Washington Redskins (6-3-1) at Dallas Cowboys (9-1)
|Date & Time||Thursday November 24, 2016, 4:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Dallas Cowboys -7 -- Over/Under: 51
The Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys meet Thanksgiving afternoon in a NFC East NFL showdown at AT&T Stadium on FOX.
The Washington Redskins look for their third straight victory to remain in the NFC wild card race. The Washington Redskins have won five of their last seven road games. Kirk Cousins is completing 67.2 percent of his passes for 3,091 yards, 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Cousins has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last five games. Jamison Crowder and Pierre Garcon have combined for 1,230 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Jordan Reed has 49 receptions. The Washington Redskins ground game is averaging 117.1 yards per contest, and Matt Jones leads the way with 460 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Washington is allowing 23.3 points and 371.3 yards per game. Will Compton leads the Washington Redskins with 87 tackles, Trent Murphy has seven sacks and Josh Norman has 11 pass deflections.
The Dallas Cowboys look to build on their ridiculous 9-1 record by winning a 10th straight game. The Dallas Cowboys have won four straight home games. Dak Prescott is completing 67.7 percent of his passes for 2,640 yards, 17 touchdowns and two interceptions. Prescott has two or more touchdown passes in five straight games. Cole Beasley and Jason Witten have combined for 1,111 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Dez Bryant has 28 receptions. The Dallas Cowboys ground game is averaging 156.7 yards per contest, and Ezekiel Elliott leads the way with 1,102 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Dallas is allowing 18.7 points and 347.9 yards per game. Sean Lee leads the Dallas Cowboys with 91 tackles, Tyrone Crawford has 3.5 sacks and Barry Church has two interceptions.
The Redskins are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Cowboys are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 9-0 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Redskins are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings in Dallas and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings overall.
The Redskins are playing some solid football right now and will be very confident after beating the Green Bay Packers Sunday night. However, the Dallas Cowboys are the best team in football and are downright impossible to bet against in their current form. The Cowboys have not only won nine straight games, but they've covered all nine as well. Sometimes it's as easy as riding the hot hand. Give me the Cowboys until that money train stops running.