But as their Thanksgiving Day game fast approaches, they are headed in drastically different directions.
Dallas will enter the game on a two-game winning streak. During the mini-streak, Dak Prescott has been doing enough in the passing game, Ezekiel Elliot has been running wild, and the defence has been playing exceptionally well.
But the Redskins kept Elliot in check last time (33 yards rushing). Can they do it again?
They will have to if they are going to have a shot at winning. The Redskins offence has been decimated by Injuries this season and was hit with another last week– quarterback, Alex Smith.
However, Colt McCoy is experienced and has beaten the Cowboys in Dallas before. He nearly engineered a come-from-behind win against the Texans in relief of Smith. If he can perform against a tough Texans defence, maybe he’ll be fine against a tough Cowboys defence.
So—who’s going to win?
The Cowboys will probably try to take away Adrian Peterson and force the Redskins to lean on McCoy. Washington still has a tough defence and Prescott will have to be much better than he was back in Week Seven. But if Elliot can run like he has been, the Cowboys will win.
So, take Dallas to win over Washington. But don’t expect the game to be a blowout. Washington will win against the spread. As for the over/under—these offences are capable of hitting the over.
*odds via Betway.com