Washington at Dallas Lines, Expert Pick & TV Info

Posted by Michael Hunt on Wednesday,November 23, 2016 10:15, EST in

As is custom on the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, the Dallas Cowboys host the middle game of the holiday triple header in the NFL, and it’ss a big one this year as Dallas puts its nine-game winning streak on the line as rival Washington visits. The Cowboys are solid favorites on NFL odds.

Washington at Dallas Lines, Expert Pick & TV Info

When: Thursday, Nov. 24, 4:30 PM ET
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
TV: Fox
RadioWashington / Dallas
Stream Option: Fox Sports Go
Opening NFL Lines: Dallas -7 (51)

Why Bet on Washington?

For the first time since 1935, Thanksgiving Day features three games with all six teams owning a record of .500 or better. The six teams participating in this year’s holiday festivities all won in Week 11, marking the third time in the past 20 seasons that all teams playing on Thanksgiving Day were victorious in the preceding week. Washington currently holds down the NFC's final wild-card spot.

The Redskins (6-3- 1) have just one loss in their past eight games but haven’t gained any ground on Dallas and are third in the NFC East, a division Washington won last year. This past Sunday, the Redskins blasted the Packers 42-24. Kirk Cousins had his best game of the season in throwing for 375 yards and three touchdowns without a pick.

Pierre Garcon got open deep to catch a 70-yard touchdown pass on a post route. He finished with more than 100 yards receiving for the first time since the 2014 season. Receiver Jamison Crowder caught a 44-yard touchdown pass and a 53-yard bomb to the one.

Robert Kelley rushed for 137 yards and three touchdowns, and Washington put up 517 yards. Cousins and Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers became the seventh pair of opposing quarterbacks in NFL history to both throw for at least 350 yards with three or more touchdowns and no interceptions in the same game.

Cousins’ average pass traveled 10.5 yards past the line of scrimmage vs. Green Bay, and two-thirds of his passing yards came through the air (as opposed to after the catch). Overall, Cousins finished 6-of- 8 for 229 yards and three touchdowns on passes thrown 15 or more yards downfield Sunday, the first time in his career he has had three such touchdowns in a game.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said QB Cousins’ decision making and accuracy are at “an elite level right now. We like where he is and we like where he’s going.”

Why Bet on Dallas?

The Cowboys gained 417 total net yards in the team’s 27-17 win over Baltimore on Sunday. That marked the team’s eighth consecutive game with at least 400 yards, tied for the longest single-season streak in NFL history (2007 New England and 2013 Denver — the two best offenses in league history). The Cowboys have also won nine consecutive games, the longest single-season winning streak in franchise history.

Rookie QB Dak Prescott for 301 yards and three touchdowns in the win over the Ravens. Prescott is the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to pass for at least 300 yards and multiple touchdowns with no interceptions in consecutive games. He joined Dan Marino (1983) and Russell Wilson (2012) as the only rookie quarterbacks since 1970 to have multiple touchdown passes in five consecutive games. Prescott is the first rookie quarterback to pass for at least 300 yards and multiple touchdowns with no interceptions in consecutive games.

Rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 97 yards vs. Baltimore and leads the NFL with 1,102 rushing yards. Elliott’s 1,102 rushing yards are the third-most in NFL history in a player’s first 10 games. Tight end Jason Witten, who will play in his 14th Thanksgiving Day game this week, has 70 catches on the holiday, the most all-time. His 776 receiving yards trail only Detroit’s Herman Moore (834) for the most on Thanksgiving. It’s the 49th Thanksgiving game for Dallas, which is 29-18- 1 on the holiday.

The Cowboys’ first win of the season was 27-23 in Week 2 at Washington. Prescott and Elliott each had rushing TDs. Alfred Morris scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 4-yard run with under five minutes left against his former club, taking advantage after Washington’s Cousins threw an end-zone interception. Cousins went 28 for 46 for 364 yards.

Washington at Dallas Expert Pick:

Cowboys are 9-0 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
Over is 9-1 in Redskins last 10 vs. NFC.

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