Cowboys Host Redskins in Must Win Game for Both

Dallas Cowboys

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

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Washington5-65-623.4525.09-1.642-43-26-4-13-33-1-1
Dallas5-65-622.5524.55-22-43-25-62-43-2
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
WAS15.1913.791.39
DAL14.7914.190.61

Yards Per Pass

NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
WAS11.1211.27-0.15
DAL9.8510.13-0.28
Yards Per Rush
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
WAS3.884.27-0.39
DAL4.724.360.36
Team Records

Washington Redskins

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall5-63-32-35-62-43-223.4525.09-1.64
vs Conf4-52-32-24-51-43-123.4426.33-2.89
vs Div0-10-00-10-10-00-124.0034.00-10.00
Last 31-21-10-12-11-11-027.0027.33-0.33

Dallas Cowboys

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall5-62-43-25-62-43-222.5524.55-2.00
vs Conf4-41-33-14-41-33-124.6322.881.75
vs Div1-00-01-01-00-01-033.0019.0014.00
Last 30-30-20-10-30-20-17.3330.67-23.34

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense23.451124.5521
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense227.6017246.8322
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense124.4010121.1725
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense22.551525.0924
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense214.0023281.8029
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense133.839139.0030

Head To Head Summary

NameRecordATSOUScoreRushYPRPACPPYTYTO +/-
Washington3-75-55-522.20122.304.5135.9066.02261.50383.801.30
Dallas7-35-55-526.70121.404.7831.5063.49232.00353.401.80

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Oct 29, 2017DALWAS33-191691383071492362853
Nov 24, 2016WASDAL26-315644950501631903530
Sep 18, 2016DALWAS27-231022783801823504321
Jan 3, 2016WASDAL34-2314629143701004125124
Dec 7, 2015DALWAS19-16972203173731932661
Dec 28, 2014DALWAS44-1717428345711043094134
Oct 27, 2014WASDAL20-1712328640911662243902
Dec 22, 2013DALWAS24-239521430921001972971
Oct 13, 2013WASDAL16-312162174332481652131
Dec 30, 2012DALWAS18-281001962963274873610

NFL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Washington Redskins

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Nov 23, 2017NYG20-10W-7/44W/U12220132384861700H
Nov 19, 2017NO31-34L9.5/52.5W/O156300456160375535-1A
Nov 12, 2017MIN30-38L1/41L/O81313394102304406-1H
Nov 5, 2017SEA17-14W8/44.5W/U51193244148289437-1A
Oct 29, 2017DAL19-33L3/46.5L/O492362851691383072H

Dallas Cowboys

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Nov 23, 2017LAC6-28L1/46.5L/U79168247814345152H
Nov 19, 2017PHI9-37L6/47.5L/U1121132252151683834H
Nov 12, 2017ATL7-27L3.5/49L/U1071262331322043361A
Nov 5, 2017KC28-17W-2.5/53.5W/U13124437568255323-1H
Oct 29, 2017WAS33-19W-3/46.5W/O16913830749236285-2A

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

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