Dallas Cowboys @ Washington Redskins | Betting Tip (15-09-2019)
Statistical information, performance, best odds and betting tips for Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Redskins for NFL. Analysis with head to head comparison and forecast by football experts.
|Cowboys by 5.0 by|
|WAS +195; DAL -235 by|
Dallas Cowboys – Washington Redskins | Prediction, Odds & Tips
Fans of the Washington Redskins were pleasantly surprised at how well Case Keenum played against a good Eagles defense last week. But then they also have to be wondering why the offense and defense disappeared in the second half.
They will have to play a more complete game against the Cowboys, especially with how Dak Prescott was slinging the ball around, if they are going to have a shot against their old rival.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins Preview
Few things tend to bring the best out of a football team quite like facing a hated rival. Through the years, no matter how bad they were doing otherwise, the Redskins and Cowboys have always managed to find a way to be competitive against each other.
If their respective performances in Week One are any indication, this game could be an aerial assault. Case Keenum threw for 380 yards and three touchdowns (vs. the Eagles) while Dak Prescott threw for over 400 and four touchdowns (vs. the Giants).
However, while Keenum had less of a day, he did most of his damage in the first half against a good Eagles defense. Prescott decimated a weak Giants defense. It is also worth noting that both defenses allowed over 300 yards passing.
So, a case could be made that both teams could have success throwing the ball. But it will be interesting to see how much of a load the Cowboys give Elliot in Week Two. It will also be interesting to see how the Redskins try to utilize Adrian Peterson with Derrius Guice out with an injury.
If Washington can establish the run, this one could be interesting.
Dallas Cowboys News
The Cowboys were certainly glad to have Ezekiel Elliot on the field last week against the Giants. They didn’t give him a full workload, though, since he just joined the team last week after his contract extension was finalized.
But, as it turns out, they didn’t need him to control the flow of the game. Dak Prescott and the surprisingly potent passing attack had that covered. New offensive coordinator Kellen Moore called all the right plays as Prescott, and the offense executed them to the tune of 494 total yards of offense and five touchdowns.
“I don’t know if we ran a play that hasn’t been a part of our offense, but credit to Kellen for dialing them up. They’re definitely different in the way we’re presenting them,” Prescott said after the game, via DallasNews.com. “We’re getting our best athletes in open space. We’re gonna do the things we’re good at.”
The defense held the Giants to just 17 points. But there has to be some concern over how much offense the Giants generated. New York ended up producing 470 yards of offense with EliManning throwing for 306 yards and a touchdown (30-44). Saquon Barkley ended the day with 120 yards on the ground with only 11 carries.
Washington Redskins News
Washington fans were pretty unsure about how their offense would look based off how it performed in the preseason. For a half, it looked pretty good against one of the better defenses in the league Sunday. Case Keenum was on fire, and the defense did a tremendous job against a tough Eagles offense.
But then everything went south in the second half. The offense couldn’t get out of its own way. The defense couldn’t get off the field and made a few costly mistakes as well. Defensive back Josh Gordon talked about the defensive issues in the second half after the game (via Redskins.com):
“I’m tired. I’m tired right now. When you don’t have that surge up front, that’s just fact there… You have to put guys away. You have to shut the door.”
It may be harder to get a push against the Dallas offensive line this week with Jonathan Allen out with a knee injury. The team will also be without the services of running back Derrius Guice who also went down with a knee injury.
But with Guice out, there will be no reason for Adrian Peterson to be a healthy scratch like he was last week.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins Head-to-Head
The Cowboys and Redskins have faced off 118 times over the years since the Cowboys joined the league back in 1960. Of those 118 games, the Cowboys have won 71 of them next to 45 for the Redskins. Twice the game ended in a tie.
They have played in the playoffs twice; Washington won both. Dallas has won five of the last six played in Washington (but lost last year, 20-17) and seven of the previous ten.
Odds and Predictions
Dallas fans will look at this game and expect another easy win, but if the Cowboys do not take the Redskins seriously, they could be in for a close game. The Cowboys defense is going to have to shut down Adrian Peterson early and not let Case Keenum heat up. Many of Eli Manning’s yards came late in the game when the outcome was already decided, so they should be able to do it.
If they let Keenum heat up, it could be a long day for the Dallas defense. But if they don’t, and Dak Prescott and the Dallas offense are half as good as they were last week, this game could be another easy win for the Cowboys.
But if Keenum does heat up, this is going to be a close one. However, Redskins fans shouldn’t count on it.
Look for Prescott to come back down to Earth a little. But also for the Cowboys to win this one with ease. Take Dallas to win (-235), straight up and against the spread (-5). As for the over/under (44.0), with how both offenses looked in Week One, take the over.
Dallas fans will like the money line over at 888sport.com a little better (-220) as well as the spread (-4.5). Anyone that feels this is going to be a defensive-minded game may want to take the under on the total at BetOnline.ag (46.5).
Our Dallas Cowboys @ Washington Redskins Betting Tip:
With how Keenum played in Denver last season, it is hard to trust he will perform well again this week. So, don’t count on Washington to make a game of this one. Take Dallas to win without hesitation.