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The Washington Commanders were demoralized on Sunday. They had their first division match-up of the 2022 season and failed miserably in their 24-8 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Washington will face another division match-up this weekend when they face the Dallas Cowboys.

Two teams on different trajectories. The Cowboys were expected to fall apart when they lost quarterback Dak Prescott, but have put together back-to-back wins with Cooper Rush at the helm. Dallas knocked off the previously undefeated New York Giants 23-16 in the Monday Night game.

The Commanders started the season on a winning note, but have since dropped their last two. And failed to score a single point in the first half of both games.

So how is this week’s upcoming NFC East match-up, shaping up?

Head-To-Head

Washington and Dallas have faced each other 124 times. Washington have won 47 of them (47-75-2).

The Cowboys won both games in 2021, including humiliating Washington in their last outing – a 56-14 drubbing on Boxing Day last year. They were ahead by so much that the Cowboys pulled Prescott in favor of Rush in the fourth quarter. Prescott had gone 28 of 39 for 330 yards with four touchdowns.

The Cowboys were up 42-7 at half time!

Judging by how the last two first halfs have gone for the Commanders, that might be foreshadowing.

Washington did manage to win both games in 2020.

Last 5:

12/26/2021   |   Washington Football Team 14    Dallas Cowboys 56
12/12/2021   |   Dallas Cowboys 27    Washington Football Team 20
11/26/2020   |   Washington Football Team 41    Dallas Cowboys 16
10/25/2020   |   Dallas Cowboys 3    Washington Football Team 25
12/29/2019   |   Washington Redskins 16    Dallas Cowboys 47

Odds

Washington are currently 3-point road dogs to the favored Cowboys.

Washington +3.0

Over / Under 42.5

Don’t gamble? This means that Washington are 3.0 point underdogs (the Cowboys are expected to win by 3 points).

The combined total of the two teams’ scores is expected to be 42.5.

Also of note, Washington are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 trips to AT&T Stadium.

Moneyline: Washington Commanders (+130) vs. Dallas Cowboys (-155)

2022 Record

Straight Up:

Washington 1-2

Dallas 2-1

Against The Spread:

Washington 1-2

Dallas 2-1

Injuries

For Washington (18):

William Jackson III, CB, Back, Questionable
James Smith-Williams, DE, Abdomen, Questionable
Nate Gerry, LB, Undisclosed, Questionable
Bunmi Rotimi, DE, Foot, Questionable
Sammis Reyes, TE, Undisclosed, Questionable
Josh Drayden, DB, Undisclosed, Questionable
Casey Toohill, DE, Concussion, Questionable
Alex Armah, RB, Undisclosed, Questionable
Daniel Wise, DT, Ankle, Questionable

Phidarian Mathis, DT, Knee – Meniscus, Out

Chase Young, DE, Knee – ACL + MCL, Physically Unable to Perform. Expected Return – Week 5
Tyler Larsen, OG, Tue, Aug 23, Achilles, Physically Unable to Perform. Expected Return – Week 5
Curtis Hodges, TE, Thu, Sep 1, Thigh, IR. Injured Reserve. Expected Return – Week 5
Brian Robinson Jr., RB, Wed, Sep 7, Knee, NFI-R, Expected Return – Week 5
Chase Roullier, C, Knee, IR Expected Return – Week 7

Willie Beavers, OG, Tue, Aug 30, Undisclosed, IR. Injured Reserve
Drew White, LB, Tue, Aug 30, Knee, IR. Injured Reserve
Eli Wolf, TE, Mon, Aug 22, Undisclosed, IR. Injured Reserve

For Dallas (14):
Dak Prescott, QB, Thumb, Out. Expected Return – Week 4-8
Jayron Kearse, SS, Knee – MCL, Questionable
Dalton Schultz, TE, Knee – PCL, Questionable
Connor McGovern, OG, Ankle, Questionable
Michael Gallup, WR, Knee – ACL, Questionable
Luke Gifford, LB, Hamstring, Questionable
Simi Fehoko, WR, Shoulder, Questionable
Jeremy Sprinkle, TE, Achilles, Questionable
Ryan Nall, RB, Shoulder, Questionable

Tarell Basham, DE. Thigh, IR. Injured Reserve. Expected Return – Week 6
Tyron Smith, OT, Knee, IR. Injured Reserve. Expected Return – Week 13
James Washington, WR, Foot, IR. Injured Reserve. Expected Return – Week 5
Damone Clark, LB, Back, NFI-R for Week 4 vs. Washington
Devante Bond, LB, Knee, IR. Injured Reserve

WEEK 4

Rest of NFC East

Eagles (3-0) vs Jaguars (2-1)

Giants (2-1) vs Chicago Bears (2-1)

NFL Week 4 point spreads

Miami Dolphins (+2.5) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (-2.5)
Minnesota Vikings (-2.5) vs. New Orleans Saints (+2.5)
Cleveland Browns (-2.5) vs. Atlanta Falcons (+2.5)
Buffalo Bills (-3.5) vs. Baltimore Ravens (+3.5)
Washington Commanders (+3.0) vs. Dallas Cowboys (-3.0)
Seattle Seahawks (+6.5) vs. Detroit Lions (-6.5)
Los Angeles Chargers (-6.5) vs. Houston Texans (+6.5)
Tennessee Titans (+3.5) vs. Indianapolis Colts (-3.5)
Chicago Bears (+2.5) vs. New York Giants (-2.5)
Jacksonville Jaguars (+6.5) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (-6.5)
New York Jets (+3.5) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (-3.5)
Arizona Cardinals (+1.5) vs. Carolina Panthers (-1.5)
New England Patriots (+8.5) vs. Green Bay Packers (-8.5)
Denver Broncos (+2.5) vs. Las Vegas Raiders (-2.5)
Kansas City Chiefs (-2.5) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+2.5)
Los Angeles Rams (+2.5) vs. San Francisco 49ers (-2.5)

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