The Dallas Cowboys are set to clash with the Washington Redskins this Monday, December 7 at FedEx Field in Washington to bring an end to week 13 action. The Redskins are pushing for a playoff spot and earned a big 20-14 win against the New York Giants last weekend and are now tied with them at the top of the NFC East Division at 5-6 on the year. The Cowboys continue to struggle and sit at 3-8 on the season and occupy the division cellar. They’re coming off of a 33-14 beating by undefeated Carolina Panthers the on Thanksgiving Day.
- Bovada currently lists the Redskins at -4.5 at -115 with the Cowboys +4.5 at -105 and the over/under at 42 points at -110 each
Cowboys vs Redskins Betting Trends:
- Season record: 3-8 straight up, 3-8 against the spread
- Dallas is 2-7 against the spread in their last 9 games
- Dallas is 1-8 straight up in their last 9 games
- Dallas is 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 games on the road
- Season record: 5-6 straight up, 5-6 against the spread
- Washington is 2-4 against the spread in their last 6 games
- Washington is 6-13 straight up in their last 19 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 6 games
Dallas has lost eight of their past nine outings after getting off to a decent start in the campaign. They’ll be without starting quarterback Tony Romo once again as he reinjured his left collarbone against the Panthers. Romo’s season has been a bit of a whitewash since he’s missed the majority of it due to the injuries. He didn’t look too good before he was hurt in last week’s game either as he was picked off three times in the first half with two of the interceptions resulting in touchdowns. Dallas was 0-7 without Romo earlier in the season and it will be up to backup quarterback Matt Cassel to help turn things around again.
Cassel took over during the game against Carolina last week and completed 13 out of 19 pass attempts while tossing for a touchdown and gaining 93 yards. However, in four games as a starter this campaign he has just four touchdown passes and has been picked off five times. His last start took place in week 10 when he went 19 for 30 against Tampa Bay for 186 yards with an interception and no touchdowns. He’ll need to be better than that in Washington since the Redskins have the 13th-best passing defense by conceding 240 yards against per game on average. Dallas has gone 2-3 both against the spread and straight up this season on their road travels.
The Redskins climbed to a first-place tie with the Giants by working hard for last week’s win. Quarterback Kirk Cousins went 20 for 29 in passing with a touchdown and 302 yards. He had a fine game and finished it with a 114.4 passer rating. Jordan Reed also had a good game with 98 yards on eight receptions. The Redskins have put together a 5-1 home record this season at FedEx Field and will be tough to beat come Monday night. They’re also 4-2 against the spread in those games.
Washington’s defense has been playing well and recorded three interceptions against Eli Manning last week. That’s a pretty good achievement since Manning had been picked off just six times up to then. If the Redskins are going to be successful they need to put the pressure on Cassel as on Monday since he’s been intercepted five times in four starts so far. Cousins hasn’t been picked off once in Washington’s five victories this season, but has thrown 10 interceptions in his six defeats. If the Redskins can win this one it’ll be their first winning streak of the season.
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Written By Ian Palmer