Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins - 5/12/20 Madden 20 Sim Classic NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys
Madden 20 NFL Sim: Tuesday May 12, 2020 at 10:00 pm
The Line: Dallas Cowboys -13 -- O/U: 56.5
The Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys meet in a Madden 20 NFL Sim Classic matchup on Tuesday night.
The Washington Redskins come into this matchup, their second group stage game, with an 0-1 Sim Classic record after a 34-13 loss to Philadelphia last time out. The Redskins’ greatest asset is their offensive line, with Trent Williams leading with a 92 overall rating including 95 strength, 92 pass block and 93 run block while Brandon Scherff is 88 overall with 90 run blocking and 92 strength. Jordan Reed leads the Redskins as their top pass-catcher at 84 overall with 87 catching and 87 catching in traffic while Terry McLaurin is at 81 overall at another wide receiver spot and Derrius Guice leads the Washington backfield at 80 overall, sharing the ball carrier work with Adrian Peterson who is rated at a 79 overall. Dwayne Haskins Jr. is the starting QB for Washington despite being rated at just 70 overall. On D, Matt Ioannidis leads the unit with an 85 overall rating with 86 acceleration and 86 strength to go along with 84 tackling and 89 power moves while Ryan Kerrigan is at 84 overall at outside linebacker with 88 power move, 88 impact blocking and 86 acceleration.
The Dallas Cowboys come into this matchup with a Sim Classic record of 1-0 after a 47-27 win over the New York Giants in their last game. Ezekiel Elliott leads the Cowboys on offense, rated 93 overall at running back with 90 speed, 91 acceleration and 95 agility while Amari Cooper leads Dallas’ receiving group at 91 overall with 92 speed, 96 agility and 89 catching. Dak Prescott has an 81 overall rating as starting quarterback with 87 throwing power and 88 short pass accuracy. The Cowboys also have some girth on their offensive line, with Zack Martin sporting a team-high 97 overall rating while Tyron Smith is at left tackle at 91 overall. On the defense, Byron Jones and Demarcus Lawrence lead the Cowboys, each at 88 overall apiece, with Lawrence owning a 93 finesse move rating, 89 power move and 88 block shedding rating while Jones has 92 speed, 94 acceleration and 96 agility to go along with an 84 man coverage rating and 90 zone coverage rating in the Cowboys’ secondary.
I’d like to give the Redskins some credit here with the points as they did hold a pretty decent Dallas offense to just 20 points in the head-to-head meeting since we started covering these sim games, but the fact is that the Redskins still scored just 8 points in that game, and were blown out by the Eagles and I think that Dallas is just a better team than what Philadelphia is bringing here, so I’ll lay the points with Dallas in this spot.