NFL PREVIEW AT YOUWAGER: REDSKINS VS. COWBOYS

Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys

Kickoff: Sunday, at 8:30PM Eastern

Line: Dallas -5.5 Total: 52.5

This Sunday, online bettors get to play the adult version of Cowboys and Indians.

Even though the Washington Redskins have covered the spread the last 6 times they faced the Dallas Cowboys, they are posted as 5.5 underdogs at YouWager for Sunday’s game in Dallas. The Cowboys are 5-15 against the spread in their last 20 games at home.

The Cowboys come to this contest after a tough 51-48 loss to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Dallas, like Washington, has struggled defensively in the 2013 NFL football wagering season. Dallas has allowed opponents to claim 478 yards and more in 3 of 5 games. Both San Diego and Denver generated more than 500 yards in their games against Dallas. Unfortunately, the Cowboys have not been able to mount a very effective pass rush this season. To be fair, Dallas has faced some of the strongest air attacks in the league. Internet sportsbook bettors see flaws in the secondary. Fortunately, the other side of the ball looks much better. Against Denver, Dallas quarterback Tony Romo threw for 506 yards and 5 touchdowns. He also threw an interception. But Romo has only turned the ball over 3 times in 5 starts. With 135-of-188 passing, for 1,523 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions, Romo’s record keeps getting better and better. Romo’s best receivers, Dez Bryant and Jason Witten scored 3 of the 5 touchdowns Dallas scored against Washington last season.

Last season, the Redskins won both of their games against Dallas. At home, the score was 28-18. At Dallas, they won 38-31. Washington is 6-0 against the spread in Dallas, and they are 11-2 against the spread in their last 13 games. While Washington’s passing offense appears to be fairly solid, Robert Griffin III has not shown football bettors the kind of form he is supposedly capable of now with his repaired knee. Washington won their last game 24-14 against the Oakland Raiders, and they covered the spread as favorites. The Total was a nice payoff for Under bettors. Like the Cowboys, the Redskins seem to be doing OK with injuries at this point. But Washington hasn’t been very successful covering the spread this season. They are 1-3 straight up and against the spread for 2013. Yet the Redskins have covered 6 games in a row against the Cowboys. NFL analysts at YouWager remind us that the Redskins started slowly in 2012. In 9 games, they were 3-6, but they won their last 7 and the NFC East title. Two of those wins were against the Cowboys. Online oddsmakers will be watching closely to see just how well Washington’s defense performs against the Dallas offense. While losing to Philadelphia, Green Bay, and Detroit, Washington gave up, on average, 488 yards and 37.2 points per game. Against Oakland, Washington only allowed 298 yards and one offensive touchdown. Last season, the Skins intercepted Tony Romo 5 times in those 2 games.

This game can be seen as a contest between the Cowboys offense, which is currently rated number two in the league and averaging 28 points per game, and the Redskins defense, which only ranks 27th in the NFL. At YouWager, the Cowboys are 5.5 point favorites. The Total is 52.5. Game time on Sunday is 8:30PM Eastern.

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