Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys - 10/29/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Dallas Cowboys (3-3) at Washington Redskins (3-3)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 4:25 pm (FedExField)
The Line: Washington Redskins PK -- Over/Under: 49 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins meet Sunday in NFL action at FedEx Field.
The Dallas Cowboys look for a third road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Dallas Cowboys have won eight of their last 11 road games. Dak Prescott is completing 62.7 percent of his passes for 1,426 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. Prescott has nine combined touchdown passes in his last three games. Dez Byrant and Jason Witten have combined for 611 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Brice Butler has eight receptions. The Dallas Cowboys ground game is averaging 147.5 yards per contest, and Ezekiel Elliott leads the way with 540 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Dallas is allowing 23.7 points and 331.5 yards per game. Jaylon Smith leads the Dallas Cowboys with 44 tackles, DeMarcus Lawrence has 9.5 sacks and Anthony Brown has one interception.
The Washington Redskins hope to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time to get a game above a .500 record. The Washington Redskins have won six of their last nine home games. Kirk Cousins is completing 68.2 percent of his passes for 1,637 yards, 12 touchdowns and three interceptions. Cousins has two or more touchdown passes in four straight games. Jordan Reed and Chris Thompson have combined for 572 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Jamison Crowder has 19 receptions. The Washington Redskins ground game is averaging 114.8 yards per contest, and Chris Thompson leads the way with 213 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Washington is allowing 22.6 points and 325.1 yards per game. Zach Brown leads the Washington Redskins with 63 tackles, Preston Smith has 4.5 sacks and Kendall Fuller has two interceptions.
The Cowboys are 0-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in October and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Redskins are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games in Week 8. The Cowboys are 6-15 ATS in their last 21 meetings, the underdog is 29-9 ATS in their last 38 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Cowboys have beaten the Redskins in six of the last eight meetings and are coming off possibly their most complete win in which they beat up the 49ers. The Redskins continue to be hit or miss, but they have had success at home and have lost back-to-back games just once since last September. In terms of picking a winner in this toss-up game, I'm going to side with the Redskins at home. All of Dallas' losses have come against teams that can move the football, and Cousins and his receiving core has shown the ability to push the ball down field. The Redskins should have success against this Cowboys defense. Washington has been sharp defensively and is likely going to get Josh Norman back at corner, which is huge and will limit Dez Bryant. The Cowboys are also doing a lot of traveling before this game, playing in San Fran, going home and then flying out to Washington. We've seen the toll a lot of flying can have on teams. I like the Redskins to get the job done here.