The Dallas Cowboys play their first home game of the season when they host the Washington Redskins on national television in NFL Monday night football. With so many injury concerns for the Cowboys many sportsbooks were slow to post NFL lines for the game however it now seems likely that Tony Romo will be a starter after he threw passes during Saturday's practice.
One major offshore book that has put lines up opened the total at over/under 45.5, this has since come in a point to o/u 44.5. The Cowboys have cashed on the over the first two weeks of this season, first up against the Colts 24-27 (51 points) covering the closing line of o/u 41 by 10 points and last week in another 51 point game by defeating the 49ers 27-24 to again cover by 10. That takes the Cowboys to 14 overs from their last 15 regular season games against the closing NFL over under line, a streak that goes back to week 5 of last season. In that time games involving Dallas have averaged 55 points, with the Cowboys offense averaging 26.06 points per game and their defense conceding an average of 28.93 points per game.
Interestingly the opening NFL point spread line for this game has the Cowboys -4.5 which means with a total of 45.5 the lines are predicting the Cowboys to score 25 and the Redskins only 20 or 21 which is approximately 5 points less than the Redskins have averaged in their first 2 games and some 8 or 9 points less than the Cowboys have conceded on average in their last 15 games.