Washington Football Team vs Dallas Cowboys Prediction, 12/26/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 16
Game: Washington Football Team vs Dallas Cowboys
Date: Sunday, December 26, 2021
Location: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Cowboys (-9)
The Washington Football Team (6-8) are traveling to AT&T Stadium on Sunday where they will compete against the Dallas Cowboys (10-4). Dallas opens this contest as 9-point favorites. The over/under comes in at 48.
The Washington Football Team step onto the field holding a record of 6-8 for this season. In their last game, the Football Team played the Eagles and took a loss by a score of 27-17. Garrett Gilbert finished 20/31 with 194 yds passing. He had a QB rate of 81.9 and finished the game with no picks. Antonio Gibson was the best rusher for the Football Team with 15 carries for 26 yards (1.7 yards per carry). Terry McLaurin had an average of 25.5 yards per catch by accumulating 51 yards on 2 receptions. The Washington Football Team ended up running the ball 21 different times and totaled 63 yds, earning them an average of 3.0 yards per tote. When the final whistle blew, they had 54 plays which totaled 237 yards. Washington gave up 20 pass completions on 26 tries for a total of 281 yds, and a completion percentage of 76.9%. Against the run, the Football Team conceded 238 yards on 41 tries, which calculates to 5.8 yds per run allowed.
The Football Team currently have 4,608 total yards this season. Washington has 154 first downs offensively, and they have been called for 77 infractions for 697 yds. When it comes to scoring, Washington has earned 19 passing touchdowns and 11 touchdowns on the ground. They have turned the football over 21 different times (12 interceptions and 9 fumbles lost). Offensively they hold an average of 118.3 yards on the ground which has them sitting 14th in the National Football League. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Washington Football Team have an average of 20.2 points per contest.
The Football Team are sitting in 25th in the National Football League in terms of team defense, giving up 25.1 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.2 yards per rush on the ground and 103.9 rushing yards per contest for the year. Overall, they have allowed 1,455 rushing yards through 14 games. When talking about yards through the air, the Football Team have surrendered 3,649 yards which ranks them 30th in the NFL. They have surrendered 260.6 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 67.9%. Over the course of this year, they are conceding 364.6 yards per contest which puts them 23rd in the NFL. They have given up 28 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 11 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Cowboys come into this game with a record of 10-4 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Cowboys took home the win by a final score of 21-6 against the Giants. Tony Pollard ran the football 12 times for 74 yds, walking away from the contest with 6.2 yds per carry for Dallas. Dalton Schultz was the top contributor in the passing game for the Cowboys, grabbing 8 passes for 67 yds (8.4 yds per reception). Dak Prescott (1 TD) finished the game with 217 yds on 28/37 passing while his quarterback rating was 98.6. He didn't toss any interceptions and his Y/A was 5.86 yards. Dallas allowed 24 rushing attempts for 124 yds (5.2 yards per rush). The Cowboys secondary allowed a completion rate of 52.8%, surrendering 178 yds on 19 out of 36 passing. The Cowboys finished the game with 328 yards while running 70 plays (4.7 yds per play). Dallas rushed for 4.2 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 125 yards on 30 attempts.
Concerning their scoring prowess, the Cowboys rank 2nd in the NFL averaging 28.6 points per contest. During this campaign thus far, the Cowboys have a total of 3,851 yards via the pass together with holding an average of 275.1 throwing yards per outing, ranking them 6th in football. They maintain an average of 128.2 yards per game via the rush and have run for 1,795 yards for the year. The Dallas Cowboys have an average of 403.3 yards/contest which ranks them 1st in the NFL. The Dallas offense has accrued 956 yds of penalties on 109 violations, which is 2nd in the NFL in terms of making mistakes. They have tossed 11 interceptions while conceding 8 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 200 first downs.
Dallas has yielded a total of 1,557 yards via the ground game (111.2 yards/game) as well as 12 touchdowns by way of the ground game this year. They have yielded 18 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 245.6 yards per outing, which has them ranked 23rd in the NFL. They have totaled 31 turnovers (8 fumbles and 23 picks) over the course of the season. This season, they have surrendered 293 points in total. The Cowboys defense has participated in 883 plays, which has them sitting 16th in football. The Cowboys are relinquishing 20.9 points per game, which has them ranked 7th of all teams in the league.
Who will win tonight's Football Team/Cowboys NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Football Team +9
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