Against the Spread Monday Night Football Odds Have Dallas Favored By 10 Over Washington

Against the Spread Monday Night Football Odds Have Dallas Favored By 10 Over Washington

Against the Spread Monday Night Football Odds Have Dallas Favored By 10 Over Washington

Washington finally chalked up another win last week after going winless since week 2 and now they head to Dallas to face the hottest & arguably the best team in the league, Cowboys. Click here for more NFL betting odds.

Washington (2-5) is ranked 21st in rushing offense (696 yards through seven games), winless in the division and at the bottom of the NFC East.

Dallas (6-1) leads the league in rushing (1,118 yards), sits atop the NFC East and can mount a claim, amid its six-game winning streak, as the most dangerous team in the league. QB Tony Romo, 34, is having one of his more productive seasons (104.7 passer rating) despite being 10 months removed from back surgery.

“Anytime you’re able to run the football, that’s the quarterback’s best friend,” Dallas Coach Jason Garrett said during a conference call Thursday.

Who has the upper hand this Monday night when Dallas hosts Washington in a huge rivalry game?

Washington Stats Leaders

  • Passing: Cousins – 126-204, 1710 yds, 10 tds
  • Rushing: Morris – 115 car, 440 yds, 3 tds
  • Receiving: Jackson – 26 rec, 528 yds, 3 tds

Dallas Stats Leaders

  • Passing: Romo – 148-214, 1789 yds, 14 tds
  • Rushing: Murray – 187 car, 913 yds, 7 tds
  • Receiving: Bryant – 45 rec, 590 yds, 4 tds

Matchup: Washington at Dallas Cowboys
Date: Monday, Oct. 27th
Time: 8:30 P.M.
Arena: AT&T Stadium
Location: Dallas, Texas
TV Info: ESPN
Live Stream Info: NFL Game Center
Radio Info: Sirius XM Radio
Point Spread: Dallas -9.5
Moneyline: Washington +400/Dallas -500
Total: 49.5

Washington Vs. Dallas Against the Spread Monday Night Football Analysis

Things are not going well in Washington. The curse of the ridiculously, stupid, asinine football name might actually be real. Since a 41 to 10 victory, Washington has looked absolutely horrendous. Yes, they pulled out a victory over Tennessee 19 to 17, but they did so as a -6 point favorite.

For football handicappers backing the “Why Don’t You Just Change the Nickname Already!” team, Washington has cost them more money than they’d care to think about. Washington is an awful 2 and 5 ATS this season. They’ve gone 0 and 4 ATS in their last 4 games and they’re down to their third string quarterback in Colt McCoy. McCoy might actually be a step up from Kirk Cousins who had a 10 to 9 TD to interception ratio before being benched in the Tennessee game. Supposedly, RGIII might be ready to play this Sunday. Even if he does, will it matter? Will a quarterback who hasn’t played in roughly 2 months be able to step onto the field and navigate Washington to an ATS cover versus one of the best teams in the NFL?

Yep, that isn’t a misprint. The Dallas Cowboys have become one of the best teams in the NFL. Quarterback Tony Romo is putting up MVP type numbers. Romo has passed for 1789 yards and 14 touchdowns. His QB rating this season is a spectacular 104.7. His TD to interception ratio in the Cowboys’ last 5 games is 12 to 3. If the season ended today, Romo might have to be the pick for MVP because he is, without question, the Cowboys’ team leader.

Not that Dallas is one-dimensional on offense, far from it. The Cowboys are the best rushing team in the NFL. Dallas rushes for 159.7 yards per game on average. DeMarco Murray is going to get some MVP votes as well if the Cowboys keep this up. Murray already has rushed for 913 yards. He’s scored a total of 7 touchdowns and appears as unstoppable as Romo and the passing attack.

Washington has a decent defense but it’s going to have to pick its poison in this matchup. Does Washington crowd the line to stop Murray, thereby allowing Romo to throw passes to his bevy of weapons including Dez Bryant and tight-end Jason Witten? Or, does Washington play nickel packages to slow down Witten and Bryant and allow Murray to run through those gigantic holes that the Dallas offensive line has been creating?

Trends wise, a case can be made for Washington having the upper hand since it is 6 and 1 in the last 7 meetings in Dallas. But Washington is also 2 and 7 against the spread in its last 9 road games and the Cowboys are 6 and 1 ATS in their last 7 games versus an NFC East opponent and the home team is 4 and 1 in the last 5 meetings between these two.

Make no mistake, 10 points is a lot and it doesn’t matter who Washington starts at QB (Colt McCoy, Kirk Cousins or RG3) it won’t be enough to beat the 2014 Dallas Cowboys.

Against the Spread Monday Night Football Pick: Dallas Cowboys -10