Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Redskins Predictions

Just a few weeks ago this would have been an outrageous statement, but the Week 14 tilt between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Football Team will have a huge impact in the NFC East standings. The team formerly known as the Redskins has the longest current winning streak in the conference climbing within two games of the division leaders.

The can make things a lot more interesting with their fifth straight win. Dallas allowed the rest of the division back in the hunt by dropping three of four games, but they responded with a Week 13 win over New Orleans and the mini-bye ahead of this matchup should prove beneficial. The Boys are a 3.5-point road favorite on the NFL betting line.

This Week 14 NFL regular season game between Dallas Cowboys and Washington Football Team will take place at FedEx Field in Landover, MD at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 12, 2021 and will be televised on FOX.

This Week 14 NFL regular season game between Dallas Cowboys and Washington Football Team will take place at FedEx Field in Landover, MD at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 12, 2021 and will be televised on FOX.

Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Redskins Odds

Cowboys -3.5 | Redskins +3.5 [BET NOW]

Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Redskins Over/Under

Over/Under 47.5 [BET NOW]

Odds Analysis

It looks like the betting public is backing the Football Team. Dallas hit the board as a 5-point favorite and that number has already been wagered down to Boys -3.5. Their 10-point win over the Saints last week did little to sway the majority, though it did stop the bleeding. The Cowboys looked like one of the best clubs in the NFL starting the year 6-1 SU and 7-0 ATS. However, they dropped three of their next four before taking down the Saints.

Washington followed a four-game losing streak with four consecutive upset wins to get back to .500. They beat Las Vegas last week and started the run knocking off Tampa Bay, teams that beat Dallas this season. Both teams are trending the UNDER with the total bet down to 47.5 after opening at 49.

Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys can take a firmer grip on the division with a win this week. They allowed the field back in the race by losing three times in a four-game stretch, but righted the ship in New Orleans with the return of Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb helping the offense. We know the Cowboys can score since they’ve done that a lot this season with the second-highest points per game average in the NFL. And they showed off a balanced attack in New Orleans.

It wasn’t a big game numbers-wise for Dak Prescott, who had just 238 passing yards with a touchdown. The ground game had a big day against one of the best run defenses with Tony Pollard going for 71 yards on seven carries, including a 58-yard scoring run. The Boys amassed 146 yards and 6.1 yards per tote. It’s the kind of performance that keeps opposing defenses off guard.

A pair of losses to Washington last season prevented the Cowboys from winning the division. And they were pretty significant defeats getting outscored 66-19. Of course they didn’t have Prescott for those games and he could make all the difference. Dak won his previous three starts against Washington throwing nine touchdown passes and the Boys scored at least 31 points every time. Prescott is 7-1 over his career against the Football Team.

Washington Redskins Football Team

It seems as though I mention it every week, but there is something about the second half of the season that gets the Football Team fired up. They closed with a surge last season to win the division title and they take a four-game winning streak into this matchup, the first of two between the heated rivals in three weeks. This one is huge for Washington, though. They closed the gap and can get within a game of Dallas with a victory. A different outcome leaves them scrambling with time running out.

Containing the explosive Cowboys offense is another challenge, but Washington should feel confident about its ability after getting some defensive issues figured out. And they’ve turned a corner without the services of Chase Young, who was lost for the season. They aren’t going to light up the scoreboard so the defense has to work. The group hasn’t allowed more than 21 points in its last five games and allowed only 15 points in each of the last two games.

Taylor Heinicke has been consistent if not spectacular running the offense. He’s thrown for over 2,800 yards with 18 touchdowns completing 68 percent of his throws, but the team has success thanks to Antonio Gibson and a ground attack that averages 124.4 yards. Run the ball, move the chains, burn the clock, it’s a strategy that’s worked the last four games and one the former Skins will try and replicate on Sunday.

Prediction: Dallas Cowboys -3.5 and UNDER 47.5

Cowboys vs Redskins Predictions

This game has major implications in the division and conference standings and I expect the Cowboys will be ready. Dallas is tied for the league lead with 19 interceptions and Heinicke is prone to making mistakes with the football. A few ill-timed giveaways will lead to a Dallas cover with Prescott running the offense.

Prediction: Dallas Cowboys -3.5 and UNDER 47.5

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