The Washington Redskins are still on top of the NFC East with a 6-3 record, but the Dallas Cowboys are breathing heavily down their necks. The 5-5 Cowboys are on a win streak for the first time this season, and they will try to sustain it against the Redskins, who just lost Alex Smith for the entire season. But will Colt McCoy prove that he can just be as effective – if not better than – as Smith under center?
Betting Preview for the Washington Redskins vs Dallas Cowboys NFL Week 12 Game on November 22, 2018
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington
When: Thursday, November 22, 2018, 4:30 PM ET
Line: Washington Redskins (+8) vs Dallas Cowboys (-8) – view all 2018 NFL lines
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Washington Redskins (6-4)
The Redskins just lost starting quarterback Alex Smith for the rest of the season. Yikes. Smith suffered a gruesome leg injury during Sunday’s 23-21 loss to the Houston Texans at home. The silver lining for the Redskins is that they still have Colt McCoy as their emergency backup QB. McCoy stepped in for Smith and went 6-of-12 for 54 yards and a touchdown. McCoy has been part of head coach Jay Gruden’s system for five years, so there shouldn’t be any problem for the former Texas Longhorns star in terms of familiarizing himself with the team’s playbook. Smith’s absence also means that Redskins running back Adrian Peterson may have a dramatic increase in his workload in the coming rematch with the Cowboys. Washington is 10th in the NFL with 121.2 rushing yards per game, and that respectable ground production has a lot to do with Peterson, who rushed for 51 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries against Houston. Back in Week 7’s 20-17 home win over Dallas, the future Hall of Famer tailback burned the turf for 99 of the team’s 130 rushing yards on 16 carries.
The Redskins are 3-1 ATS in their last four road games.
Betting on the Dallas Cowboys (5-5)
For the first time this season, the Cowboys have won in consecutive fashion. After a 27-20 road win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 10, the Cowboys took down the Atlanta Falcons on the road again, 22-19, to give themselves momentum as they head back home for a Week 12 tussle with the banged-up Redskins. Against the Falcons, Dallas running back Ezekiel was almost like a one-wrecking crew. Elliott had 122 rushing yards and a score on 23 carries. He also led the Cowboys in production downfield with 79 receiving yards on seven receptions. Elliott will look to come up with a similar production this Thursday against the Redskins, who held them to only 33 rushing yards in the first encounter between the two teams. With Amari Cooper giving the Cowboys a lethal weapon this time around, Elliott should attract lesser attention from the Redskins’ defense than he did in Week 7. The Cowboys’ defense has also stepped up of late, having allowed an average of 19.5 points over their last two games – both against legitimate NFC title contenders.
The Cowboys are 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five games against Washington, and are 3-1 SU and 2-2 ATS when playing at home so far this season.
Dallas fans have something to give thanks for, as the Cowboys win, 24-20.
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