The final team of the year opens up its home schedule on Monday Night Football, and we are set to make our NFL picks for the clash between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins.
Year To Date Record: 6-7 ATS
Upset Record: 2-5 -$250
Week 3 NFL Matchup: Washington Redskins @ Dallas Cowboys
Date: Monday, September 26th, 8:30 ET
Location: Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX
NFL Week 3 Lines: Dallas -XX
Week 3 NFL TV Schedule: ESPN
Redskins Notes: The Redskins have been one of the more pleasant surprises in the league this year, and there is a real opportunity for them to move to 3-0 in this game. Playoff fever might be hitting our nation’s capitol at some point, especially with a win in this one and some help in the rest of the division. We need to temper our happiness though, knowing that QB Rex Grossman has only gone against two paper defenses in that of the Giants and Cardinals. That being said, he has played significantly better ball that most would have thought, but we’ll buy in a heck of a lot more if he ends up playing well in this one against the Dallas defense. One thing is for sure, and that’s that WR Santana Moss is going to be out for a solid game. He scored twice against Dallas last season, and for whatever reason, he has always seemed to have the Cowboys’ number, especially playing in Big D.
Cowboys Notes: This might be the first home game of the year for the Cowboys, but that doesn’t mean that the team’s fans aren’t going to need a scorecard to figure out who all of the players wearing white with blue stars on their helmets are. QB Tony Romo seems to be good to go after suffering a punctured lung and a cracked rib last week at San Francisco, and that’s good news considering the fact that QB Jon Kitna was the only other quarterback on the roster last week. It’s also good that RB Felix Jones should be alright after getting knocked up against the Niners to boot. Do expect to see more of rookie RB DeMarco Murray, who is earning more and more carries with each passing game. The real question mark comes at wide receiver. We already know that WR Miles Austin is out with a hamstring injury that will likely keep him sidelined for another two weeks on top of this one, and we aren’t so sure whether WR Dez Bryant is going to give it a go or not with his injury that kept him out of last week’s loss. That being said, it could be WR Kevin Ogletree leading the way for this passing attack, which isn’t overly good news.
The Final Word: With injuries mounting, we have less and less confidence in the abilities of the Cowboys. That being said, we’re not so sure that they won’t win this game, but to cover any sort of a number would be a huge task to undertake. We’ll trust the Redskins to at least keep this one close.
Week 3 NFL Pick: Washington +XX
NFL Football Prediction: Dallas 23 – Washington 20