In a matchup between the top two teams of the NFC East, the Washington Football Team is hosting the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField in Summerfield, MD, on December 12, 2021.
- Washington Football Team vs Dallas Cowboys
- NFL – Regular season
- Date – 12/12/2021
- Starting time – 1 PM ET
- Venue: FedExField, Summerfield, MD
Washington Football Team Stats & Form
The Washington Football Team started the season with six losses in their first eight games but after a bye week in Week 9, they have turned things around and won four straight games.
Currently, Washington is second in the NFC East with a 6-6 record, trailing to wins to the Dallas Cowboys.
In their last game, Washington won 17-15 on the road against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Brian kicked the go-ahead 48-yard field goal for Washington with 37 seconds remaining only five days after joining the team.
Taylor Heinicke threw a 7-yard TD pass to Logan Thomas on the opening drive and a 4-yarder to Antonio Gibson early in the fourth quarter after extending the drive with a key third-down scramble. Heinicke finished 23 for 30 for 196 yards and has now led four game-winning drives in his first year as a starting quarterback in Washington.
Washington is 21st in points per game with 20.5 and they are 23rd in points allowed with 24.8 per game.
Washington Football Team News
Washington won’t have Montez Sweat back from a broken jaw after the pass rusher tested positive for Covid-19. The reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year Chase Young is also out for the season.
Dallas Cowboys Stats & Form
After an opening night loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Dallas Cowboys went on to win six straight but are 2-5 since then.
Despite the recent struggle, the Cowboys are on top of the NFC East with an 8-4 record and a plain sight of the playoffs.
Last week, the Cowboys won 27-17 on the road against the New Orleans Saints in a game in which the defensive coordinator Dan Quinn had to step in for Mike McCarthy as acting head coach.
CeeDee Lamb had 122 yards from scrimmage, Tony Pollard ripped off a 58-yard touchdown run and the Dallas defense produced a drive-stalling sack and three interceptions in the fourth quarter. The Cowboys intercepted Saints quarterback Taysom Hill three times in the final 6:32 of the game.
The Cowboys have been playing well even without running back Ezekiel Elliott fully healthy. Elliott has been held under 50 yards rushing in four consecutive games for the first time in his career.
Dallas Cowboys News
Defensive tackle Neville Gallimore, who dislocated his left elbow in a preseason game, is set for his season debut for the Cowboys. Randy Gregory returns after missing four games with a calf strain.
Washington Football Team vs Dallas Cowboys Head-to-Head Stats
The Dallas Cowboys have won three of the last five games against Washington but the Football Team has won the last two including a 25-3 home win last season.
Washington Football Team vs Dallas Cowboys Betting Odds
According to the odds, the Dallas Cowboys are big favorites to win on Sunday night with -219 odds in their favor while Washington is at 173.
The total point margin is set at 48 with both ways at -111.
The Washington Football Team has been playing great lately and has a real chance to make things interesting in NFC East but it is hard to believe that they have what it takes to stop Dak Prescott and the Cowboys. It will take a perfect game from Washington’s quarterback Taylor Heinicke in order for Washington to win which cannot be expected as the Cowboys’ defense is good enough to take care of him.