The Dallas Cowboys are 7-points home faves against the Washington Redskins, per sport betting sites. This is the most unfavored the Skins have been by the best online sportsbooks this season. The reason for that is the loss of starting QB Alex Smith. Texans Kareem Jackson and J. J. Watt apparently decided to commemorate Joe Theisman’s legendary injury by breaking Smith’s leg. The obscure Colt McCoy will be entrusted with signal-calling duties for the time being. Meanwhile, the Redskins will reportedly hold tryouts with EJ Manuel, T.J. Yates, Mark Sanchez, Kellen Clemens and Josh Johnson. There’s a lot of low cards in that hand.
To the surprise of absolutely no one, some hack writers have already started dropping Colin Kaepernick’s name. Let it go! It’s over! Kap will be fine. He has all that Nike money. What the Skins need is Doc Brown’s Delorean so they can go back and not let Kirk Cousins go.
Betting Washington Redskins
This just in: the Redskins will sign Mark Sanchez as McCoy’s backup. But as I write below, Mark Sanchez or Marky Mark, the difference is negligible. And Jerry Brewer of the Washington Post agrees with me. Or I with him. “It has been a year of minimized quarterback dependence for Washington,” Brewer writes. “Of the 11 starting quarterbacks who have winning records this season, Smith ranked last in passing yards (2,180) and in passer rating (85.7).” Smith’s assets are of the intangible kind. He has a certain je ne sais quoi, as the French say. McCoy, on the other hand, is a je ne sais quoi. But “McCoy doesn’t have to imitate Tom Brady or Drew Brees for the next six weeks because the Washington offense isn’t designed to have a Brady or Brees.” He just has to be a game manager like Smith is. Or was.
Betting Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys are looking to string three wins in a row for the first time since last year. They defeated the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles – two once-great teams – back-to-back. As a result, the Boys are back into playoff contention. According to sport betting sites, Dallas is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games when playing at home against Washington. The Cowboys also are 17-5 SU in their last 22 games when playing at home against the Skins.
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys NFL Week 12 Betting Preview
- Date: November 22
- Time: 3:30 p.m. CT
- Venue: AT&T Stadium
Odds from GTBets.eu:
- Washington Redskins +7 (EV) 40½ (-112) +289
- Dallas Cowboys -7 (-120) 40½ (-108) -360
- Washington is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Washington’s last 14 games
- Dallas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Dallas’s last 19 games
- Dallas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys
The Skins offense was already bad enough to make you wonder how they even have a winning record. And the answer is defense. Washington only averages 19.7 points per game. But they allow just 19.8 points per game. And just 95.7 rushing yards per game. Which we all know is Dallas’ only offensive strength. It really makes no difference who starts at QB for the Redskins. Alex Smith, Colt McCoy, or even El Kap Guevara for that matter. It’s the defense that wins games for the Skins. I’m just saying this, sport betting sites users. If Smith’s injury was the only reason you were going to bet on the Cowboys, then you need to find a better reason.