Washington vs. Cowboys Point Spread: NFL Week 12 Odds, Prediction

Payton Matthews | Updated Nov 23, 2020

Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys are 7-3outright and 6-4 against the spread in their last 10 meetings with Washington.

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November 26, 2020, 4:30 PM ET
AT&T Stadium
Dallas
6-10
Pointspread +3 -114
Moneyline +125
Over / Under o +46

34%

Betting Action

66%

Pointspread -3 -106
Moneyline -150
Over / Under u +46

34%

Betting Action

66%

The Dallas Cowboys per usual host the mid-afternoon game on the American Thanksgiving holiday this Thursday and face a familiar foe in the Washington Football Team. Dallas opened as a 2.5-point favourite on the NFL odds with a total of 47.5.

NFL Week 12 Point Spread and Betting Analysis

If this holiday matchup seems familiar, it’s because it will be the fourth time in the past five seasons that Washington visits Dallas on Thanksgiving. It’s Washington’s 12th Thanksgiving game all-time and 10th against the Cowboys. Dallas hosts every year.

Washington looks to end a three-game skid at AT&T Stadium overall, last winning in Arlington 34-23 on Jan. 3, 2016. The Cowboys look to avoid the season sweep, though, as they were dominated in a 25-3 loss in Maryland in Week 7.

Dallas starting quarterback Andy Dalton was knocked out of the game with a concussion on a clearly dirty hit by Washington linebacker Jon Bostic, who was ejected but only got a $12,000 fine. Needless to say, the Cowboys were not happy with that and there could be some payback coming on the field. Dalton wasn’t very good before leaving, going 9-for-19 for 75 yards with a pick. Dallas had just 142 yards. Washington QB Kyle Allen threw for two scores, but he’s now out for the season. Rookie running back Antonio Gibson rushed for 128 yards and a score.

The Cowboys are 7-3 in the past 10 meetings and 6-4 against the spread.

Washington Football Team

Washington snapped a two-game losing streak Sunday with a 20-9 home victory over Cincinnati. It helped Washington’s cause that Bengals starting QB Joe Burrow was knocked out of the game with a season-ending injury. Gibson continued his excellent rookie season by rushing for 94 yards and a touchdown. His eight rushing TDs lead all rookies and he’s tied with Charlie Brown and Skip Hicks for third-most total touchdowns for a rookie in franchise history.

QB Alex Smith won a game for the first time since Nov. 11, 2018 — one week before he broke the fibula and tibia in his right leg. Cornerback Ronald Darby had a big effort, becoming the third player in Washington history to compile four passes defensed and a fumble recovery in a game.

Dallas Cowboys

Dallas came out of its bye week and pulled off one of the big upsets of Week 11, 31-28 at Minnesota. Dalton was back for the first time since the Washington game and threw for 203 yards and three scores. He hit tight end Dalton Schultz on the winning 2-yard TD pass with 1:37 left. Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 103 yards (first 100-yard game of the season) and caught a TD pass.

Safety Donovan Wilson had the game of his career with two forced fumbles, one recovered, nine tackles and a half sack. Wilson became the first Cowboys defender with multiple forced fumbles in a game since 2016.

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