The Washington Commanders (7-8-1) welcome the Dallas Cowboys (12-4) over to the FedEx Field on Sunday for Week 18. Going into this NFC East matchup, the Dallas Cowboys sit second in the division with 12 wins from 16 matches, five games clear of the fourth-placed Washington Commanders. The Dallas Cowboys arrive with a playoff spot in the bag and a chance to still snatch the division title on the road against the already-eliminated Washington Commanders.
Commanders VS Cowboys Betting lines
Washington Commanders VS Dallas Cowboys Betting expert picks
Commanders VS Cowboys Moneyline
The Washington Commanders are coming off three-straight losses heading into this Week 18 matchup. The hosts are 3-5-0 at the FedEx Field and 7-8-1 for the season itself. Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys are on a three-match winning streak against the Washington Commanders and we’re backing them to continue this trend on Sunday.
Commanders VS Cowboys Spread
The Dallas Cowboys open up as the 4-point favorites over the Washington Commanders, according to the oddsmakers. This implies a tight battle is likely, with a road win possible but not by much. The ten most recent matchups in this series have seen an average points margin of 18.7 points.
The Washington Commanders struggled to make home-field advantage count against the Dallas Cowboys in their past five matchups, losing three times at the FedEx Field by an average losing margin of 10.3 points. The hosts are also 4-4-1 ATS in the past nine games at home and 5-4-1 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
The past 11 games against NFC East opposition saw the Dallas Cowboys end up 9-2 ATS. During that span, the offense produced 33.9 points per game and the defense allowed an average of 19.4 points. The visitors are 4-4-1 ATS from their nine most recent road trips, as well as 5-4-1 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Commanders VS Cowboys Total
The last ten games between the Washington Commanders and the Dallas Cowboys offered a decent average of 49.5 points on the board.
The average total from the last five encounters between the Washington Commanders and Dallas Cowboys was 47.4 points, 5.9 points more than the 41.5-point total the oddsmakers have set for Sunday’s matchup at the FedEx Field.
Betting on the under would’ve been the right pick in each of the last four Washington Commanders games at the FedEx Field. Meanwhile, the last five Washington Commanders home games went over once, leaving the home side with an overall 3-7 record from their last ten contests in the over/under market.
On average, the Dallas Cowboys have seen 56.9 points go on board during their past ten matches and 51.8 points in their last five road contests. The total has gone over in five of the away team’s last six games.
Commanders VS Cowboys Betting trends
- Washington Commanders have failed to cover the spread in their last four games.
- The total went under in all of the Washington Commanders’ last four games at the FedEx Field
- In five of Dallas Cowboys’ last six games, the total went over
NFL Power Rankings Week 18 2022, Commanders VS Cowboys
The Washington Commanders were dealt a tough blow last week when they lost 10-24 to the Cleveland Browns. The defeat extended their losing streak to three games, leaving their overall record for the past 10 games at 5-4.
The Washington Commanders have struggled to get their offense rolling over the course of the regular season, scoring just 18.4 points on average. The defense, meanwhile, has been just average. In its last five games, opponents have averaged 22.8 points against them—close to the unit’s season average of 21.1 points allowed per game.
Unfortunately, the Washington Commanders are already eliminated from playoff contention. While expectations weren’t high going into this regular season, the 7-8-1 hosts are already down and out. Locking onto a strong pick in the NFL draft order is the best they can hope for now.
The Dallas Cowboys have a knack for beating NFC East teams, having won ten of their last 11 divisional matchups. Their last match ended 13-27 against the Tennessee Titans, leaving them 8-2 in the last ten games.
A virtuoso offense is the first step to winning games on the road, which the Dallas Cowboys have covered. In 16 rounds this season, the offensive unit has put up a solid 28.8 points on average. On the defensive side of the ball, the visitors have the seventh-best unit in football, allowing just 19.8 points on average and 19.9 points on the road.
The NFC East title may be a long shot with a record of 12-4, but the fifth-seeded Dallas Cowboys have still clinched a spot in the upcoming NFC playoffs going into their latest matchup.
Commanders VS Cowboys H2H history
The Dallas Cowboys bagged a 25-10 win over the Washington Commanders in the previous matchup between these two franchises. The encounter took place at the AT&T Stadium in October 2022. In the last ten NFC East matchups of this series, the Dallas Cowboys came out on top more often than not. The visitors claimed seven wins against the Washington Commanders, leaving them with an overall record of 7-3.
The Washington Commanders managed an average of 20.4 points a game in their ten most recent outings against the Dallas Cowboys, who averaged 29.1 points.