Cowboys vs. Redskins Total Prediction
NFC East rivals meet in D.C. on Sunday afternoon when the Redskins host the Cowboys at 1:00 p.m. ET. Will the two teams combine to score enough points to cash the over for bettors?
271 Dallas Cowboys (-6) at 272 Washington Redskins (+6); O/U 46.5
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, September 15, 2019
FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland
Public Betting Trends
According to our NFL Football Public Betting Chart page, the Cowboys are receiving 73% of the betting tickets from online sportsbooks.
Dallas Cowboys Fantasy Spin
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said the team will "be mindful of how little practice time" Ezekiel Elliott had this summer. Elliott totaled 63 yards on 11 touches in Week 1 but only played 54 percent of Dallas' offensive snaps. The league's highest-paid back claims he's ready for his "normal workload", but Garrett said the team will 'still' be mindful of Elliott's reps, essentially hinting at another 60/40 split with rookie Tony Pollard (13/24) being involved off the bench. With the Cowboys being listed as 5-point road favorites, it's certainly plausible Elliott's featured in the first half only to give way to Pollard down the stretch. Zeke remains a fringe top-10 option as long as he's splitting carries.
Washington Redskins Fantasy Spin
Derrius Guice underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus Thursday morning. Guice is recovering in Pensacola following Thursday's surgery, which was performed by team doctor James Andrews. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Guice will be out "indefinitely" while also noting that Washington will "consider its options" in regards to a roster move, suggesting the sophomore back could be headed to injured reserve. Without him, the Redskins will turn to veteran Adrian Peterson on early downs with Chris Thompson filling in the gaps on passing downs.
NFL Betting Trends
The under is 25-9 in the Cowboys’ last 34 road games.
The under is 9-4 in the Redskins’ last 13 games coming off a loss.
The over has been profitable when these two teams meet, cashing in six of the previous seven meetings. The over is also a perfect 4-0 in the Cowboys’ last four games overall, is 5-0 in their last five divisional games and is 4-1 in their last five games coming off a straight up win. On the other side, the over is 18-8 in the Redskins’ last 26 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous contest and is a near-perfect 6-1 in their last seven home games when facing an opponent with a winning road record.
NFL Week 2 Prediction: Cowboys/Redskins OVER 46.5