Cowboys vs Commanders: Live updates, score, results, highlights, for Sunday's NFL game
The Dallas Cowboys (12-4) wrap up the regular season on the road Sunday at the Washington Commanders (7-8-1). Kickoff is set for 4:25 p.m. ET at FedExField (FOX). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Cowboys vs. Commanders odds, and make our expert NFL picks and predictions.
The Cowboys have won 2 in a row and 6 of 7. They have a shot at winning NFC East with a win and loss by the Philadelphia Eagles (13-3), who are 16-point home favorites vs. the New Your Giants (9-6-1) Sunday — also a 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff. The Cowboys won their last game 27-13 at the Tennessee Titans as 14-point favorites.
The Commanders have lost 3 straight and are 0-3-1 in their last 4 games. They were 1-point home favorites last week against the Cleveland Browns but lost 24-10.
The Dallas Cowboys pay a visit to the Washington Commanders this weekend to close out the regular season with one of the NFL’s oldest and fiercest rivalries.
The Cowboys already have a playoff spot locked up but are fighting for seeding and their first 13-win campaign since 2016. The Commanders have been mathematically eliminated from the postseason after a recent slump and will try out rookie quarterback Sam Howell to see what he has.
Here, we will examine the betting lines and predict what will go down in this NFC East showdown on Sunday.
Spread, Moneyline, Total: Cowboys vs. Commanders
The Cowboys are favored by seven points on the spread over their rivals, just like you would expect in a matchup between 12-4 and 7-8-1 teams. Dallas also won the first matchup between the two, 25-10, back in Week 4, albeit with an out-of-form Carson Wentz under center for Washington.
The Commanders are also just 3-5 at home (worse than their road record), while the Cowboys are 4-3 on the road and have won two of their last three away matchups.
Dallas is averaging a ridiculous 36.3 points per game across its last nine outings. The Cowboys are getting it done through the air and on the ground thanks to one of the league’s most well-rounded groups of offensive talent.
However, quarterback Dak Prescott has raised concerns with his turnover rate. The 29-year-old gunslinger has thrown at least one interception in six straight games and two interceptions in four of the last six. His season total of 14 is tied for the most in the league despite missing five weeks with an injury.
The Dallas defense has also not lived up to the lofty standard it set at the start of the season, though it’s still supremely talented. Micah Parsons has recorded just one sack in the last five weeks and needs to get back to playing at a Defensive Player of the Year level for the team to fully maximize its potential.
HOW TO WATCH
What: The Washington Commanders host the Dallas Cowboys in NFL Week 18.
When: Sunday, January 8 at 1:25 p.m. PT/4:25 p.m. ET
Where: FedExField | Landover, Maryland
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