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You Betcha Week 17: Redskins Over Cowboys

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 26: DeSean Jackson #11 and Trent Williams #71 of the Washington Redskins celebrate winning the NFC East division against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 26, 2015 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Redskins defeated the Eagles 38-24. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

    I long ago burned out on Fantasy Football. I can’t wrap my little brain around the FanDuelDraftKings craze. And I’ve wasted lots of time and a little money on not finishing first in those Eliminator Pools. But, alas, like of fans, I do like to have a little extra interest in Cowboys games.

    So let’s do this: I just robbed an imaginary bank and pocketed a virtual $1,000. What better way to spend it than on some mythical wagering. I’ll start with my $1k bankroll and each week – usually on Thursday or Friday – I’ll analyze the upcoming Cowboys game and make a wager. With any luck, by Christmas it’ll be iPhone upgrades for everyone. Or maybe not.

    Do I think we’ll win? You betcha!

    Well, I promised. And, luckily, I’ve delivered. Last week’s Bills’ win over the Cowboys guaranteed me a winning, profitable season.

    My record entering Week 17 is only .500 at 8-8, but I’ve put the most money on the right moves.

    So at this point we can either take a profit and throw a decent New Year’s Eve party? Or double-down and attempt to make some real money to buy what we really wanted for Christmas.

    Of course you know we’re doubling down. Win this week’s pick and take home $1,000 or lose and wind up right back where we started.

    It’s impossible to wager on the Cowboys. I said they were done a month ago and they are indeed. Despite four Pro Bowl players on offense, they can’t score points. Their inept offense reminds me of the 1989 squad that went 1-15 despite a couple of future Hall of Famers.

    Look, the Redskins aren’t good. They’re the de facto NFC East champs in perhaps the worst, most embarrassing season of the division’s history. But they’re the best of the worst, and they still have something to play for.

    So let’s make something good out of a bad Cowboys’ season, shall we?

    Redskins 21, Cowboys 16.

    STARTING BANKROLL: $1,000

    CURRENT BANKROLL: $1,510

    SEASON RECORD: 8-8

    LAST WEEK: 1-0, +$500

    THIS WEEK: Redskins minus-3.5 over Cowboys for $500.

    A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.