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Cowboys Host Redskins in Must Win Game for Both

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Cowboys and Skins Both Two Games out of Wild-Card

The Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys meet on Thursday Night Football at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. NFL Network and NBC will have your coverage at 8:25 pm EST.

Both teams are two games out of the last playoff spot that the Atlanta Falcons hold. The problem is that Arizona and Green Bay hold identical 5-6 records and the Lions are 6-5. Then the Seahawks are tied with the Falcons at 7-4 for the final spot. Atlanta holds the head to head tiebreaker over the ‘Hawks.

Oddsmakers opened the Cowboys as -2.5-point favorites versus the Redskins, while the game’s total opened at 44. The line now has the Skins’ as 1.5-point favorites. The total has climbed to 47.

Cowboys Have to be More Consistent

Dallas lost its last outing, a 28-6 result against the Los Angeles Chargers on November 23. The Cowboys failed to cover in that game as a +1-point underdog, while the 34 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Ezekiel Elliott rushed for a season-high 150 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the early season Cowboys win. He led the Cowboys in a 33-19 victory.  Elliott was fueling the Dallas offense in the win over Washington the way he did for much of the 2016 season. The Cowboys won the NFC East last season.

Elliott is now three contests into a six-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal-conduct policy. The Cowboys are 0-3.

Elliott’s replacement is former Redskin Alfred Morris. He is averaging 5.8 yards per carry. Morris is averaging just over 12 carries per game and hasn’t topped 100 yards without Elliott in the lineup.

Factors outside of Morris’ ability have limited the running back. The Cowboys have found themselves playing from behind a lot of the time. Dallas’ deficits can be partially attributed to the absence of linebacker Sean Lee. He left the Atlanta game early with a hamstring injury. Lee hasn’t played in seen the field since.

Redskins In Same Boat as Cowboys

The Redskins were a 20-10 winner in their most recent outing at home against the New York Giants. They covered the -7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (30) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Washington has split their last four games. They were competitive in losses to the Vikings and Saints. Last week Kirk Cousins passed for 242 yards and two touchdowns.

Rookie running back Samaje Perine may be finding his stride as an NFL running back. Perine rushed for 100 yards on 24 carries in the win over the New York Giants last week. He followed up his 117-yard output on 23 attempts against the New Orleans Saints the week before.

 

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Washington 5-6 5-6 23.45 25.09 -1.64 2-4 3-2 6-4-1 3-3 3-1-1
Dallas 5-6 5-6 22.55 24.55 -2 2-4 3-2 5-6 2-4 3-2
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
WAS 15.19 13.79 1.39
DAL 14.79 14.19 0.61

Yards Per Pass

Name Offense Defense Differential
WAS 11.12 11.27 -0.15
DAL 9.85 10.13 -0.28
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
WAS 3.88 4.27 -0.39
DAL 4.72 4.36 0.36
Team Records

Washington Redskins

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 5-6 3-3 2-3 5-6 2-4 3-2 23.45 25.09 -1.64
vs Conf 4-5 2-3 2-2 4-5 1-4 3-1 23.44 26.33 -2.89
vs Div 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 24.00 34.00 -10.00
Last 3 1-2 1-1 0-1 2-1 1-1 1-0 27.00 27.33 -0.33

Dallas Cowboys

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 5-6 2-4 3-2 5-6 2-4 3-2 22.55 24.55 -2.00
vs Conf 4-4 1-3 3-1 4-4 1-3 3-1 24.63 22.88 1.75
vs Div 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 33.00 19.00 14.00
Last 3 0-3 0-2 0-1 0-3 0-2 0-1 7.33 30.67 -23.34

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 23.45 11 24.55 21
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 227.60 17 246.83 22
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 124.40 10 121.17 25
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 22.55 15 25.09 24
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 214.00 23 281.80 29
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 133.83 9 139.00 30

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Washington 3-7 5-5 5-5 22.20 122.30 4.51 35.90 66.02 261.50 383.80 1.30
Dallas 7-3 5-5 5-5 26.70 121.40 4.78 31.50 63.49 232.00 353.40 1.80

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Oct 29, 2017 DAL WAS 33-19 169 138 307 1 49 236 285 3
Nov 24, 2016 WAS DAL 26-31 56 449 505 0 163 190 353 0
Sep 18, 2016 DAL WAS 27-23 102 278 380 1 82 350 432 1
Jan 3, 2016 WAS DAL 34-23 146 291 437 0 100 412 512 4
Dec 7, 2015 DAL WAS 19-16 97 220 317 3 73 193 266 1
Dec 28, 2014 DAL WAS 44-17 174 283 457 1 104 309 413 4
Oct 27, 2014 WAS DAL 20-17 123 286 409 1 166 224 390 2
Dec 22, 2013 DAL WAS 24-23 95 214 309 2 100 197 297 1
Oct 13, 2013 WAS DAL 16-31 216 217 433 2 48 165 213 1
Dec 30, 2012 DAL WAS 18-28 100 196 296 3 274 87 361 0

NFL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Washington Redskins

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Nov 23, 2017 NYG 20-10 W -7/44 W/U 122 201 323 84 86 170 0 H
Nov 19, 2017 NO 31-34 L 9.5/52.5 W/O 156 300 456 160 375 535 -1 A
Nov 12, 2017 MIN 30-38 L 1/41 L/O 81 313 394 102 304 406 -1 H
Nov 5, 2017 SEA 17-14 W 8/44.5 W/U 51 193 244 148 289 437 -1 A
Oct 29, 2017 DAL 19-33 L 3/46.5 L/O 49 236 285 169 138 307 2 H

Dallas Cowboys

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Nov 23, 2017 LAC 6-28 L 1/46.5 L/U 79 168 247 81 434 515 2 H
Nov 19, 2017 PHI 9-37 L 6/47.5 L/U 112 113 225 215 168 383 4 H
Nov 12, 2017 ATL 7-27 L 3.5/49 L/U 107 126 233 132 204 336 1 A
Nov 5, 2017 KC 28-17 W -2.5/53.5 W/U 131 244 375 68 255 323 -1 H
Oct 29, 2017 WAS 33-19 W -3/46.5 W/O 169 138 307 49 236 285 -2 A

Next up:
Washington at Los Angeles Sunday, December 10
Dallas at New York Sunday, December 10

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