Monday Night Preview: Redskins vs. Cowboys
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Monday Night Preview: Redskins vs. Cowboys
Monday December 7th, 2015

The Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night in a game with significant NFC East implications.

Washington holds a half-game lead on Philadelphia and New York in the division standings, and a win would extend it to a full game. Washington opened as a field goal favorite, but the line is up to four points at some sportsbooks monitored by The moneyline has Washington between -180 and -200, and Dallas between +160 and +170.

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Washington has dominated this series against the spread, but struggled to actually win games. They are 8-2 against the spread but just 4-6 straight up in the last ten meetings. They are 4-1 ATS in their last five hosting Dallas, but 2-3 SU in that span according to the OddsShark NFL Database.

The favorite is 3-7 ATS in the last ten matchups between these two teams. This marks the first time since 2012 Washington is favored at home against Dallas, and only the second time since 2007.

Dallas enters the game 3-8 SU and ATS, and coming off a bad 33-14 Thanksgiving loss to the Carolina Panthers. Dallas is 2-7 ATS and 1-8 SU in its last nine games.

The one SU win came two weeks ago against the Miami Dolphins. That was Tony Romo’s first game back from a shoulder injury. He injured the shoulder again during the Thanksgiving loss, and is likely finished for the year. Dallas was 0-7 SU and 1-6 ATS in the seven games Romo missed.

Washington enters the game 5-6 SU and ATS, and coming off a 20-14 home win over the New York Giants. Washington is 4-2 ATS at home, including their last two games.

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The Redskins will be without inside linebacker Perry Riley due to a foot injury. They will have most of their cornerbacks available, but dealing with injuries. DeAngelo Hall is probable with a toe injury, and Will Blackmon is probable with shoulder and hip issues. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson missed Saturday’s practice with an illness, but is probable and expected to play.

The point total is set at 42 at the sportsbooks. The total has gone UNDER in four of the last five meetings between these two teams, as well as in six of the last eight matchups in Washington. The total has gone UNDER in five of Dallas’ last six road games, and in four of Washington’s last six home games.

The OddsShark Computer predicts a slim Washington victory, by a final score of 22.5-22. That would provide for the Dallas cover, and the OVER.

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