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A classic NFC East rivalry highlights Sunday afternoon’s late games on CBS with the Dallas Cowboys going on the road to face the Washington Redskins in a 4:25 p.m. start at FedEx Field.
The Cowboys moved to an even 3-3 both straight-up and against the spread with a convincing 40-7 rout over Jacksonville last Sunday as three-point home underdogs. All three losses have come on the road with a 1-2 mark ATS. The total went OVER 39.5 points against the Jaguars on BetAnySports’ closing line after staying UNDER in four of their first five games.
Dallas has been hit or miss on offense this season. Last week’s win was a hit with a total of 206 yards on the ground led by Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott. Cole Beasley caught nine passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns in that game. The week before against Houston in a 19-16 overtime loss on the road, Prescott was picked off twice against one touchdown throw and Elliott was held to 54 yards rushing on 20 carries.
Washington has a half-game lead over Dallas and Philadelphia in the division at 3-2 (SU and ATS). It held off Carolina’s late-game rally in last Sunday’s 23-17 victory as a slight one-point underdog at home. The Redskins are 2-1 (SU and ATS) in three previous home games this season and the total has stayed UNDER BetAnySports’ closing line in two of those three contests.
Facing a 24-0 deficit at the half, Jacksonville was forced to rely upon Blake Bortles to move the ball quickly down the field through the air. He ended the game completing 15 of his 26 passing attempts for 149 yards. He was taken to the turf for a loss three times and picked off once. In the absence of Leonard Fournette, the Jaguars gained just 64 yards running the ball on 18 rushing attempts. You can only put so much pressure on your defense and still expect to win games.
Houston just grinded its way past Buffalo in a game it could have easily lost and Jacksonville was thoroughly beaten its last time out. I have the Jaguars bouncing back SU and ATS with a win over a Texans’ team that is relying more on luck than solid play to win games.