The Washington Redskins are, according to the NFL betting spread, 1½-point favorites against the Dallas Cowboys, but the Skins may have an ace in the hole in the form of wide receiver Jamison Crowder, who scored his first TD of the season in Thanksgiving’s 20-10 win over the New York Giants. Crowder “is really starting to show what he is all about,” said head coach Jay Gruden. “Sometimes he gets lost in the mix, but now he is becoming a feature-type guy and he is taking advantage of every ball that is coming his way … He is going to be critical down the stretch for us to be successful.”
- Date: Thursday, 30th November
- Time: 8:30 PM
- Venue: AT&T Stadium
- Sportsbook NFL Odds:
Redskins +1½ (-110) 44 (-115)
Cowboys -1½ (-110) 44 (-105)
Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
The Redskins will be the visiting team but they will gladly play in any other field than on their own Bermuda grass.
The field is a joke and a danger. Just go to artificial turf. Been this way forever https://t.co/ZwenGKeorW
— Tyler Polumbus (@Tyler_Polumbus) November 24, 2017
FedExField is more dangerous than any linebacker, and the Skins, who are already injury-ridden, can’t afford to lose any more bodies. With 15 guys on injured reserve the pressure is on Kirk Cousins to carry the team. “It’s kind of like baseball — October right? Mr. October? Those are the money games,” Gruden said. “You have to put yourself in position though the first 12 weeks to make October or whatever month we are in — November, December — worthwhile. That’s part of it, too. Consistency is very important but the bigger the game, the bigger the show you want your quarterback to have. Hopefully he will put himself in a position where he can make the plays at critical times.” On Thursday, Crowder caught seven passes for a career-best 141 yards while had his second straight 100-yard game, and the Skins snapped a two-game skid and covered the seven-point NFL betting spread.
Searchin’ for answers that never appear
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott did some soul searching following Thursday’s 6-28 loss to the Chargers. “It’s frustrating, it’s shocking,” he said. “You look around and you see the Pro Bowlers and the talent that you have, it’s almost lost at words for why it’s happening. But it just shows you this game’s tough.” Prescott has thrown five picks in the last two games, and Dallas has been outscored 72-6 in the second halves of those games. “Nothing’s changed, we’re the same team, we’ve got the same players out there, so it’s just about just getting back to that,” he added, but the fact remains that the Cowboys have lost and failed to cover in three straight games without running back Ezekiel Elliott. Nevertheless, Prescott struck a defying note. “Keep questioning me. Obviously, if you’re questioning me, you don’t know me and you don’t know what I’m about. So, keep questioning me. Have fun.” Still, there is no masking the fact that the Boys are underperforming. As a matter of fact, in addition to not covering the NFL betting spread, the total has gone under in four straight Dallas games.