Washington Redskins vs Dallas Cowboys NFL Week 12 Betting Preview

Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 11.20.01 AMThe Dallas Cowboys have won their last nine games and they look to keep it going this afternoon when they wage war with the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The Skins enter this game at 6-3-1 and are off a 42-24 rout of Green Bay at home, while the Cowboys come in at 9-1 and are off a 27-17 home win over Baltimore. This game has a start time of 4:30 pm EST.

Vegas odds have the Cowboys listed as 7 point favorites, while the total has been set at 51. This contest will be televised on FOX with a start time of 4:30 pm EST.

Breaking Down The Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins started their season with two straight home losses, but have since gone 6-1-1 in their last 8 games, including a 42-24 rout of Green Bay last sunday night. One of of their two early losses were vs these Cowboys as they fell 27-23 in that game, so they will be looking for some payback in this game. The Skins outgained Dallas in that game 432-380 and had a lead till 4:45 left in the 4th quarter, but just couldn’t close the deal. Kirk Cousins has had a very solid year so far and he threw for 364 yards with one TD and one INT in the first meeting. Overall, he has thrown for 3091 yards with 17 TDs and 7 INTs and his QBR of 98.8 is 10th best in the league. He leads an offense that comes in ranked 2nd in the league in total offense, 3rd in passing 10th in rushing and 9th in scoring, putting up 25.4 ppg so far. Very solid offense overall, but they will be going up against a very solid defense in this one. The Redskins have had their struggles at times on defense as they rank 23rd in total yards allowed, 18th vs the pass, 22nd vs the run and 18th in points allowed, giving up 23.3 ppg. They need to clean that defense up here, especially that run defense or they will fall to Dallas for the 2nd time this season.

Trends: The Redskins have gone 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games, but just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The Over is 11-1 in their last 12 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game, while the Under is 12-4 in their last 16 games in Week 12.

Breaking Down The Dallas Cowboys

This is the team that started it all for Dallas and rookie QB dak Prescott. Well, the team that started the win streak for them anyway. Dallas started off their year with a 20-19 home loss to the Giants and then the following week they went to the Nation’s Capital and won 27-23 on a late TD run by Alfred Morris. The Cowboys haven’t lost since as they have rattled off nine straight wins and at 9-1 they now have the best record in the league. Dak Prescott picked up his first career win in that earlier match and he hit 22 of 30 passes for 292 yards in the game. He now has the thrown for 2640 yards with 17 TDs and just 2 INTs, while posting a QBR of 108.6, which is 4th in the league. He could be in line for rookie of the year, but they also have another rookie who may have something to say about that as all Ezekiel Elliott has done in his first year so far has been to lead the league in rushing with 1102 yards, while also posting 10 TDs, which is 5th in the league. Those two lead an offense that comes in ranked 4th in total offense, 15th in passing 2nd in rushing and 3rd in scoring, putting up 28.5 ppg. Dallas has scored at least 27 points in 6 straight games. On defense, this has been a solid team as well as they come in ranked 13th in total yards allowed, 21st vs the pass, 3rd vs the run and 6th in points allowed, giving up just 18.7 ppg. That pass defense will really need to step up here vs cousins and company.     

Trends:  The Cowboys have gone 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS win and 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game, but they are just 1-8 ATS their last 9 home games in the series, while the favorite is 9-28 ATS the last 37 games in this series. The Over is 8-3 in their last 11 vs. the NFC East, while the Under is 12-3 in their last 15 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.

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