The Dallas Cowboys host Washington tonight on Monday Night Football to wrap up Week 8. The game kicks off at 5:30 p.m. PT on ESPN, and will feature the usual crew of Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden and Lisa Salters. The Cowboys are looking to take advantage of the Eagles loss in Arizona and take a 1.5 game lead in the division. Washington is just looking to figure something out as they scuffle along at 2-5.
The Cowboys are a ten point favorite, with the over/under set at 49.5. Dallas is 15-3 straight up in its last 18 games at home against Washington. However, Washington is 6-1 against the spread in the last seven games in Dallas. Of course, Dallas this year seems to be a different team from years past. The trends are in favor of a close game, but I think the Cowboys end up dominating this one. Also, keep an eye on the over. 20 of the 24 primetime games this season have gone over the point total. Additionally, Washington has gone over in 4 of its last 6, and Dallas has gone over in 4 of its last 5 games.