The Dallas Cowboys are on the verge of getting eliminated from playoff contention. They no longer control their own fate, as they need to beat the Washington Redskins this coming Sunday and hope that the Philadelphia Eagles lose to sneak into the playoffs. The Redskins definitely would love to inflict some pain on their rival so expect them to give Dallas a serious fight in the final week of the regular season.
Betting Preview for the Washington Redskins vs Dallas Cowboys NFL Regular Season Week 17 Game on December 29, 2019
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington
When: Sunday, December 29, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
Line: Washington Redskins (+10.5) vs. Dallas Cowboys (-10.5) – view all 2019 NFL lines
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Washington Redskins (3-12)
With nothing left to play other than pride and positioning in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Redskins will make a switch at the quarterback position. Instead of rookie Dwayne Haskins, the Redskins will start veteran and Week 1 starter, Case Keenum. The Redskins actually have a good reason to make such a move, as Haskins sustained a high-ankle sprain in Week 16’s 41-25 overtime loss to the New York Giants at home. Keenum put up a respectable performance in Week 2’s 31-21 loss at home to the Cowboys, completing 26 of 37 passes for 221 passing yards and two touchdowns without an interception. He teamed up with rookie wideout Terry McLaurin to gash the Cowboys’ defense. McLaurin had 62 receiving yards and a touchdown on five catches in that game. The former Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver has gotten better since. McLaurin had 216 receiving yards and a touchdown on 12 catches in the past two Washington outings.
The over is 2-0 in the last two games of the Redskins, who are averaging just 16.7 points per contest.
Betting on the Dallas Cowboys (7-8)
The Cowboys don’t have to panic, but it’s understandable if they are feeling incredible pressure right now, especially head coach Jason Garrett, who could be losing his job despite reportedly still having the trust of the franchise’s management. The Cowboys are coming off a 17-9 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on the road last Sunday, which slid them down to no. 2 in the NFC East and out of the current playoff picture in the conference. As usual, it was the Cowboys’ pass defense that’s as sturdy as a wet paper bag that hurt them. Carson Wentz was able to throw for 313 passing yards. The Cowboys’ offense also stalled. Dak Prescott went 25 for 44 for 265 passing yards and zero touchdowns, while the ground attack churned out a measly total of 54 rushing yards on 16 carries. For a team with someone like Amari Cooper downfield and Ezekiel Elliott in the backfield, what the Cowboys did on the attack last Sunday was head-scratch inducing. That said, the Cowboys are not bad enough to struggle against the Redskins’ defense that’s functioning like a broken turnstile. The Redskins let Prescott pass for 269 yards and three touchdowns with an interception in the first meeting, while Elliott had 111 rushing yards and a touchdown on 23 carries.
The Cowboys are 5-5 against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 games.
The Cowboys win, 27-20.
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