Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys - 11/22/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Washington Redskins (6-4) at Dallas Cowboys (5-5)
NFL Football: Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 4:30 pm (AT&T Stadium)
The Line: Dallas Cowboys -7.5 -- Over/Under: 40.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys meet Thursday on Thanksgiving in NFL action at AT&T Stadium.
The Washington Redskins have won four of their last six games and could use a win here to stay in the NFC East race. The Washington Redskins have won three of their last four road games. Colt McCoy is completing 50 percent of his passes for 54 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. McCoy has a combined 23 pass attempts since the 2015 NFL season. Jordan Reed and Maurice Harris have combined for 753 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Josh Doctson has 26 receptions. The Washington Redskins ground game is averaging 121.5 yards per contest, and Adrian Peterson leads the way with 723 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Washington is allowing 19.8 points and 356.9 yards per game. Mason Foster leads the Washington Redskins with 89 tackles, Matt Ioannidis has 7.5 sacks and D.J. Swearinger has four interceptions.
The Dallas Cowboys look for a third straight victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Dallas Cowboys have won three of their last four home games. Dak Prescott is completing 64.6 percent of his passes for 2,138 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. Prescott has one or less touchdown passes in 10 of his last 13 games. Cole Beasley and Ezekiel Elliott have combined for 795 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Michael Gallup has 16 receptions. The Dallas Cowboys ground game is averaging 133.3 yards per contest, and Elliott leads the way with 953 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Dallas is allowing 19 points and 331.1 yards per game. Leighton Vander Esch leads the Dallas Cowboys with 84 tackles, DeMarcus Lawrence has eight sacks and Xavier Woods has one interception.
The Redskins are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games in November and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Cowboys are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NFC East, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 12. The Redskins are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 meetings in Dallas, the road team is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 meetings and the underdog is 31-10 ATS in their last 41 meetings. The under is 14-5 in Cowboys last 19 games overall. The under is 10-4 in Redskins last 14 games overall.
The Washington Redskins have scored no more than 21 points in each of their last five games and now has a starting quarterback who has 23 pass attempts in the last three years and hasn't started a game since 2014. The Dallas Cowboys are coming off back-to-back solid road wins and return home where they where they're outscoring teams by an average of seven points. The Washington Redskins have split their last 10 games ATS when an underdog of at least seven points. The Dallas Cowboys have failed to cover seven of their last 10 games when a favorite of at least seven points. The Redskins had issues scoring points with Alex Smith, as there's no deep threat to open up the offense and the receivers overall aren't very good. A logical guess would be things will be even worse with McCoy under center. I don't like backing the Cowboys and don't trust their coaching staff at all, but how in the hell are the Redskins going to move the ball? Stack the box, take away the ground game and dare McCoy to make throws. The Cowboys should roll here. Should is the key word.