Redskins at Cowboys
TV: WJLA-TV-7, WJZ-TV-13, 9 p.m. Monday
Radio: WMAL-630, WQRA-FM-94.3
Injury Update: Washington: none reported; Dallas: DT Don Smerek, shoulder (Q)
Data: Redskins favored by 1 . . . they have won three straight from Dallas, including last year's first series sweep in 25 years, but Cowboys hold lifetime 28-20-2 edge. Redskins are 16-5 on road last three years and have not lost road opener since 1977 . . . Cowboys have NFL-best 20-4-1 record on opening day. Redskins are 14-9 on Monday night; Cowboys are 13-13. Dolphins at Oilers
TV: WMAR-TV-2, 1 p.m.
Injury Update: Miami: DE Kim Bokamper, groin (D); Houston: T Harvey Salem, knee (O); QB Oliver Luck, ankle (O); G Dean Steinkuhler, knee (Q); WR Mike Holston, ribs (Q).
Data: Dolphins by 7 1/2 . . . QB Dan Marino, a holdout throughout the preseason, practiced all week and probably will start for Miami. Marino was NFL's highest rated passer last year, and Miami had league's No. 1 offense . . . Houston, which has won only six games in last three years, had league's 27th-ranked defense and 23rd-ranked offense last year, but figures to be improved, especially with acquisition of RB Mike Rozier. Houston usually tough opponent for Dolphins: each has nine wins in the series. Colts at Steelers
TV: WRC-TV-4, 1 p.m.
Injury Update: Indianapolis: RB Curtis Dickey, knee (Q); S George Radichowski, ankle (Q); Pittsburgh: TE Bennie Cunningham, knee (Q); RB Rich Erenberg, Achilles' tendon (Q).
Data: Steelers by 10 . . . they are 94-25 at Three Rivers Stadium, but are coming off first losing preseason (1-3) in 10 years. QB Mark Malone (7-4 as starter last year) leads Pittsburgh, which is 4-0 at home against Colts . . . Indianapolis starts free agent Frank Middleton for Dickey, who has been out since second preseason game. QB Art Schlichter won starting job over Mike Pagel. Eagles at Giants
TV: WDVM-TV-9, WBAL-TV-11, 1 p.m.
Injury Update: Philadelphia: G Steve Kenney, neck (Q); NT Ken Clarke, knee (Q); DE Byron Darby, knee (Q); G Greg Narron, ankle (Q); LB Anthony Griggs, ankle (Q); RB Andre Hardy, shoulder (Q); WR Ron Johnson, hamstring (Q); New York: TE Zeke Mowatt, knee-injured reserve, (O); NT Jim Burt, back (Q).
Data: Giants by 6 1/2 . . . Eagles will have nine players in starting lineup who did not start last year. RB Michael Haddix becomes fulltime replacement for Wilbert Montgomery (now with Lions) . . . Giants have won six of last eight in series, but Eagles have won nine of last 11 road games against Giants. Top Giants CB Mark Haynes remains a holdout. Jets at Raiders
TV: WRC-TV-4, 4 p.m.
Injury Update: New York: WR Wesley Walker, knee-injured reserve (O); T Billy Shields, knee-injured reserve (O); WR-KR Bobby Humphrey, wrist-injured reserve (O); T Stan Waldemore, knee-injured reserve (O); CB Davlin Mullen, toe-injured reserve (O); DE Mark Gastineau, thumb (Q); Los Angeles: T Shelby Jordan, abdomen (Q); RB Kenny King, knee (Q); WR Dokie Williams, knee (Q).
Data: Raiders by 9 . . . they have 16-4 record since moving to Los Angeles Coliseum, however, they're only 14-11 in openers. QB Jim Plunkett will start . . . QB Ken O'Brien starts for Jets. New York Coach Joe Walton is 2-0 in openers. Cardinals at Browns
Injury Update: St. Louis: DE Al Baker, jaw (Q); S Benny Perrin, knee (Q); Cleveland: WR Brian Brennan, shoulder-injured reserve (O); DE Keith Baldwin, knee (D); DE Reggie Camp, foot (Q).
Data: Cardinals by 2 . . . QB Gary Danielson starts for Browns over highly-touted rookie Bernie Kosar. Browns had NFL's top-rated defense last year, but finished 5-11. Cleveland leads series, 30-9-3 . . . Cardinals had No. 3 offense in NFL. They are 12-13 in openers. Chiefs at Saints
Injury Update: Kansas City: none reported; New Orleans: Brad Edelman, knee (D); G Kelvin Clark, foot (D); TE Larry Hardy, hamstring (Q); TE John Tice, ankle (Q).
Data: Game rated even . . . QB Dave Wilson won Saints starting job, but will probably hand off often to Earl Campbell. Saints, starting their 19th year, have yet to have a winning season . . . Chiefs, have missed playoffs for 13 straight years, the longest AFC dry spell. Kansas City was 19th in kickoff returns last year, but rookie Jeff Smith averaged 37.3 yards on eight preseason returns. 49ers at Vikings
Injury Update: San Francisco: TE Russ Francis, neck (D); RB Carl Monroe, knee (Q); G Guy McIntyre, neck (Q); Minnesota: DE Mark Mullaney, leg (Q); RB Ted Brown, knee (Q).
Data: 49ers by 11 . . . QB Joe Montana rested sore back last two weeks of preseason, but will start for Super Bowl champion San Francisco. 49ers have won their last 12, and their last 11 on the road . . . Bud Grant, after one-year retirement, returns as coach of Vikings, who went 3-13 under Les Steckel. QB Tommy Kramer starts. Chuck Muncie is out, suspended by the league after missing therapy sessions required after his drug-related suspension last season. Seahawks at Bengals
Injury Update: Seattle: T Bob Cryder, knee (D); LB Sam Merriman, ankle (Q); CB Keith Simpson, hamstring (Q); Cincinnati, T Bruce Reimers, knee (O); FS Robert Jackson, back (D); CB Ray Horton, shoulder (Q).
Data: Seahawks by 3 . . . Seattle RB Curt Warner will test knee that sidelined him last year. He averaged 3.9 yards on 21 preseason carries. Seahawks led NFL in 1984 by forcing 63 turnovers . . . Bengals rookie Eddie Brown averaged 22.2 yards per catch in preseason. He teams with Cris Collinsworth to give Ken Anderson excellent targets. Lions at Falcons
Injury Update: Detroit: LB Ken Fantetti, thumb (D); Atlanta: S Scot Case, ankle (Q); DE Lawrence Pillars, knee (Q); C Wayne Radloff, knee (Q).
Data: Falcons by 3 . . . Offensive stars of each team -- RBs Billy Sims of Detroit and William Andrews of Atlanta -- remain sidelined with severe knee injuries suffered last year. Lions acquired Wilbert Montgomery, but he missed all of preseason as an Eagle holdout. QB Eric Hipple starts for Lions over veteran Joe Ferguson . . . Falcons have won four of last six in series. QB Steve Bartkowski has passed for two highest totals Detroit has given up over past two seasons (366 yards in 1983; 299 in 1984). Packers at Patriots
Injury Update: Green Bay: RB Eddie Lee Ivery, hand (O): QB Lynn Dickey, back (D); T Ron Hallstrom, leg (D); TE Ed West, ankle (D); New England: S Jim Bowman, groin (Q); T Steve Moore, lower back and ribs (Q); G John Hannah, calf (Q); WR Stanley Morgan, hamstring (Q); C Guy Morriss, finger (Q).
Data: Patriots by 5 . . . Randy Wright replaces Dickey. Packers, who won seven of their last eight in 1984, finished 1-3 in preseason . . . Patriots revert to two-back offense with Tony Collins and ex-Washington Federal Craig James. Chargers at Bills
Injury Update: San Diego: WR Jesse Bendross, Achilles (Q); Buffalo: LB Eugene Marve, knee (O).
Data: Chargers by 5 . . . Buffalo, the worst team in NFL last year, has new QB in ex-Ram Vince Ferragamo and the No. 1 pick in the college draft, Bruce Smith, to put pressure on San Diego QB Dan Fouts. RB Greg Bell averaged 6.4 yards per carry in preseason . . . San Diego was 7-1 against teams outside the AFC West last year. It is 16-9 in openers; Buffalo is 9-16. Buccaneers at Bears
Injury Update: Tampa Bay: C Steve Wilson, leg (O); DE Ron Holmes, Achilles (Q); Chicago: LB Otis Wilson, knee-ankle (Q); CB Leslie Frazier, thigh (Q).
Data: Bears by 7 1/2 . . . Matchup of excellent running backs in Walter Payton (Bears) and James Wilder (Buccaneers), but Tampa Bay never made offseason move for a quarterback, so new Coach Leeman Bennett is stuck with Steve DeBerg. Tampa has 11-game losing streak on road . . . Bears held Wilder to his lowest rushing total of season last year (44 yards), but DB Todd Bell and LB Al Harris are holdouts and will not play. Chicago leads series, 10-4. Broncos at Rams
Injury Update: Denver: CB Louis Wright, knee (O); LB Tom Jackson, knee (O); G Mark Cooper, knee (O); DE Barney Chavous, knee (D); RB Sammy Winder, knee (Q); Los Angeles: RB Barry Redden, ankle (Q).
Data: Game rated even . . . Veteran QB Dieter Brock makes NFL debut after coming over from Canadian Football League, but Rams will miss holdout RB Eric Dickerson. Redden originally was scheduled to start in Dickerson's place. Charles White is next on depth chart . . . QB John Elway has inflamed left knee, but should start for Denver. Denver has won 10 of last 14 openers.
KEY: (O) out; (D) doubtful -- 75 percent chance will not play; (Q) questionable -- 50 percent chance will not play.
-- Neil H. Greenberger