..

Redskins-Cowboys Line Still -7: Donovan McNabb Benched

Written by:
Dan Shapiro
Published on:
Dec/17/2010
Donovan McNabb

The Redskins-Cowboys line was holding at -7 in favor of Dallas even after news emerged Friday night that Washington would be benching their quarterback Donovan McNabb Sunday. 

While this game will still attract legions of fans, it is meaningless in terms of the Playoffs as Philadelphia and New York hold a strong lead in the NFC East. 

The game will also attract gamblers.  Nearly 90 percent of the backing for both the spread and money line was going towards Dallas.

Mike Shanahan announced Rex Grossman as his starter for the rest of the season effective with Sunday’s game in Dallas. There is no guarantee that McNabb will be returning to Washington next season.   He is actually set to drop to third-string behind John Beck for the last two games of the season.

"I also told him," Shanahan said, "that I cannot guarantee him that he will be back next year."

McNabb has thrown a career-high 15 interceptions and ranking 25th in the NFL with a 77.1 rating.

McNabb's agent, Fletcher Smith, told ESPN that the Redskins' decision is "disrespectful to Donovan. He has not been more disrespected his whole career than he has this season. It's absolutely ridiculous."

Asked if getting McNabb was a mistake, Shanahan said: "I think there's a lot of mistakes that you make. You really don't know if you made a mistake, but if you do make one, you make it and you go on. What I want to do is evaluate where we're at at the end of the season, then I will tell you if we erred or not."

McNabb did not comment Friday, saying "No! No! No!" to reporters as he entered Redskins Park after practice.

McNabb was benched only once during his 11 year tenure in Philadelphia. 

- Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com

Football News News

Latest Deshaun Watson Odds as 21 Lawsuits Filed

Latest Deshaun Watson Odds as 21 Lawsuits Filed

With two more lawsuits filed against the Texans star quarterback Deshaun Watson, we ask if he still has betting value on the trade front.

NFL Owners Approve 17 Game Schedule - An Extra Week of Betting

NFL Owners Approve 17 Game Schedule - An Extra Week of Betting

NFL owners approved the expansion of the regular season to 17 games Tuesday as a means of generating added revenue.  The move also helps boost business for sportsbooks.

Top 10 Trades Heat Up NFL Draft Talk

Top 10 Trades Heat Up NFL Draft Talk

The NFL Draft is still a month away, but this weekend, the free-agent frenzy took a backseat to draft talk as the top third of the draft order was shaken up by a pair of blockbuster trades.

Is Bovada Legal in Alabama? 2019 Tide Early Outlook

Is Bovada Legal in Alabama? 2019 Tide Early Outlook

With so many folks in Alabama looking to bet on their beloved Crimson Tide this coming College Football season, we ask if Bovada is legal in their state.  The answer is a resounding YES and, even better, there are many other top online sportsbooks accessible from Alabama.

Cleveland St. Vikings vs. Houston Cougars Prop Bets - 2021 NCAA Tournament

Cleveland St. Vikings vs. Houston Cougars Prop Bets - 2021 NCAA Tournament

(15) Cleveland St. vs (2) Houston featured a line of Houston -20.

Syndicate