Washington vs. Cowboys Point Spread: NFL Week 16 Odds, Prediction

Payton Matthews | Updated Dec 22, 2021

The Dallas Cowboys would clinch the NFC East Division on Sunday night in Week 16 with a victory over the visiting Washington Football Team.

Washington
7-10
AT
December 26, 2021, 8:20 PM ET
AT&T Stadium
Dallas
12-5
Pointspread +10.5 -115
Moneyline +375
Over / Under o +46.5

39%

Betting Action

61%

Pointspread -10.5 -105
Moneyline -500
Over / Under u +46.5

39%

Betting Action

61%

It’s an unexpected short week for the WFT, which is a 10.5-point underdog on the NFL odds.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Hard to know who might be available for Washington in this game as its Week 15 matchup in Philadelphia was pushed from Sunday to Tuesday because the WFT had so many players on the COVID list.

In Week 14, Washington lost at home to Dallas 27-20. The game shouldn’t have been that close but the Cowboys somewhat let their foot off the gas up 27-8. WFT starting QB Taylor Heinicke left the game with a knee injury after he was sacked four times and lost a fumble that was returned for a touchdown. Dak Prescott threw for 211 yards and a TD with two picks in the win. The Cowboys defence was terrific in holding Washington to 224 yards and forcing four turnovers.

Washington did win in Dallas last season and looks to win back-to-back there for the first time since the 2014-15 campaigns. Washington is 16-37 all-time on the road against Dallas and is seeking its first win against the club on Sunday night in Dallas.

The WFT is 10-4 ATS in its past 14 in Dallas. The over is 6-0 in the past six meetings there.

Washington Football Team

Washington lost in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, 27-17, with top two quarterbacks Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen in COVID protocols – presumably they should be cleared by Sunday. Garrett Gilbert was signed off the Patriots’ practice squad last week and started but wasn’t very good. Receiver Curtis Samuel and pass-catching running back JD McKissic were out injured. Top running back Antonio Gibson left briefly with a toe injury but did return — monitor his status this week.

Also in COVID protocols were All-Pro right guard Brandon Scherff, centre Tyler Larsen, cornerback Kendall Fuller and safety Kamren Curl. Cornerback William Jackson and safety Landon Collins were hurt during the game. The WFT is 0-3-1 ATS in its past four vs. the NFC East.

Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys won their third straight game on Sunday, 21-6 at the New York Giants. While the Dallas offence struggled again, the defence forced four more turnovers. That’s three straight games forcing at least four, the club’s best mark since 1994. Trevon Diggs had his NFL-leading 10th interception of the season.

QB Dak Prescott and defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence have made a bet between the offence and the defence for the rest of the season: Touchdowns scored versus takeaways created. The defence leads 4-2. That unit has 21 picks, the most for a Dallas defence since 1999. The defence has 11 games this season forcing multiple turnovers.

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