- Dallas has a chance to win the NFC East on Sunday
- Washington having a COVID-19 crisis
- The WFT won only once at AT&T Stadium in the past five seasons
The Dallas Cowboys are just one step away from securing the NFC East title. All that’s left to do is beat their divisional rivals, the Washington Football Team, in Week 16. The Cowboys have already done it once this season. In their first game of the month, they defeated the WFT on the road. Now, they’re playing on their turf, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
Knowing all this, you understand why Vegas odds suggest a blowout win for the hosts. However, you can be certain that Washington players will give their utmost on Sunday evening, the reason being that a win would get improve their playoff chances greatly.
Washington Football Team at Dallas Cowboys Schedule
- When: Sunday, December 26, 8:20 pm
- Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
- How to Watch: NBC
Washington Desperate for a Win
The WFT lost their previous two games, both of which they played against their divisional rivals. First, they lost to the Cowboys, then, they lost to the Eagles. As a result, Washington no longer has a chance to win the NFC East. However, this team still has a chance to get to the postseason through Wild Card.
With a 6-8 record, the WFT are in the #10 position in the NFC Rankings, which isn’t good enough for the playoffs. However, they can easily climb a few spots above if they win a few games in the remainder of the season.
The three games they have to play are all against their NFC East rivals. After the Week 16 clash with the cowboys, they play against the Eagles at home before traveling to East Rutherford to play against the New York Giants.
It’s not going to be easy, but they do have a chance to get to the postseason for the first time since the 2015 season. The reason why it won’t be easy is that they have a sort of a COVID-19 crisis in the squad.
The biggest problem is that their quarterbacks Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen remain in isolation and it’s not sure whether they’ll be cleared by Sunday.
Further, the WFT also have problems with injuries, with wide receivers J.D. McKissic and Curtis Samuel doubtful for the Week 16 clash.
The Cowboys Want to Win the NFC East at Home
With a 10-4 record, the Cowboys are just one step away from clinching the NFC East title. If they win in Week 16, no one will be able to take the division from them.
Can they win? Sure, they can! Their impressive record didn’t happen by chance. Plus, they’ve been playing terrific football over the course of the past couple of weeks. The Cowboys are coming into Week 16 after three straight wins.
Further, they’re going to have tens of thousands of their fans to cheer them on, which wasn’t the case the last time they welcomed the WFT. It happened last November when only a limited number of spectators was allowed at AT&T Stadium.
Washington won that game, but before that, the hosts beat them in the four previous games played in Texas.
NFL Week 16 Predictions (WFT vs Cowboys)
The Cowboys will win this game, there’s no doubt about that. The question is will they be able to cover the spread, which is set to as much as 11 points at some football betting sites. Considering that Washington players will be super-motivated on Sunday, they should be able to avoid a blowout loss.
- Washington Football Team +10.5
NFL Week 16 Predictions/Picks:
Thursday Night Football This Week (Dec 23)
- 49ers vs Titans - 8:20pm EST
Saturday Football This Week (Dec 25)
NFL Sunday Picks (Dec 26)
- Bills vs Patriots - 1:00pm EST
- Ravens vs Bengals - 1:00pm EST
- Lions vs Falcons - 1:00pm EST
- Jaguars vs Jets - 1:00pm EST
- Chargers vs Texans - 1:00pm EST
- Rams vs Vikings - 1:00pm EST
- Giants vs Eagles - 1:00pm EST
- Buccaneers vs Panthers - 1:00pm EST
- Bears vs Seahawks - 4:05pm EST
- Broncos vs Raiders - 4:25pm EST
- Steelers vs Chiefs - 4:25pm EST
- WFT vs Cowboys - 8:20pm EST
Monday Night Football Predictions (Dec 27)
- Dolphins vs Saints - 8:15pm EST