The Dallas Cowboys are on their first winning streak of the season, and look to extend it Thursday afternoon as they host the Washington Redskins at Cowboys Stadium.
Dallas outlasted the Cleveland Browns in a bizarre 23-20 overtime win last week, where where the Cowboys scored 17 points to rally in the fourth quarter and Dan Baily knocked in the winning 38-yard field goal.
Tony Romo went 35-for-50 for 313 yards and a touchdown to Dez Bryant, who had 12 receptions for 145 yards. The Cowboys continued to have trouble rushing the ball, gaining only 63 yards.
The typically dominate Cowboys secondary gave up 210 yards and a two touchdowns to Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden. Running back Trent Richardson also ran down Dallas’ front line for 95 yards on 28 carries.
The 5-5 Cowboys are now one game behind the New York Giants for the NFC East lead, and can gain a significant advantage with a win over Washington.
The Redskins are coming off what could be called their most impressive win of the season, with a 31-6 blowout of the Philadelphia Eagles last week. Washington is now two games behind the Giants, but a win over Dallas puts them in the hunt for the division.
Robert Griffin III continues to tear up opposing defenses, completing touchdown throws of 49 and 61 yards, going 14-for-15 for 200 yards and four scores. The rookie also led Washington in rushing with 84 yards
Washington’s secondary forced two interceptions from Nick Foles on Philadelphia’s first two possessions, and the Redskins defense held the Eagles to two field goals.
Dallas wide receiver Kevin Ogletree took a nasty shot late in the win over Cleveland and is listed as out today, along with linebacker Sean Lissemore. While safety Danny McCray is listed as questionable.
Washington may go without linebacker London Fletcher, who participated walk-through practice Wednesday despite an ankle injury, but is still listed as questionable.
The game begins at 4:25 p.m. EDT and will be shown by FOX, or watch a live stream online by purchasing NFL Sunday Ticket Max.
Betting Odds: Dallas is favored by 3 points
Over/Under: 48 points
Prediction: Dallas managed to win an ugly game last week, while Washington’s offense is humming. This will be a battle between Griffin and Romo, and whoever has the ball last will win. Look the Cowboys to keep their playoff chances alive with a victory.
Predicted Score: Dallas 27, Washington 20