On Sunday, one of the NFL’s best rivalries takes place when the Dallas Cowboys host the Washington Football Team. Dallas beat the WFT 27-20 in Week 14. Just two weeks later the two NFC East opponents throw down again. A loss ends the Football Team’s playoff chances. Will Dallas complete the sweep over their biggest rivals? Or will D.C. get it done on the road? Check out the NFL odds, analysis, and a free pick for Washington at Dallas.
Washington vs. Cowboys Game Information
- When: Sunday, December 26, 2021, 8:20 PM ET
- Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
- TV: NBC
- Radio: The Team 980 AM (Washington) / KRLD-FM 105.3 THE FAN (Cowboys)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: Washington (+10.5) / Cowboys (-10.5)
Why Bet on the Washington Football Team?
On Thursday, the WFT got some good news. Starting quarterback Taylor Heinicke had to sit out the loss to the Eagles due to testing positive for Covid, but on Thursday, Heinicke cleared coronavirus protocols, which means he will start for D.C. against the Boys. Heinicke has had a decent season. He’s thrown for 2,931 yards.
Up to the terrible performance against the Cowboys, Washington’s QB1 had completed over 70% of his passes in 4 straight, all wins. The WFT ranks 20 th in yards and points per game. Washington averages 329.1 yards and 20.2 points each contest.
The WFT’s defense is great against the rush, 103.9 yards per, and terrible against the pass, 260.6 each game. Washington is hoping starting safety Kendall Fuller clears Covid protocols before this game. If he does, the WFT’s pass defense should play much better than it did against the Eagles on Tuesday. Opponents average 25.1 points per against D.C. So Fuller’s return would be a big deal.
Why Bet on the Dallas Cowboys?
All season, Dallas has had one of the best offenses in the NFL. The Cowboys average 403.3 yards per game, ranking first in the league. Dak Prescott averages 275 passing yards each game. Prescott has thrown for 3,598 yards and 25 touchdowns. He’s completing over 68% of his passes. Running back Ezekiel Elliott has had a fantastic season. Zeke has scored 9 TDs and rushed for 862 yards.
Dallas has a good defense. Even though the Cowboys give up a lot of yards, 356.9 per game, they don’t give up a ton of points, 20.9 each contest. Rookie Micah Parsons will win NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, Parsons has recorded 12 sacks. Parsons often roams free because teams are worried about DE DeMarcus Lawrence and linebacker Leighton Vander Esch. The Boys have produced 31 takeaways this season, which ranks first ahead of the Colts with 30.
Washington vs. Cowboys Betting Trends
- WFT is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog.
- Washington is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 versus the NFC East.
- Under is 14-3 in Washington’s last 17 versus a team with a winning record.
- Cowboys are 11-1 ATS in their last 12 versus the NFC.
- Dallas is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- The totals went over in two of the Raiders’ last four games against the Broncos.
Washington vs. Cowboys Expert Betting Predictions
Injuries add to the unpredictability of the game. Multiple starters on the doubtful register keep the deficit close between the two teams. Nevertheless, the Broncos come into the game with a slight advantage. They produced more wins in recent weeks and displayed more consistency. Of course, the Raiders have enough in the tank to cover the spread and even take the win. Holding onto home-field advantage will help in their efforts as well. Ultimately, we look forward to a game that can go down the wire until the final quarter.
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