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The Dallas Cowboys try to keep pace in the woeful NFC East as the Washington Redskins look to start pulling away from the garbage heap behind them.

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Dallas Cowboys
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 6:30 PM MDT
Washington Redskins

AVG. YPA (RNK)

TEAM CATEGORY

AVG. YPA (RNK)

17th Pass Off. 17th
10th Rush Off. 24th
20th Pass Def. 21st
16th Rush Def. 29th
3-8 FedEx Field, Landover, MD 5-6
4th NFC East Redskins Favored 1st NFC East

I must admit, I was surprised to see that on paper the Dallas Cowboys appear to have played much better on offense and defense compared to the Washington Redskins, yet its the Redskins who control the NFC East heading into this game. Then again, the Cowboys are a different team every other week as they cycle through quarterbacks.

The NFL is about matchups anyway and this matchup is a bad spot for Matt Cassel and the Cowboys as they are going to be facing a revved up home crowd and a Redskins defense that has been playing better in recent weeks. The energy alone is going to make for some big plays against a Cowboys team that simply hasn't been consistent all year.

Meanwhile, Kirk Cousins is making his case to the Redskins for a long term commitment. He makes some bonehead plays at times, but he has also proven that the NFL game isn't bigger than his talent. Still, I expect a bit of a defensive slugfest that divisional games tend to be sometimes. Both teams know they are fighting for their playoff lives, but I expect the chips to fall in favor of the team that has a better chance to stay in the playoff discussion down the stretch.

Prediction: Redskins 16, Cowboys 10

What is your prediction, Broncos Country?