Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins Monday Night Football Week 13 Preview
The line in the best online sportsbooks for the Cowboys and Redskins game this coming Monday Night Football, is pretty accurate. The Redskins are the -4.5 favorites as they are facing a troubled Dallas team on week 13.
For a moment, during the days leading up to week 12, there was a sense of optimism surrounding the Cowboys camp, they were even considered by some of the top sportsbooks as the favorites against the undefeated Carolina Panthers. Tony Romo was coming back. Flash-forward to now, Cowboys lost, Romo got injured, and it seems like the dark cloud hovering over Dallas just got a bit darker. Now they travel to Washington to face their bitter rivals.
The Redskins, despite a losing record of 5-6 are leading the NFC East. Despite falling victim to a thrashing from the mighty Redskins, they were able to bounce back against the NY Giants. The major turn around they had for that game was a real improvement on their defensive end, they were able to neutralize Eli Manning and capitalize on offense. On paper, the Cowboys (minus Tony Romo, that is), appear to be a lesser threat than the Giants. Washington as the opportunity of delivering another blow to the groggy Cowboys, in what should be a knock-out.
Can the Cowboys win? Well, it is possible, but very unlikely. Pundits and line makers on the best online sportsbooks, seem to think that the outcome of this game depends if the Redskins choke or not, there isn’t that much optimism when it comes for the Cowboys on winning this game by their own merit. Sad, but true.
Another reason why the Redskins are considered as the favorites is their home field advantage. Currently Washington holds a 5-1 winning record in FedEx Field. At home they are looking pretty strong. Washington will be aiming to end their regular season strong to get ready for a challenging playoff.
As for wagering purposes, the best online sportsbooks and wagering sites, are not anticipating a heavy beating. The Cowboys, despite all their obstacles, will try to hold on and keep the Redskins from taking the W easily. However, Washington will still be able to dominate them and establish a lead from early on. Expect this game to be close up until half time. But you will see the Redskins take the lead on the third and keep their distance as they will win 21-14.