Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys: Preview and Pick
9 Replies | 240 ViewsOn 10/08/2013 07:09 PM in NFL
The NFC East has not had a good showing so far this year. With bad starts to the season by teams like the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins, the future does not look bright. However despite the slow starts, these teams do still have a chance at winning the division. For that to happen, the Washington Redskins will have to win a game against the Dallas Cowboys in this week’s edition of Sunday night football.
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys Odds
The NFL betting line for this game opened up with the Cowboys listed as (-3.5) point favorites after coming off an impressive loss, if there is such a thing, against the Denver Broncos. Sports bettors were impressed with the loss and the great play of Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo as nearly 70 percent of the public is betting on the home team. Because of this money coming in on the Cowboys, the line can now be found at (-5.5) at several of the top rated sportsbooks.
The Redskins are coming off a bye and now have given Robert Griffin III, more time to rest. The Cowboys hope to ride the hot hand of Romo in this game. Tony Romo is the first player in Cowboys history to pass for 500 yards in a game. Each of the six games in which Dallas had an individual throw for at least 410 yards came in a loss. He is known for throwing an interception or two. Romo's lone interception Sunday was the 23rd fourth-quarter interception of his career. The Cowboys have lost each of the last eight games in which Romo has thrown a fourth-quarter interception, with six of those eight losses coming by seven points or less. If he does that again this week, the division can get much closer.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal some interesting wagering angles for this rivalry. Washington is 4-1 straight up in its last 5 games on the road and Dallas is 0-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington. The total has gone under in 6 of Washington's last 9 games when playing Dallas and the total has gone under in 4 of Washington's last 6 games. The Redskins have stumbled losing 4 of the last five games, but they are still 8-4 in the last 12 games overall.
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys Pick
With plenty of time to go before kickoff of this week, I will wait to announce my pick when we get closer to game day. Check back the day of the event for my pick on this great game.