Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins Pick and Preview
- Updated: November 16, 2008
NFL Betting Preview
Dallas Cowboys (5-4) at Washington Redskins (6-3)
Sunday, 8:15 pm Eastern – NBC
SBG Global Opening Line: Cowboys – 1.5 , Total 43.5
The Dallas Cowboys finally get quarterback Tony Romo back on Sunday and they are hoping he can save their season. The Cowboys started the season strongly but have played poorly in recent weeks, especially since Romo has been out. The Cowboys have lost four of their last six and are one game behind the Redskins in the NFC East and they are three games back of the New York Giants. Winning the division looks out of the question and making the playoffs is in serious jeopardy. A loss to the Redskins here would really put them behind the eight ball. Most people believe Dallas has to win at least five of the last seven games to make the playoffs. “Everyone says we are out of the picture,” Dallas wide receiver Terrell Owens said, “There’s seven games left. We’re not counting ourselves out by any means.” SBG Global reports that early NFL betting has the public taking Cowboys on the Road.
The Cowboys will be counting heavily on Romo to upgrade the offense. They averaged 29.2 points with him but just 13.7 points per game without him. “I’ve done a lot of studying, and a lot of thinking about the game and trying to gain an understanding of what it is we may need to do a little bit differently or what we may need to continue to do or do better,” said Romo, “I feel very confident and excited going forward about things that we may have changed around, improved upon. I think this team has got a great second-half run in it. Hopefully we’ll be able to show that this week.”
They should get a good test from a Washington team that is looking to bounce back from a poor effort against Pittsburgh two weeks ago. The big key for Washington on Sunday could be the health of running back Clinton Portis who is listed as questionable. Portis is second in the NFL in rushing this season and a big part of the Washington offense.
The Redskins have won five the last seven games against the Cowboys. Here are more NFL betting stats for Sunday’s game. The Cowboys are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games in November. The Cowboys are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Cowboys are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Cowboys are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 vs. the NFC East. The Cowboys are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings in Washington.
The Redskins are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. the NFC East. The Redskins are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games following a bye week. The Redskins are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in November.
SBG Global Current Line: Cowboys – 1.5 , Total 43
The Over is 6-1 in the Cowboys last 7 games in November. The Over is 5-1 in the Cowboys last 6 games overall. The Over is 16-6-2 in the Cowboys last 24 road games. The Over is 10-4-3 in the Cowboys last 17 vs. the NFC East.
The Under is 4-0 in the Redskins last 4 home games. The Under is 4-1 in the Redskins last 5 vs. the NFC East.
Pick: Redskins 3 out of 5 units
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