Redskins vs. Cowboys: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More
The Week 6 edition of Sunday Night Football has plenty at stake between NFC East rivals when the Washington Redskins visit the Dallas Cowboys.
Robert Griffin III and the Redskins had a bye week to correct the issues plaguing the team, and there is a plethora of issues the team needs to address. Washington sits at just 1-3 and touts the league's worst defense.
Dallas and Tony Romo don't look much better at 2-3. Despite a season-high 48 points last week, the Cowboys failed to record a win over Denver. Dallas sits just four spots above Washington in total defense.
This translates to two desperate offenses looking to save the season in what will quickly turn into a display of offensive fireworks. Even at 2-3, Dallas sits in first place in the division, but that further speaks to how critical this matchup is under the national microscope.
Here is everything fans need to know.
When: Sunday, Oct. 13, at 8:30 p.m. ET
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX.
Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket
Betting Lines (via Vegas Insider)
- Over/Under: 51 pts
- Spread: Dallas (-4.5)
Redskins Injury Report (via NFL.com as of Oct. 10)
|Kai Forbath||K||Full Participation in Practice|
|Logan Paulsen||TE||Limited Participation in Practice|
|Chris Neild||DT||Did Not Participate in Practice|
|Alfred Morris||RB||Full Participation in Practice|
|Jordan Reed||TE||Full Participation in Practice|
|Brandon Jenkins||LB||Limited Participation in Practice|
|Fred Davis||TE||Full Participation in Practice|
Cowboys Injury Report (via NFL.com as of Oct. 10)
|Edgar Jones||DE||Did Not Participate in Practice|
|Miles Austin||WR||Full Participation in Practice|
|Barry Church||S||Full Participation in Practice|
|Justin Durant||LB||Did Not Participate in Practice|
|Jason Hatcher||DT||Limited Participation in Practice|
|Lance Dunbar||RB||Did Not Participate in Practice|
|Dwayne Harris||WR||Limited Participation in Practice|
Can Washington Slow the Dallas Offense?
While it is true Denver touts the league's worst pass defense, Romo's explosion for over 500 yards and five touchdowns last week is nothing to write off as a fluke.
Romo is completely out of his mind this season and has already thrown for over 1,500 yards and 13 touchdowns to just two interceptions—all while completing a ridiculous 71.8 percent of his passes despite throwing 36 or more attempts in four out of five games this season.
Unfortunately Washington is not much better than Denver when it comes to stopping the pass. The Redskins rank 28th while surrendering 298 yards per game.
Stopping competent quarterbacks like Romo has been the Achilles' heel for the Washington defense. Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers threw for 480 yards and four touchdowns in Week 2, and Detroit's Matthew Stafford went for 385 yards and two TDs the following week.
If Washington did not use the bye to improve against the pass, Romo is going to have little issue flirting with his second straight 500-yard week.
Which team wins?
The good news for Washington is the Dallas defense ranks 31st against the pass and RGIII leads an offense that averages 284 yards per game. The bad news is the average ground game led by Alfred Morris will have little room to operate against the league's No. 4 overall run defense.
While it's true things can swing either way in a divisional battle, a minimum of 30 points for Dallas seems reasonable with Romo at home against a horrific defense.
Washington has failed to score over 27 points in a game so far this season, and RGIII has looked timid at best.
Despite an extra week of preparation, RGIII and Co. are going to find it difficult to keep pace with the Dallas offense.
Cowboys win 42-30
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