Dallas Cowboys (11-4) at Washington Redskins (4-11)
|Date & Time||Sunday December 28, 2014, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Washington Redskins +5 -- Over/Under: 49.5
The Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys face off on Sunday in a NFL Week 17 NFC East rivalry game
The Washington Redskins are closing out a disappointing season sitting at 4-11 and last place in the division. The Redskins offense is averaging 18.9 points and 35 yards per game and this could be Robert Griffin III’s last game in Washington as he has completed 69.4 percent of his passes with four touchdowns and three interceptions but his leadership has been questioned. Alfred Morris leads the Washington ground attack with 1,031 yards and eight touchdowns and Pierre Garcon has 66 catches and DeSean Jackson has 54 receptions and five touchdowns. The Redskins defense allows 26.3 points and 349.3 yards per game with a minus nine turnover ratio. Keenan Robinson has 99 tackles, Ryan Clark has 96 tackles, and Ryan Kerrigan has 13.5 sacks. While it is little consolation, a win over the Cowboys would be a big positive for a Redskins season that hasn’t had a lot of things to build on.
The Dallas Cowboys are 11-4 and the NFC East Champions and though they need a lot of help, with a win they can earn a first round bye or even home field advantage in the playoffs. The Cowboys offense is averaging 28.2 points and 377.7 yards per game and they are led by QB Tony Romo who has completed 70.3 percent of his passes with 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions. DeMarco Murray is still nursing a broken hand but he has rushed for 1,745 yards and 12 touchdowns and has caught 54 passes and Dez Bryant has 84 receptions and 14 touchdowns. The Cowboys defense allows 22.3 points and 351.2 yards per game and they have a plus three turnover ratio. Barry Church has 89 tackles, Rolando McClain has 81 tackles, and Anthony Hitchens has 74 tackles. The Cowboys are looking to hit the playoffs with momentum as the look to get the monkey off of their back with a playoff win.
Washington is 3-9 against the spread in their last 12 games, 2-7 against the spread following a win, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games. Dallas is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven road games, 8-18 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 2-6 against the spread following a win by 20 or more points. Dallas is 3-13 against the spread in their last 16 games against Washington.
I can se the Cowboys winning the game but this is too many points as Washington is built to play the Cowboys and have simply had their number.