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INSIDE THE LINES: Monday night's NFL action


Dallas at Washington

The Cowboys have dominated this classic rivalry by winning and covering 11 of the last 12 meetings, including six straight on the road both on the field and versus the oddsmakers.

Dallas is 1-1 SU/ATS, but lost its road opener 35-17 at Minnesota in Week 1.

When getting points in a Monday night division game, Dallas has covered nine of its last 11. It's also on a 12-4 spread run in its first road division game of the season.

Washington is 1-1 SU/ATS, including a season-opening home win and cover against Tampa Bay. However, the team is just 6-16 against the number in its last 22 Monday night outings, failing to cover in each of its last four Monday home games.

In his first tenure with Washington, Joe Gibbs was only 5-10 SU and 3-10-2 ATS versus Bill Parcells' teams, not including a strike game.

Washington, which went 0-2 SU/ATS versus the 'Boys last year, including a 27-0 home loss last December, is just 2-9 against the number in its last 11 division revenge games.

On the injury front, Dallas rookie running back Julius Jones broke his shoulder blade in last Sunday's 19-12 win against Cleveland and is out indefinitely. That means more work for veteran Eddie George, who gained 62 yards on 18 carries last week.

For Washington, Mark Brunell is expected to start at quarterback despite a hamstring pull that forced him out of last Sunday's 20-14 loss to the New York Giants. When Brunell went down, last year's starter, Patrick Ramsey, got the call, but Ramsey completed only 9-of-18 passes for 142 yards and was intercepted three times.

In all, Washington turned the ball over seven times in the loss to New York.

On defense, Joe Gibbs' squad will be without its top player, linebacker LaVar Arrington, who will be out two-to-four weeks after undergoing knee surgery.

The Arrington-less Washington defense will try to prevent Vinny Testaverde from passing for over 300 yards for a third consecutive game for the first time in his 18-year career. Testaverde threw for 322 yards and a touchdown last week against Cleveland, but was also intercepted three times.


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