On Sunday, the Cowboys will take on the Giants at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Dallas has won 11 straight with their only loss coming in week one to, you guessed it, the New York Giants. Since that loss, Dallas has compiled an 11-1 record. Meanwhile, the G-Men have quietly put together a solid season with a record of 8-4 on season. This Sunday Night Football matchup will kick off at 8:30 PM. ET.
The Giants are coming off a tough loss to the Steelers. The Giants have struggled to run the ball all season, and last week was no exception. New York rushed for 56 total yards. The Giants rank 31st in the league in rushing yards per game according to NFL Stats. They are one of four teams to have less than one thousand yards rushing on the season. Facing a stout Dallas run defense, New York’s struggles running the ball will likely continue. Despite New York’s poor rushing attack, the Giants have managed to stay at the top of the standing for most of the season.
At the opposite end of the offensive spectrum, the Cowboys have one of the best rushing attacks in the league. Dallas ranks 2nd in the NFL in terms of rushing yards per game according to NFL Stats. The Cowboys have 20 rushing touchdowns on the year. Dallas relies heavily on their rushing attack, and that will likely continue this week.
But, the Cowboys will face a tough test this week facing a strong Giants’ run defense. The Giants’ rank 5thin run defense according to NFL Stats. If the Giants can take away the Cowboys’ rushing attack, they’ll have a real shot at pulling of the upset.
Both Dallas and New York have sub par pass defenses. The Cowboys rank 29th in the league, while the Giants rank 25th according to NFL Stats.
If the Giants are to win, they’ll need a strong performance from Eli Manning and his receivers. On the season, Manning has completed 63 percent of his passes with the lion share of his targets going to Odell Beckham. On Sunday, if the Giants have any chance of pulling of an upset, they’ll need Manning and Beckham to come through with a huge performance.
Whether the Giants have a real shot in this game is hard to say. They’ll need to overcome an unbalanced offense that cannot consistently score points. Dallas ranks 5th in the league in scoring, while the Giants rank 23rd according to NFL Stats. If the Giants’ defense can keep Dallas out of the end zone, then this game should stay close. New York is the underdog in this game, but they’ve quietly put together a solid season in many categories. Dallas is widely considered to have the best offensive line in the league. However, the Giants have actually given up fewer sacks and quarterback hits than Dallas.
Giants Vs Cowboys Betting Lines
BetOnline.ag has the Cowboys favored to win the game by 3.5 points. The over/under on total points scored is 46.5. You can read our full BetOnline review here.
This game could come down to the last possession. The Giants beat the Cowboys in week one by a single point. This game will seriously test the Cowboys offense. Dallas has the weapons and the balance to pull off the victory, but winning on the road against a divisional opponent of this quality won’t be easy. The Giants present a huge challenge for Dallas on the road. If Dallas wins, it will be a narrow victory. New York will keep it close. Go with New York to cover the spread.
Play: Giants +3.5 @ BetOnline.ag
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