Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys - 10/21/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Dallas Cowboys (3-3) at Washington Redskins (3-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 4:25 pm (FedExField)
The Line: Washington Redskins -2.5 -- Over/Under: 42 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins will meet up in an NFC East battle from FedEx Field in NFL action Sunday.
The Cowboys enter this game with a 3-3 record overall. Dallas has put up losses against the Panthers, Seahawks and Texans while their victories came against the Giants, Lions and Jaguars.
In that Jacksonville game, Cowboys QB Dak Prescott logged 183 yards with two TDs, and Ezekiel Elliott managed 106 yards with one TD to lead the rush. Cole Beasley was the top Cowboys receiver on 101 yards and two scores off nine catches.
Over on the Redskins’ side, they’re sitting at 3-2 this year. Washington has managed losses to the Colts and Saints, while taking out the Cardinals, Packers and Panthers so far this season.
In the Panthers game, Redskins QB Alex Smith put up 163 yards with two TDs, and Adrian Peterson led the rush on 97 yards. Vernon Davis was the high Redskins receiver with his three grabs for 48 yards and a TD.
The Cowboys are 4-0 ATS in their last four in October and 4-0 ATS in their last four versus the NFC East. Dallas is 5-1 ATS in their last six in Week 7 and 4-10 ATS versus a team with a winning record.
Meanwhile, the Redskins are 1-4 ATS in their last five following an ATS win and 1-5 ATS in their last six in October. Washington is 0-4 ATS in their last four in Week 7 and 5-1 ATS in their last six home games.
Dallas is a dictionary-definition “hit and miss” team this year, alternating their solid performances with relative duds. Still, that Jaguars blowout (40-7) should quiet some of the doubters, at least for a while.
As for the Redskins, it seems like they’re still getting used to a new philosophy with Smith under center, but if the defense can hold like they did in the Packers and Panthers games, the Redskins should be okay moving forward.
I’m not totally ready to believe in Dallas just yet, and they’re due for a letdown if they continue their season trend. I’m going with the Redskins.