This game is on NBC so it will get a lot of action in NFL football betting. It will be the first regular season game for Donovan McNabb as quarterback of the Washington Redskins.
Dallas is a 3.5 point favorite at Sbg global.com. The total on the game is listed at 40. The Redskins are getting some action because they are at home and because they have a new quarterback in McNabb. It should be noted though that McNabb lost three times to the Cowboys as the Eagles quarterback last season. McNabb is 3-7 in his last 10 starts against the Cowboys.
Do the Cowboys Preseason Struggles Matter? This game is a great test to see if the preseason really means anything. The Cowboys first string offense was terrible in the preseason. Does it matter? We will find out on Sunday night. The Cowboys are supposed to be great on offense with quarterback Tony Romo, wide receiver Austin Miles and others. They did nothing in the preseason but it may not matter.
Shanahan and McNabb – The Redskins have a new head coach in Mike Shanahan and a new starting quarterback in Donovan McNabb. The Redskins have two new coordinators in Kyle Shanahan and Jim Haslett. The Cowboys will have to be ready going against Haslett’s defense since he likes to blitz and take chances.
Season Openers – The Cowboys are 4-1 against the NFL football betting line in their last 5 games in Week 1. The Redskins are 0-3-2 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 1. Breaking down trends further we find that the Cowboys are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games in September. The Cowboys are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 meetings in Washington. The Redskins are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 home games.
Betting the Total – Since it is a Sunday night NBC game you may want to bet the total in football betting. Five of the last six Dallas road games have gone under but four of the last five Washington home games have gone over. Four of the last five meetings in this series have gone under.