The Dallas Cowboys (10-4) look to win their fourth straight game when they host the Washington Football Team (6-8) on Sunday Night Football. Washington's team was decimated by COVID-19 last week, which resulted in a 27-17 defeat against the Philadelphia Eagles. Washington activated starting quarterback Taylor Heinicke off the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier this week. Dallas, meanwhile, has dominated this rivalry in recent years, winning seven of its last 10 meetings against Washington.
Kickoff from AT&T Stadium is set for 8:20 p.m. ET. Dallas is favored by nine-points in the latest Cowboys vs. Washington odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is 46. Before locking in any Washington vs. Cowboys picks, make sure you check out the NFL predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has simulated Cowboys vs. Washington 10,000 times and revealed its coveted NFL picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Washington vs. Cowboys:
- Cowboys vs. Washington spread: Cowboys -9
- Cowboys vs. Washington over-under: 46 points
- Cowboys vs. Washington money line: Cowboys -440, Washington +340
- WASH: Washington is 4-1-1 against the spread in its last six games overall
- DAL: Cowboys are 11-1 ATS in their last 12 versus NFC opponents
Why the Cowboys can cover
Dallas has one of the top wide receiver tandems in the NFL with CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper. In his second NFL season, Lamb leads the Cowboys with 70 receptions for 940 yards and six touchdowns. The Oklahoma product has reeled in a team-high 16 receptions of 20-plus yards this season. Lamb has also logged three games with more than 100 yards receiving.
Cooper is second on the squad with 53 receptions for 683 yards and six scores. The four-time Pro Bowl selection has gone over 100 yards in two matchups thus far. In the Week 8 win against the Minnesota Vikings, Cooper caught eight passes for 122 yards with the game-winning touchdown grab. He also ranks second on the team with 36 receptions that have resulted in a first down.
Why the Washington Football Team can cover
Washington has two big-time playmakers on offense. Running back Antonio Gibson powers the ground game and leads the team with 231 carries for 862 yards with six scores. The Memphis product is also a reliable weapon coming out of the backfield. Gibson has logged 39 receptions for 260 yards and two scores. In the win against the Seattle Seahawks, Gibson finished with a season-high 111 yards on 29 carries.
Receiver Terry McLaurin has snagged a team-high 63 receptions for 859 yards with five touchdowns. The Ohio State product has recorded four games with more than 100 yards receiving this season. The 2019 third-round pick has reeled in 13 passes of 20-plus yards downfield.
How to make Washington vs. Cowboys picks
SportsLine's model is leaning over on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 50 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the model's Washington vs. Cowboys picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Cowboys vs. Washington on Sunday Night Football? And which side of the spread hits over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Cowboys vs. Washington spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up over $7,000 on its NFL picks, and find out.