A pair of NFC East rivals meet with Sunday Night Football's Cowboys at Giants matchup. Both teams made the playoffs last year and will be looking to take the next step in their quests for another Super Bowl title.
Who has the edge in this crucial Week 1 matchup? Check out the live odds & our 3 best bets right here! Good luck!
The Cowboys finished 12-5 in the regular season last year and after a dominating 31-14 wild card victory over the Tampa Bay Bucs, they only mustered 12 points against the Niners in the 19-12 loss of the NFC Divisional Round.
They let Zeke go to free agency with the obvious intentions of allowing Tony Pollard to take over the main ball carrying duties. They finished the season averaging 26.8ppg which was 4th in the league and only gave up 19.7ppg on defense which was 6th in the league. The defense got a boost in the offseason as they added Stephon Gilmore who will help the secondary with his veteran leadership.
After a surprising 6-1 start to their season last year, the Giants stumbled through the 2nd half of the season and finished a mediocre 9-7-1.
Daniel Jones and the offense finished 18th in the league in scoring but the offseason provided opportunity for them to bolster Jones’s weapons and that is exactly what they did.
They brought in tight end Darren Waller and receivers Jamison Crowder and Parris Campbell. Defensively, they were 22nd in points allowed per game and near the bottom of the league against the run.
We believe Tony Pollard will get 25+ carries in this initial game of the season and will expose the Giants run defense. While the Giants added pieces to their offense, only Waller is likely to make any type of significant impact.
As long as Dak avoids forcing throws and turning the ball over, we expect the Cowboys to win this one on the road by at least a touchdown.
Key Betting Trends for Dallas at New York:
Dak Prescott has definitely had his share of struggles, but he's had no problem putting up points against the G-Men. Dallas has gone over this total in 6 of their last 10 games when facing the NYG.
The 'Boys have also hit the Team Total Over in 14 of their last 22 games. We think Dallas should easily score 27 or more points in this road opener. Take the Over!
The Cowboys have scored a rushing TD against the NYG in 3 straight meetings. While those were by Ezekiel Elliot, he is now gone, and Pollard will be the beneficiary of the redzone carries.
Our numbers give Pollard around a 60% chance of scoring a touchdown, so there's quite a bit of value at -130 or less. Good luck with all of your Sunday Night Football action!