Washington Redskins (5-6) at Dallas Cowboys (5-6)
|Date & Time||Thursday November 30, 2017, 8:25 PM (EST)|
The Line: Dallas Cowboys -1.5 -- Over/Under: 44
The Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys meet Thursday in NFL action at AT&T Stadium.
The Washington Redskins look for back-to-back victories to get back to a .500 record. The Washington Redskins have lost three of their last four road games. Kirk Cousins is completing 66.2 percent of his passes for 3,038 yards, 19 touchdowns and six interceptions. Cousins has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last nine games. Jamison Crowder and Vernon Davis and have combined for 1,088 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Chris Thompson has 39 receptions. The Washington Redskins ground game is averaging 104.4 yards per contest, and Samaje Perine leads the way with 427 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Washington is allowing 25.1 points and 346 yards per game. Zach Brown leads the Washington Redskins with 110 tackles, Ryan Kerrigan has nine sacks and Kendall Fuller has four interceptions.
The Dallas Cowboys need to snap a three-game losing streak to have any shot of getting into the playoff race. The Dallas Cowboys have lost four of their last five home games. Dak Prescott is completing 63.7 percent of his passes for 2,318 yards, 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Prescott has zero touchdown passes and five interceptions in his last three games. Dez Byrant and Terrance Williams have combined for 1,033 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Jason Witten has 50 receptions. The Dallas Cowboys ground game is averaging 134.8 yards per contest, and Ezekiel Elliott leads the way with 783 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Dallas is allowing 24.5 points and 348.3 yards per game. Jaylon Smith leads the Dallas Cowboys with 66 tackles, DeMarcus Lawrence has 11.5 sacks and Byron Jones has one interception.
The Redskins are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 road games, 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games in November and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC East. The Cowboys are 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games. The Redskins are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 meetings in Dallas, 15-7 ATS in their last 22 meetings and the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Both of these teams have some serious issues, as the Washington Redskins can't put together back-to-back victories, the defense has taken a major step backwards and the injury list seems to be longer than Mike Tyson's arrest record. The Dallas Cowboys can't win at home, have produced a combined 22 points in their last three games and the defense isn't going to improve until Sean Lee returns. The good news for Dallas is that Lee is questionable, which gives him a chance to play in this contest. I'm not sure how anybody can be confident picking either of these teams due to the unknown on both sides. So, I'm going to side with history here. The Cowboys have won seven of the last nine games against the Redskins, which includes a beatdown a few weeks ago in Washington, 33-19. The Cowboys can't continue to struggle this much at home even with injuries to key players.