The rivalry between the Washington Football Team and Dallas Cowboys has been one-side. In fact, Dallas holds a 73-44-2 advantage in the regular-season series. Dallas had a run of three straight victories and seven in eight meetings before falling 25-3 on the road in Week 7. Washington will attempt to complete a season sweep for the first time since 2012 when it visits the Cowboys on Thursday as part of the NFL Thanksgiving Day 2020 schedule. Kickoff from AT&T Stadium is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. ET.

Washington (3-7), which has won only four of its 15 matchups with Dallas since the 2012 two-game sweep, is coming off a 20-9 home victory over Cincinnati last Sunday, The Cowboys (3-7) are looking to post back-to-back wins for the first time this season after edging Minnesota 31-28 on the road. Dallas is a three-point favorite in the latest Washington vs. Cowboys odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 46. Before locking in any Cowboys vs. Washington picks or NFL predictions, make sure you see what SportsLine NFL expert Mike Tierney has to say, given his success in games involving Washington. 

A national sportswriter whose work appears in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, Tierney has covered the NFL for decades and reported from seven Super Bowls. He prefers to evaluate each game from the underdog's point of view and has used that philosophy to dominate the NFL, going 66-44 against the spread in 2019 and 63-46 in 2018.

Tierney entered the 2020 season with a 282-222 record at SportsLine (2016-19) on all NFL picks, returning $3,704 to $100 players. He's also had a sharp eye for the tendencies of Washington, posting a 17-7 ATS record in his last 24 picks for or against the team. Anyone who has followed him is way up.

Now, Tierney has set his sights on Washington Football Team vs. Cowboys. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the NFL betting odds from William Hill and the latest trends for Cowboys vs. Washington Football Team:

  • Washington vs. Cowboys spread: Cowboys -3
  • Washington vs. Cowboys over-under: 46 points
  • Washington vs. Cowboys money line: Washington +150, Cowboys -170
  • WAS: Lost six consecutive road contests dating back to last season
  • DAL: Cowboys are 0-4 against the spread as home favorites this season
Latest Odds: Dallas Cowboys -2.5

Why the Cowboys can cover

Andy Dalton returned from a two-game absence caused by a concussion and COVID-19 last Sunday and showed why his signing in May was a wise one. Brought aboard to be a strong replacement should Dak Prescott get injured, the 33-year-old delivered in his third start, as he connected with tight end Dalton Schultz with 1:37 left in the fourth quarter for his third touchdown pass of the game, giving Dallas the victory.

Schultz finished Sunday's contest with four receptions for 25 yards and a TD, his third of the season. The 24-year-old from Stanford did not have a scoring reception in 27 games over his first two NFL campaigns. Schultz, who had one catch in 16 contests last year, has also set career-highs in 2020 with 39 receptions and 408 yards.

Why the Washington Football Team can cover

Washington's ground attack received a boost last Sunday from rookie Antonio Gibson, who ran for 94 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. Selected out of Memphis in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft, Gibson gained more than 55 yards just one previous time this season, a 128-yard effort in the Week 7 win over the Cowboys. The 22-year-old, who leads the team with 530 rushing yards, has run into the end zone in four consecutive games and seven of 10 this year.

Fellow running back J.D. McKissic also has been a key member of Washington's offense in his first season with the team. The 27-year-old from Arkansas State, who played for Detroit in 2019 after spending his first three NFL seasons with Seattle, is averaging 4.4 yards on 49 carries and scored his second career rushing TD two weeks ago against the Lions. Second on the team with 217 rushing yards, McKissic also is second in catches (44) and receiving yards (317).

How to make Washington Football Team vs. Cowboys picks

Tierney has analyzed this matchup and while we can tell you he's leaning over on the total, he has discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. You can only get that pick at SportsLine.

Who wins Cowboys vs. Washington on Thanksgiving Day? And what critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Cowboys vs. Washington spread you should jump on, all from the NFL expert who is 17-7 on Washington picks, and find out.