Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys Betting Odds

Written by:
Dan Shapiro
Published on:
Sep/27/2008
Dallas Cowboys

Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys betting odds opened at -10 and have hovered between -10 ½ and -11 in favor of the home team Cowboys.

It's interesting to point out that around 65 percent of the action was going the Redskins way.

The home team has won the last five games in this series. Washington pummeled Dallas last year at home but that was the final game of the regular season. The two previous games were not won by more than 5 points. Dallas has only beaten Washington by more than the current spread twice in ten games. In fact, the underdog is 17-4 ATS in their last 21 meetings.

Two very telling stats against the Cowboys: They are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC East.

The Redskins, meanwhile, are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. NFC and 21-8-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.

Dallas (3-0) displayed a nice combination of offense and defense last Sunday night at undefeated Green Bay, where it won 27-16. The Cowboys rushed for 217 yards and passed for 236, and the defense kept the Packers out of the end zone until the final two minutes when the outcome was already decided.

"We're slowly starting to jell and that's huge as we get farther along in the season," defensive tackle Tank Johnson said. "That's what the regular season is for, jelling for the postseason."

Washington defeated Arizona 24-17 last Sunday, when Jason Campbell connected on a 17-yard TD pass to Santana Moss with just over 12 minutes to go in the fourth quarter for the winning score.

"After the game against the Giants, we said that the next two games were must wins," tight end Chris Cooley said. "I think that if we continue winning, we will look back and say that this was when we became a good team."

The win came at a price, however.

Taylor was kicked in the calf in the second quarter of the game, and early Monday morning he went to Virginia Hospital Center, where a mass of blood near his ankle was diagnosed as compartmental syndrome. A couple hours later, doctors cut a 6-inch incision into Taylor's calf to drain blood that, left untreated, might have led to nerve or tissue damage and even paralysis, limb loss or death.

While the pressing medical issue was solved, Taylor will be sidelined for Sunday's game, ending his consecutive games streak at 133 -- the seventh longest among active players.

"He's going to be fine," Washington coach Jim Zorn said.

Offensively, the Redskins will be looking for another steady performance from Campbell, who had a league-high eight lost fumbles last season, but has yet to commit a turnover this year.

Campbell, who has thrown for 647 yards and four touchdowns, was 33 of 54 for 348 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the loss at Texas Stadium last season.

Running back Clinton Portis, who has 248 yards and three touchdowns, was limited to 36 yards on 12 attempts in last season's loss to the Cowboys.

Gambling911.com believes the Dallas line should be -10 and historic stats suggest Washington should be able to cover here.

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Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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