Cowboys vs. Redskins Pick
Can the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys shake off a poor showing on offense in Week 1 and get into a shootout this Sunday at 1PM ET?
According to the oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Redskins are a slight favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Cowboys. The over/under total for the game is currently listed at 45.5 points. The road team has won five straight in this series and they have hit the under in five of their last seven meetings.
The Cowboys started things with a 20-19 loss at home to the Giants last week. They went under the 47.5 total and have hit the under in five of their last six regular-season games. Rookie Dak Prescott was asked to throw 45 times in his debut, as he was 25 of 45 passing for 227 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. Ezekiel Elliott had a rather tame debut as well, rushing for just 51 yards on 20 carries. While Dallas limited Eli Manning to just 207 passing yards, they gave up 113 rushing yards to a rather weak ground attack from New York.
The Redskins suffered a 38-16 loss at home to the Steelers on Monday night. They did go over the 49-point total and they have hit the over in six straight games. Washington moved the ball somewhat well on offense, racking up 384 total yards, but they failed to finish drives, going just 3-for-10 on third down. Kirk Cousins threw for 329 yards, but didn’t have a TD and threw two costly interceptions. Washington bailed on its run game, rushing just 12 times for 55 yards. The defense got torched for over 400 yards, including 143 rushing yards from DeAngelo Williams and 300 yards from Ben Roethlisberger.
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Washington has the ability to move the ball, as we have seen, but they give up yards. Dallas has questions on offense, but their defense looked respectable against the pass. This game seems to be sizing up to be another grinder in the NFC East. If Romo was in the lineup, I could see it being another shootout. But, with Prescott under center, the struggles are likely to continue. Dallas could run the ball better this week to try and play more ball control, which will lead to fewer opportunities for Washington’s offense.
NFL WEEK 2 PICKS: COWBOYS/REDSKINS UNDER 45.5