NFL Week 11 Predictions: Washington Redskins Vs Dallas Cowboys

Lorraine PerlaContributor INovember 21, 2009

Right now in the NFC East, the Washington Redskins are playing the best football of any team. The NFL Statistics prediction is between the Washington Redskins (3-6) at Dallas Cowboys (6-3)

The Redskins travel to Dallas Sunday to take on the Cowboys. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. ET. It is the first game the Redskins will play at Cowboys Stadium, opened this year. It has a surface called Real Grass Matrix.

If you measure the outcome of each team’s last game, then you can go with Redskins. This is the game for Burgundy and Gold to prove that they are better than Dallas Cowboys.

Based on their last outing, the Cowboys their season is indeed in danger. Against the Packers, the Cowboys running backs only carried the ball 11 times.

Let’s go a week back. The Dallas backs carried only 19 times in the win over the Eagles. But in the NFC East, this is the only team in first place with a 6-3 record.

Flozell Adams, 34, is showing the wear of 12 seasons in the NFL. Dallas must find some one to replace Marc Colombo (out with a broken left leg and torn ligaments in his ankle), who is likely out for the rest of the season. I think Doug Free is likely to get this first start instead of Colombo, who had started 57 consecutive games.

For the first time, Andre Gurode and Albert Haynesworth of the Redskins will meet on the field. What the Cowboys do possess offensively is the ability to make the big play, something that has troubled an otherwise-solid Redskins defense this season.

In 2009, Miles Austin has been the rocking star of the Cowboys, leading the team with seven touchdown catches and an average of 20 yards per catch. Once again with 49, tight end Jason Witten leads the team in receptions.

In the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys are ranking at 16th defensively, which may be misleading as they actually gives up fewer points on average than the Redskins who rank fifth.

Last but not least, on the ground, in terms of controlling the game, both the Cowboys and Redskins are good. In the second stage of the loss in Atlanta, the Redskins proved a willingness to pound the ball. They did the same throughout the win over the Broncos. During their four-game winning streak, the Cowboys were most effective when they committed to the run.