A heated NFC East rivalry renews Sunday (4:25 p.m. ET) when the Dallas Cowboys visit the Washington Redskins in a critical showdown in this wide-open division. Washington can claim sole possession of first place with a win, while Dallas will forge a tie for the division lead if it emerges victorious.
The Redskins are 1.5-point sportsbook favorites and the over-under for total points scored is set at 42.
Before you make any Cowboys vs. Redskins picks, check out what SportsLine Expert Mike Tierney has to say. Tierney is a widely respected national sportswriter who also has emerged as one of the top handicappers in all sports for SportsLine.
He's currently our top NFL analyst for this season with an astounding spread record of 23-7 (77 percent), but his credentials are even more astounding when it comes to these two clubs.
Over the past two seasons, Tierney is 28-7 (80 percent) on picks involving either Dallas or Washington, which includes an unheard-of mark of 11-0 on the Redskins!
Just two weeks ago, Tierney told SportsLine members to anticipate a flat spot for the Redskins when they visited the Saints on Monday night. New Orleans rolled to a 43-19 win behind a record-setting night from Drew Brees, and anyone who followed Tierney's advice pocketed an easy winner.
For Sunday's game, we can tell you Tierney leans toward the Over, but his much stronger play is on the side. He says there's a crucial X-factor that makes one side of the spread a must-back.
Who covers Cowboys-Redskins? And what crucial X-factor determines the pointspread winner?… Join SportsLine now to see which side of Redskins-Saints you need to jump on Monday, all from a renowned sportswriter who's an insane 11-0 picking Redskins games!