Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins
The Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins face off in Cowboys Stadium on Thanksgiving Day in a NFC East rivalry game. The Cowboys are -6 point favorites over the Redskins with an over/under point total set at 47.5.
The Dallas Cowboys have played themselves back into contention and while they still have plenty of work to do they have plenty to play for and reason to put the work in. Tony Romo has completed 67.3 percent of his passes with 13 touchdowns and 13 interceptions while being sacked 24 times. Felix Jones has stepped it up in the backfield averaging 3.6 yards per carry with three touchdowns while catching 22 passes with a touchdown. Jason Witten has 73 catches and a touchdown, Dez Bryant has 57 catches and four touchdowns, and Miles Austin has 49 catches and four touchdowns. The Cowboys defense allows 22.4 points per game, 106.6 rushing yards, and 211.4 passing yards with four interceptions and 20 sacks. Bruce Carter has 61 tackles, Danny McCray has 45 tackles, and DeMarcus Ware has 10 sacks. With the NFC East tightening up Dallas is still very much in the race.
The Washington Redskins had big expectations heading into this season despite having a rookie QB but it look like they will come up short of them. Robert Griffin III has completed 67.1 percent of his passes for 12 touchdowns and three interceptions while being sacked 22 times and he has also rushed for 613 yards and six touchdowns. Alfred Morris is averaging 4.7 yards per carry with five touchdowns as the primary option in the Redskins ground game. Josh Morgan has 32 catches, Leonard Hankerson has 28 catches and a touchdown, Santana Moss has 25 catches and six touchdowns, and Fred Davis has 24 catches. The Redskins defense allows 25.4 points per game, 94.6 rushing yards, and 289.2 passing yards with 12 interceptions and 18 sacks. London Fletcher has 84 tackles, Perry Riley has 76 tackles, and Madieu Williams and DeAngelo Hall each have 65 tackles. The Redskins can’t afford another loss or they will be certainly watching the playoffs from home.
Dallas is 3-7 against the spread following a game which they didn’t cover the spread, 3-8 against a team with a losing record, and 0-7 against the spread in their last seven home games. Washington is 8-2 against the spread against the NFC East, 2-5 against the spread following a win, and 0-4-1 against the spread in their last five games following a game where they allowed less than 15 points. The underdog is 22-6 against the spread in the last 28 meetings of these two.
The total is set at 47.5 and I see this being a physical defensive game that stays under the total