Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Redskins Betting Tips & Picks

Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Redskins Betting Tips & Picks

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Dallas Cowboys Storylines

The Cowboys (3-3) enter Week 7 coming off their biggest win of the season, having crushed Jacksonville 40-7. For the first time all year, Dallas’ offense was clicking on all cylinders.

One of the biggest reasons for their offensive explosion was quarterback Dak Prescott’s ability to run with the ball. In Week 6, Prescott set career highs on the ground as he rushed for 82 yards and a score on 11 attempts. When Prescott carries the ball six or more times, the Cowboys are 8-2.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Cowboys are quickly becoming one of the better defenses in the NFL. Over the last two weeks, they’ve allowed a total of 23 points. One of the few reasons the Cowboys’ defense is starting to improve is because of the youth in their front seven.

Defensive tackle David Irving returned to the lineup in Week 6 and his presence was felt immediately. On his first snap since last Nov. 30, Irving record a quarterback hit. On the next play, he drew a holding call. With Irving in the lineup, Dallas is a different defense.

At linebacker, Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch have become one of the best young duos at the position in the league.

Washington Redskins Storylines

Washington (3-2) enters Week 7 with the sole lead of the NFC East. The biggest storyline in Washington this season has been their defense.

Excluding their Monday night meltdown in New Orleans, this has been one of the better defenses in the NFL. They’ve held Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton and Andrew Luck to 21 points or fewer and have stifled team’s passing attacks.

The Redskins have one of the best fronts in football, led by their two defensive linemen from Alabama, Jonathan Allen and Da’Ron Payne. As long as their secondary can hold up, this should be one of the best defenses in the league.

On offense, quarterback Alex Smith has been rock-solid, but their wide receivers have left a lot to be desired. Paul Richardson leads the receiver room in catches with 16. They’ve dealt with some injuries to the group, but it’s a unit that needs to play better.

Cowboys vs Redskins Major Injuries

Sean Lee (hamstring) continues to work his way back onto the field for the Cowboys, as he has sat out the last three games. He was able to practice this week and will likely be active on Sunday. However, expect Dallas to limit his snaps.

Cornerback Chidobe Awuzie (ankle) was active last week but did not play after spraining his ankle in the first half of Week 5. He should be active again, but expect Dallas to play second-year cornerback Jourdan Lewis ahead of him if Awuzie is compromised at all.

Wide receiver Tavon Austin (groin) will miss this contest after leaving last week’s game versus Jacksonville.

Washington could be without both starting receivers, Richardson (knee) and Jamison Crowder (foot). Both missed Wednesday and Thursday practices this week.

Starting guards Shawn Lauvao (calf) and Brandon Scherff (knee) were limited in practice this week but should be able to go. Same for running back Adrian Peterson, who is dealing with multiple injuries.

Cowboys vs Redskins Betting Tips and Picks

Here are some things for NFL betting fans to consider in this matchup:

Point Spread

Washington enters this matchup as 1.5 point favorites over the Cowboys at home, according to 888Sport. Dallas has struggled on the road this season, losing all three games straight up and going 1-2 against the spread.

On the flip side, Washington is 2-1 straight up and against the spread. These two teams are so similar that it wouldn’t be shocking to see this game go in either direction. It is likely going to be a game that won’t be decided until the last drive or two.

Given that Washington is home and Dallas has been atrocious on the road, bet the Redskins to win and cover with 888Sport.

Winner & Over/Under Parlay

The matchup between the Cowboys and Redskins has one the lowest lines of the week at 41.5 with Karamba. While it may seem tempting to pick the under in this contest given the two defenses, it is too low. This is likely going to be a low-scoring game, but one or two late scores could push this total.

Instead, parlay Redskins to win -1.5 & over 41.5 at +250 with Karamba. That seems like the best bet if you do decide to take the over.

Longest Field Goal

If you are looking for a fun prop bet in this matchup, grabbing the longest successful field goal is an interesting bet. With both teams having above average defenses, it is going to be hard for offenses to move the ball and score in the red zone.

The line for the longest successful field goal is 44.5 yards. This game features two of the better kickers in the NFL in Brett Maher and Dustin Hopkins, who have combined to make 10 of 12 kicks beyond 45 yards this season. There should be at least a few attempts beyond 44.5 yards in this one, and bet at least one to be made at -115 with 888Sport.

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