There are many things to talk about before Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins game. Currently, in focus, there are injuries on both sides. Redskins have lost three of their starting lineman on Monday vs. Eagles. Also, their All-Star corner Josh Norman is unavailable for some time now. In Dallas, Dan Bailey is injured, but Cowboys have already signed a replacement. Like you know, both teams are 3-3 at the moment, and this match seems to be the key for the rest of the season. The win is imperative for both sides.
As we said, both squads are tied in the NFC East with a 3-3 score, but Cowboys are currently in better shape. That is why they are opened as 2.5 point favorites in Las Vegas. The under/over border is set at 50.5 points, and a lot of fans and pundits are confident that this duel will go over. Both teams have firepower up front, so this might be the case. But we must take into account that Redskins have a beaten up offense, while Cowboys defense is stepping up their game.
Offensively, Redskins performed well against Eagles. Cousins threw for 303 yards and three touchdowns. What decided the game, in Eagles favor, is the lack of Washington’s running game. This made them ineffective in time management and shifted advantage in Philly’s direction.
Also, Kirk Cousins was sacked four times. Their O-line was banged up, and things got worse as the game moved on. Their injury list is even longer before Cowboys duel. This will make it hard for Redskins to gain some consistency. Looking at their season so far they didn’t play poorly. Two of their losses came against Eagles, and one against Chiefs. So, if they can regain the momentum and turn the tides in their favor, they have something to look forward to in the next week.
Cowboys, on the other side, are starting to look like a playoff contender. 30 point win over 49ers is not an impressive feat by itself, but the manner in which they played is. Elliott looked like a Pro Bowl RB with 147 yards and three TDs. His second-year colleague Dak Prescott threw for 234 yards and had four touchdowns. We all know that they have immense potential in their offensive pack, but they have failed to be consistent during the season. Especially against strong defenses. Their defense also had a solid outing. C.J. Beathard, the 49ers QB, was sacked five times. They will need to be on the same level in the next round if Cowboys want to win this match. In three previous losses, Cowboys conceded at least 35 points per game.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins Prediction:
We predict Dallas Cowboys win, but we are not sure that the duel is going to go over 50.5 margin. Cowboys win 30 – 17.