Dallas at Washington NFL Winning Predictions
The best way for a team to secure a playoff spot at the end of the season is to win their division, as that guarantees that they will be playing beyond Week 17. That’s a task that is easier said than done, though, as most divisions have definite betting odds favorites that need to be overcome in order to get to the top. One division that arguably doesn’t have a clear favorite is the NFC East, as all 4 teams could make a case for winning it. That makes every divisional match-up all the more important, as winning those games can give you a little leg up on the competition. The Dallas Cowboys have already lost a divisional game, going down in Week 1 to the NY Giants, and they need to avoid losing another when they head into Washington to face the Redskins this coming Sunday. Expect the Redskins to be desperate too after getting blown out on home field by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the opening game of the season. Let’s take a closer look at this important early season match-up.
Here’s a Closer Look At The Cowboys at Redskins NFL Winning Predictions
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) September 16, 2016
When: Sunday, September 18 at 1 PM EST
Where: FedEx Field, Landover
Live Stream: FOX Sports GO
NFL Odds: Redskins -2½
Why bet on the Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys went down 20-19 in Week 1, but could have had a shot to win it if they hadn’t made a clock error at the end of the game. They have to put that behind them and find a way to bounce back with a pair of rookies in QB Dak Prescott and RB Ezekiel Elliot running the offense. The Cowboys really couldn’t get the run established against the Giants, which meant that Prescott had to throw more than they would probably have liked. He went 25 of 45 for 227 yards, but more importantly, didn’t throw any picks. Elliot had 51 yards on the ground, but he has a chance to break out against a Redskins defense that looked very weak against the run in Week 1. If Elliot can hit 100 yards on the ground, the Cowboys have a shot.
Why bet on the Washington Redskins
The Redskins started their first game of the season looking as though they were going to be very competitive with the Steelers, but costly mistakes and an inability to stop the run saw them worn down in the second half, with a 38-15 loss being the end result. Kirk Cousins threw for 329 yards, but had a pair of picks, one of which was a horrendously poor decision on his part. He does have the ability to pick apart the Cowboys secondary, though, and if he can get on them early, he could force Dallas into playing more of a passing game.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
This has all the makings of a coin flip type of game, and I believe it may come down to a late field goal to decide it. Dallas have won SU and ATS in each of their last two visits to Washington, and I think that they might just do it again.