Over the last few seasons, the NFC East has been one of the weakest divisions in football. That might well be about to change, though, as the Philadelphia Eagles look like a legitimate contender in the early going, plus we have 3 of the 4 teams currently sitting above .500, albeit after just 3 weeks of the season in the books. We might well see things change this weekend, though, with the Dallas Cowboys set to host the Washington Commanders, the lone team in the division sitting below .500, in a divisional matchup that is important, even at this early stage in the season. Will the Commanders be able to win and get back to .500, or will the Cowboys continue to win with Cooper Rush in as the backup QB? The bookies have the Cowboys in as a modest 3-point favorite, with the point total for this game set at 41. Let’s take a look at both teams and how they arrive to this Washington vs Dallas matchup so you can bet against their NFL Odds.
NFL Week 4 Betting Preview for Washington Commanders vs Dallas Cowboys
Washington at Dallas Game info:
- When: Sunday, Oct 2 at 1 PM EST
- Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington
- TV: FOX
Why bet on the Washington Commanders
The season started well enough for the Commanders, as they went out and beat the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1. They then lost to a resurgent Detroit Lions team before getting easily swept aside by the Philadelphia Eagles last weekend. It has been diminishing return for the Commanders each week, with their 8 points last weekend a season low. I think they have a chance to get going again versus the Cowboys, but how does this team look from a betting standpoint? Well, they are just 3-9 SU in their last 12 meetings with Dallas, as well as being 2-5 ATS in their last 7 versus the Cowboys. October has not been a great month for them, covering just once in their last 5 in this month. The UNDER has been a good bet, with 10 of their last 15 overall going that route.
Why bet on the Dallas Cowboys
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made headlines earlier this week by stating that he would welcome a QB controversy in Dallas. While some saw that as a slight against Dak Prescott, all that he meant was that Cooper Rush continuing to deliver the goods as the backup would put the Cowboys in a very good spot. Make no mistake about it, this team will be handed back to Prescott the moment he is able to return to the field. For now, Dallas will be hoping that Rush continues to deliver the goods and lead this team to victory. They have now won 2 in a row, including a big win over the Giants last weekend. The Cowboys have been money when playing conference games, covering the spread in 12 of their last 15. While the UNDER has been trending for Dallas, it should be noted that 10 of the last 13 meetings with Washington have gone OVER the point total.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
A loss here for Washington would put them in a very tough spot in the division, which I think is exactly where they will be after this game. I like Dallas to win and cover, and I also like the OVER to hit in this one.
NFL Week 4 Betting Pick: Washington Commanders 20 Dallas Cowboys 27