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NFL Free Pick Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Redskins

Sunday NFL and we will see the Dallas Cowboys take on the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. The game has a start time of 1:00 pm (Eastern) and will be televised on FOX. Current Vegas odds have the Cowboys listed as 4 point favorites, while the total is set at 48.5.  

Analysis:  The Dallas cowboys have shocked many this year, by winning the NFC East. Dallas comes in with a 5-1 record in their last 6 games to put their record at 11-4 on the year, which includes a perfect 7-0 mark on the road. Dallas is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in December, but just 3-13 ATS in their last 16 meetings with the Skins and 8-18 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. Dallas has been a solid offensive team this year, ranking 8th in total yards, 17th in passing, 2nd in rushing and 6th in scoring (28.2 ppg). The defense for Dallas has been rather average, ranking 16th in yards allowed, 23rd vs the pass, 9th vs the run and 16th in points allowed (22.3 ppg). 

The Washington Redskins have had a horrible season, going just 4-11 so far, which includes a 3-4 mark at home. Since beating Tennessee and Dallas in BB weeks, the Skins have now lost 6 of their last 7 games. The Skins are 7-17 ATS in their last 24 vs. NFC, 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS win and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Skins have not been a great offensive team, ranking 13th in total offense, 12th in passing, 20th in rushing and 27th in scoring (18.9 ppg). The Defense comes in ranked 14th in yards allowed, 22nd vs the pass, 10th vs the run and 28th in points allowed (26.3 ppg). 

Pick: I will look at the Under in this game. I expect the Cowboys not to take may chances here as they already have the NFC East Wrapped up. The Cowboys could get a first round by with a win, but need allot of help to get it. The Cowboys have played grind it out football all year long and no reason why they should change in this one. Their run game just eats clock and keeps the opposing offense on the sidelines and shortening the game is just what the Cowboys are hoping to do in this one. The Skins offense has not been good this year, averaging just 18.9 ppg overall and just 17.9 ppg at home. Very tough expecting the Cowboys to go all out on offense and their conservative game plan should keep the scoring down for the most part in this one.   

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