Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in Sunday’s Dallas Cowboys-Washington Redskins Week 2 game.
Dallas Cowboys (0-1) at (-2.5) Washington Redskins (0-1), 1 p.m.
Mike: Redskins. Following the trends here — which admittedly is risky so early in a new season — Washington is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games following a straight-up loss, whereas Dallas is 0-3-1 ATS following a straight-up loss.
Ricky: Cowboys. Considered going with the Redskins based on the theory this could be one of those instances from last season in which they take advantage of playing a bad team. But Dez Bryant and Ezekiel Elliott could replicate — at least to some extent — the success that Pittsburgh Steelers stars Antonio Brown and DeAngelo Williams enjoyed through the air and on the ground, respectively, in Week 1 against Washington.
Andre: Cowboys. This should be Zeke’s breakout game. The Redskins stunk against the run last year, allowing 4.8 yards per rush attempt. They weren’t much better Monday night against the Steelers, allowing 143 rushing yards to DeAngelo Williams.
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