Cowboys vs. Redskins Week 2 Prediction
Amari Cooper and the Cowboys will look to improve to 2-0 on the young season when they visit the Redskins at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday. Listed as a 6-point road favorite, however, will Dallas cover or is the betting value with host Washington?
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 72% 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
Jordan Reed (concussion) has been ruled out for the Redskins' Week 2 matchup against the Cowboys. Perhaps Reed will be able to clear the concussion protocol by the time the Redskins face off with the Bears in Week 3. Vernon Davis will continue to work as the team's featured TE against a Cowboys defense that was eviscerated by Evan Engram to the tune of an 11-116-1 line in Week 1.
NFL Betting Trends
The Cowboys are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games versus divisional opponents and they have covered the spread in seven of their last 10 conference games as well.
The Redskins are just 1-4 against the number in their last five divisional games, with that one ATS victory coming last Sunday in Philadelphia when they pulled off a back-door cover with a late touchdown.
The Cowboys will likely compete with the Eagles all season for the right to be crowned NFC East champs while the Redskins will probably settle in to third place as the Giants fall to the bottom of the standings. That said, the underdog is 31-11 against the spread in the last 42 meetings between these two teams and the Redskins are catching six points as a home dog. While they completely fell apart in the second half last week, the Redskins hung with the Eagles and Case Keenum played much better than most expected. With this line dropping from 7 down to 6 already, I’d scoop up the touchdown with Washington while you still can.
NFL Week 2 Prediction: Washington Redskins +6