A few weeks ago, this wouldn’t have been considered a big game, but now that one team is on a hot streak, and the other has been fairly inconsistent, this one could have big playoff implications.
FedEx Field will be the host of this huge NFC East showdown, as the red-hot Washington Football Team will take on the division-leading Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. It’s time to take a look at both teams and how they arrive to this match so you can bet against their NFL odds.
NFL Betting Preview for Dallas Cowboys vs WFT
Just a few weeks ago, many were ready to concede the division to Dallas. But after a few rough weeks, the Cowboys weren’t able to pull away from everyone. As for the Washington Football Team, after a terrible start to the season, many were ready to write them off.
But now that they’re on a four-game winning streak and are only two games behind the Cowboys in the East, this game becomes huge for both teams. With a win, Washington can pull within one game of Dallas for the division.
However, if Dallas wins, not only will that put them three games ahead in the division race, but it will also put a huge damper on Washington’s chance for a Wild Card berth as their record will fall to 6-7.
Washington Football Team Analysis
After starting the season 2-6, the WFT has reeled off four straight wins against Tampa Bay, Carolina, Seattle, and Las Vegas. Taylor Heinicke has come up big in some crucial situations for Washington. He led a late comeback drive to beat Las Vegas last weekend.
Unfortunately for Washington, they suffered a big loss in the win. Tight end Logan Thomas had just returned from injury and had a great game but suffered a season-ending torn ACL.
Many experts predicted that Washington would have one of the top defenses in the league to start the season. Those experts didn’t look good early on, as Washington’s defense was one of the worst in the league to start the season.
They still have some flaws, but they’ve done better in recent weeks. They’ll have their hands full on Sunday, as Dallas will bring one of the top offenses in the game to FedEx Field.
Dallas Cowboys Analysis
While the Dallas offense has struggled recently, they seem to be getting things back in order. Dak Prescott should have a full arsenal of weapons ready for Washington.
Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, and Michael Gallup will all be available. Tony Pollard has looked like the lead back as of late, but don’t tell that to Ezekiel Elliott.
The Dallas defense has been a pleasant surprise this season. Going into the season, many thought that the defense would be the downfall of the Cowboys, but the defense has actually been their biggest strength this season.
With rookie linebacker Micah Parsons leading the way, the Dallas defense has put pressure on the opposing quarterbacks and have made things difficult for their offense.
Dallas is the road favorite in this one, as the oddsmakers have made them a four-point favorite. We think that the Cowboys will pull out the victory, but it’ll be with a late field goal. The Cowboys won’t cover the spread.