Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins Week 7 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/21/2018
Sunday, October 21, 2018
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FedExField is the venue for the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 2.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 42.
The Redskins are 3-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-3-0. The Cowboys are 3-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-4-0.
Valuable Dallas Cowboys Betting Trends
The Dallas Cowboys are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Dallas Cowboys are 3-3-0 against the spread
Important Washington Redskins Betting Trends
The Washington Redskins are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Washington Redskins are 3-2-0 against the spread
Key Dallas Cowboys Injuries
10/14/18 LB Joe Thomas Foot is questionable Sunday vs Washington
10/14/18 LB Sean Lee Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Washington
10/14/18 WR Tavon Austin Groin left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Washington
10/06/18 WR Terrance Williams Personal IR
10/06/18 C Travis Frederick Illness IR
09/26/18 DE Datone Jones Knee IR
09/07/18 G Parker Ehinger Knee IR
09/04/18 WR Cedrick Wilson Shoulder IR
09/04/18 S Jameill Showers Knee IR
09/04/18 G Marcus Martin Toe IR
09/04/18 WR Noah Brown Hamstring IR
Key Washington Redskins Injuries
10/14/18 RB Chris Thompson Ribs is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
10/14/18 WR Jamison Crowder Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
10/14/18 G Shawn Lauvao Calf is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
10/14/18 S Troy Apke Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
09/19/18 RB Rob Kelley Toe IR
09/12/18 WR Cam Sims Ankle IR
09/12/18 WR Trey Quinn Ankle IR
09/04/18 G Arie Kouandjio Quad IR
09/04/18 G Tyler Catalina Shoulder IR
08/15/18 WR Robert Davis Knee IR
08/11/18 RB Derrius Guice ACL IR
08/11/18 TE Manasseh Garner ACL IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Dallas Cowboys have run for 885 yards as a unit, which ranks 2nd in the league. They've run 172 times, averaging 5.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Cowboys have been penalized on offense 35 times for 304 yards so far this year, which has them 24th in the NFL in penalties. They are 14th in the National Football League in points scored with 123. They have run 362 plays this year for 1,917 yards, which ranks them 14th in the NFL in total offense. The Cowboys average 5.3 yards per play, which is 14th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 113 1st downs this season, ranking them 13th overall as an offensive unit. Dak Prescott has completed 106 throws while attempting 171 passes for a completion percentage of 62%. He has passed for 1,144 yards this year. He averages 10.8 yards per completion and 6.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 85.5.
The Cowboys rush defense has given up 157 attempts for 544 yards this season, putting them in 8th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 39 penalties for 284 yards on defense this year. That places them 12th in the league. They've allowed a score on 30.3% of possessions on defense, which is 10th in the NFL. Dallas is 13th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 103. They have given up a total of 1,891 yards on D, which is 8th in the league. The Cowboys are 11th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense has allowed 6.3 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 7th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 138 throws on 196 attempts against the Dallas Cowboys defense this season, ranking them 31st and 22nd in the league. The Dallas pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,347 yards in the air, which is 11th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Dallas Cowboys have tried 16 field goals this season and made 15, which is 22nd in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 93.8%. Dallas Cowboys kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 10 for 10 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,127 yards on 25 punts, averaging 45.1 yards per punt. That ranks them 24th in the NFL in punting average. Dallas is 21st in the NFL in punt returns with 11. They've totaled 64 punt return yards and are averaging 5.8 yards per return, which is 11th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 22 yards. They have returned 4 kicks for 98 yards on special teams, placing them 20th in kick return yardage. The Cowboys average 24.5 yards per kick return and have a long of 35 yards this season. They are 18th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 2,191.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Washington Redskins are 16th in the NFL in points scored with 106. They have run 328 plays this season for 1,720 yards, which ranks them 16th in the league in total offense. The Redskins average 5.2 yards per play, which is 15th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 106 1st downs this year, placing them 27th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Washington has run for 584 yards as a team, which ranks 28th in the NFL. They've run 145 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Redskins have been penalized on offense 33 times for 300 yards so far this season, which has them 28th in the league in penalties. Alex Smith has thrown for 1,205 yards this season. He has completed 110 passes on 171 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 91.9. He averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 11 yards per completion.
Washington is 28th in the league in points allowed on defense with 104. They have surrendered a total of 1,631 yards on D, which is 21st in the NFL. The Redskins are ranked 17th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense has given up 6.2 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 15th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 121 passes on 179 attempts against the Washington defense this season, placing them 4th and 12th in the National Football League. The Redskins pass defense has also given up a total of 1,180 yards through the air, which is 9th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 110 attempts for 451 yards this year, putting them in 32nd place in the league against the run. The Washington Redskins have committed 38 penalties for 308 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 14th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 31.5% of possessions on defense, which is 20th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Washington is ranked 23rd in the league in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 37 punt return yards and average 7.4 yards per return, which is 27th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 12 yards. They have returned 9 kicks for 142 yards on special teams, ranking 15th in kick return yardage. The Redskins average 15.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 26 yards this year. They are 17th in the league in all-purpose yards with 1,968. The Washington Redskins have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 10, which is 21st in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 90.9%. Washington kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 10 for 10 this year. Their punters have totaled 877 yards on 21 punts, averaging 41.8 yards per punt. That places them 13th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Redskins NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Redskins -2.5
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