The Washington Redskins travel to Dallas December 19th to take on the resurgent Dallas Cowboys in a meaningless NFC East game. The Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys rivalry is as storied as their namesakes.
Both the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins are coming off narrow losses on their home fields. The Washington Redskins loss may have been the more devastating loss. They lost their game on a botched field goal to lose to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17-16. The Dallas Cowboys lost a hard fought game to the Philadelphia Eagles 30-27.
Washington Redskins Defense vs Dallas Cowboys Offense
Albert Haynesworth is done with the Washington Redskins and since that annoyance is now behind the team it is time for this defense to move onwards and upwards. There is no other place to go but up with this defense. They are as the worst defense in the NFL at the moment. They are allowing a staggering 400 yards per game on defense and it may be just as bad in this game with a Dallas Cowboys offense that is much improved.
The Dallas Cowboys found their running game over the last few weeks and this game could be another opportunity to run the ball down another teams throats. Jon Kitna is filling in admirably for Tony Romo this season and he is actually putting together a season that will rival any of Romo’s past few seasons.
The loss of Dez Bryant does hurt this team but they have plenty of bullets left in their chamber. The pass offense is still accumulating over 275 yards per game through the air. The Dallas Cowboys offense has the edge over the Washington Redskins defense.
Dallas Cowboys Defense vs Washington Redskins Offense
The Dallas Cowboys defense has been decent against the run yielding over 110 yards on the ground. The biggest issue for the Dallas Cowboys is their cover corners. Many NFL teams this year have picked on the weak corners of this Dallas Cowboys and they are giving up over 244 yards per game though the air.
Before Wade Phillips dismissal there were several games in which the defense was called out for quitting on plays and allowing scores. Mike Jenkins was singled out on one score in the Dallas Cowboys last loss under the leadership of the Dallas Cowboys.
Donovan McNabb has led his Washington Redskins offense through adversity and scrutiny all season. McNabb is the type of quarterback that lets criticism and speculation deflect to others that have rabbit ears. McNabb has ran the Washington Redskins offense with only one wide receiver that is a legitimate deep ball threat, Santana Moss. He also has not had a consistent running back all season behind him the back field. The Dallas Cowboys defense has the edge over the Washington Redskins offense.
Washington Redskins vs Dallas Cowboys -6: Pick Against the Spread & Breakdown
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook has made the Dallas Cowboys a prohibitive six point favorite over their NFC East rivals the Washington Redskins. The Dallas Cowboys have reinvented themselves since under the guidance of their new head coach Jason Garrett. They are now a run oriented squad and have taken pride in their new found ability to run the ball. Take the Dallas Cowboys -6 over the Washington Redskins.
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