Washington Football Team vs Dallas Cowboys Predictions, Odds & Picks

Football Team vs Cowboys Week 12

  • In Week 11, Washington QB Alex Smith led his Football Team to their 3rd win
  • Dallas Cowboys also earned their 3rd victory w/ backup QB Andy Dalton looking effective
  • These two played back in October in Week 7, final score: WAS 25 – DAL 3

Football Team vs Cowboys Odds

Team Point Spread Odds
Washington Football Team +3
Dallas Cowboys -3


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Football Team vs Cowboys Predictions and Picks

At this point in the season, Washington has a stronger defense than Dallas, but with QB Andy Dalton the Cowboys look more effective on offense and should cover this narrow spread at home.


Cowboys -3 (-110)

How to Watch Football Team vs Cowboys

Football Team vs Cowboys Information
What Washington Football Team vs Dallas Cowboys
Where AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX
When Thursday, November 26, 2020; 4:30 PM ET
How to watch FOX

Washington veteran quarterback Alex Smith is finally healthy and officially back under center, most recently in Week 11 leading his Football Team to their third win of the season over the Cincinnati Bengals, 20-9, with the team’s defense able to keep Cincinnati off the scoreboard for the entire second half.

Last week, the Cowboys also earned their third victory of this injury-plagued season by defeating the Minnesota Vikings, final score 31-28, their backup quarterback Andy Dalton looking like the 10-year veteran he is with 3 passing touchdowns and an interception in the much-needed win.

The two NFC East franchises have met each other 121 prior times (including 2 postseason games), with the Dallas Cowboys winning 73 of those games and the Washington Football Team winning 46 of the games, plus there have been two ties.

Can Washington’s Offense Improve with Alex Smith Playing QB?

Right now, the Washington Football Team has the 28th most effective offense after averaging 324 overall offensive yards per game and scoring an average of 20 points each time, numbers that don’t give fans much faith that many more wins are possible.

But give QB Alex Smith a little more time to get re-acclimated to the National Football League and his offense, the veteran now healthy and 1-3 as the Washington starter in 2020, the single victory happening last week over the Cincinnati Bengals, 20-9.

Smith is effective, he completes over 68 percent of his passes, and he has 88 completions this season for 918 yards and 2 touchdowns but with 4 interceptions, numbers that are bound to improve as the team begins to create a new offensive identity around his abilities.

Can QB Andy Dalton Save the Cowboys’ Lost Season?

Cowboys backup QB Andy Dalton has a tough job, which is replacing the injured starter, Dak Prescott, for the rest of the season, one that has not had much good news or wins, the team currently sitting at 3-7 and in 3rd place of the weak NFC East.

Dalton is a talented QB who has been up and down this season, his record is 1-2 as the Cowboys starter in 2020, right now with 74 completions for 655 yards and 4 touchdowns with the same number, 4, of interceptions.

The Cowboys’ remaining schedule is soft enough to afford some more wins, maybe even enough to take over the shaky division, but that will require Dalton to step up and command an offense that fortunately has plenty of talent to go around.

Editor’s Picks

Football Team Key Player: (WR) Terry McLauren

One of the key targets on the Washington Football Team is WR Terry McLauren, the 6” 210-pound 2nd-year receiver who has become one of QB Smiths’ favorite targets.

This year in the ten games he has played, McLauren has 62 receptions for 871 yards and 3 touchdowns, on track to have an even better year than he did in 2019, his touted rookie season that began turning football heads his way.

McLauren is currently dealing with an ankle issue, and right now he has listed as questionable for this Week 12 matchup with the Cowboys and he will most likely be a game-time decision by head coach Ron Rivera.

Cowboys Key Player: (RB) Zeke Elliott

Good news for the Cowboys – tough as Washington’s number one ranked pass defense is, the team is only ranked 18th against the run, which is why Dallas RB Zeke Elliott becomes an even bigger key to winning this critical game.

Elliott has felt underused in 2020, so far with 171 carries for 675 yards and 5 touchdowns with 38 catches for 249 yards and 2 more touchdowns, impressive numbers for most NFL backs but for elite Zeke, these are slightly under par.

Last week in the Cowboys win over the Vikings, Elliott ran the ball 21 times, the most carries he has had since Week 2, and as a result, he posted 103 yards and a touchdown reception, production that would help in this matchup against a Washington run defense only slightly more effective than the Vikings.

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