Following Thursday’s 27-13 win over the Tennessee Titans, the Dallas Cowboys enter the last week of the regular season with a chance to earn the NFC East, the NFC’s top seed, and a first-round bye. If Dallas beats the Washington Commanders, the Boys will need the Philadelphia Eagles to lose to the New York Giants to win the division. In order to be the conference’s top seed, the Cowboys must win again, the Eagles must lose, and the 49ers must lose to the Arizona Cardinals, the latter scenario seems especially improbable.
Nonetheless, the Cowboys won’t know their destiny until kickoff, so head coach Mike McCarthy should play his starters for the remainder of the day.
After taking care of Dallas’ playoff prospects, I’ve highlighted my top Cowboys player props for Sunday’s finale down below. Let’s do it!
(+110) RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT – ANY TIME TOUCHDOWN SCORER
Elliott has been a touchdown machine, scoring for the eighth time in nine games last week against the Titans. Since Week 14, the Commanders have allowed opponents to score on 43.8% of their drives (fourth worst in the NFL), and rookie quarterback Sam Howell will start. That bodes well for Elliott, as chances to score should be abundant, especially since Washington is out of playoff contention after being eliminated in Week 17. Overall, I expect the Cowboys offensive to have a great game and Zeke’s touchdown run to continue.
RB TONY POLLARD – 42.5 RUSHING YARDS AND UP (-110)
Pollard missed Week 17 due to a thigh issue, but he has been fully practising and should be available on Sunday. If he plays, the 25-year-old will face a Commanders defence that has been getting gashed on the ground recently, allowing 142.1 running yards per game over the last three weeks. Washington’s offensive line will be even more susceptible this week, as standout defensive lineman Jonathan Allen has been ruled out with a knee injury sustained in the Commanders’ 24-10 defeat to the Cleveland Browns last Sunday. With a season average of 5.3 yards per rush, Pollard has the potential to rip off numerous major runs. Please give me the OVER.
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