New York Giants Vs Dallas Cowboys: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
Sunday, September 16, 8:20pm Eastern Time
The Giants and Cowboys both look to avoid an 0-2 start, as they try to keep pace in the NFC East.
The Giants are coming off a heart-breaking loss in week 1. If not for a few holding calls, and a muffed punt at the end of the game, the G-Men could have very well knocked off the defending AFC South Champion Jaguars. Saquon Barkley looked right at home, and Odell didn’t miss a step in his return to action, as both players toped 100 yards respectively.
While the Giants had some miscues in week 1 that they wish they could take back, the Cowboys would take a complete do-over of their game vs. Carolina. A lot of the expected issues popped up for Dallas. The loss of Jason Witten and Dez Bryant and failure to replace them with starting caliber players showed all game. Dak Prescott struggled to find open receivers from the opening whistle, on his way to a dismal 170 passing yards.
If week 1 is any indication, then the vaunted Dallas Cowboys o-line may not be the juggernaut of old. Dallas gave up a whopping 6 sacks to Carolina. Dallas struggled with the Panther’s pass rush, and they didn’t do much better opening holes for Ezekiel Elliot. If you take away Zeke’s longest run of 17 yards he averaged an underwhelming 3.7 yards per carry.
Look for Saquon to do damage in the run game against a Dallas defense that gave up 5.0 ypc to Carolina running backs a week ago. After their stellar output against Jacksonville, Odell and crew should have a field day going against a rather mediocre secondary for Dallas. This rivalry is always played tightly, and Sunday night will be no different, New York’s skill players should be enough to help them escape with a victory.
Score prediction: Giants win 28-27
Olivier Vernon looks to return to Giants line-up, adding an edge presence against a team that gave up 6 sacks in their opener. The loss of center Travis Fedricks will show Sunday night, as Snacks Harrison will be clogging the running lanes for Zeke.
Dallas looked like a team with many deficiencies a week ago. Their lack of talent out wide will limit the chance of big plays, and keep Giants’ safety Landon Collins in the box to help defend against the run. New York’s plethora of playmakers should be too much for Dallas to handle. If Eli can protect the ball the G-Men should leave “Jerry World” with a win.
As Saquon showed in week 1 with his 68-yard TD scamper, big plays will come in bunches for New York. While Dallas lacks talent at the receiver group, Zeke Elliot should see an abundance of touches on the ground and through the air, getting Dallas on the scoreboard, and keeping them in the game.
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Head to Head
The Cowboys have dominated the Giants over the last 10 games, holding a 7-3 record, and holding the edge in every statistical category. Dallas swept New York a season ago in their two matchups outscoring the Giants 49-13.
- The total has gone OVER in 12 of NY Giants’ last 18 meetings with Dallas.
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Giants’ last 9 games when playing Dallas on the road.
- NY RB Saquon Barkley ran for 106 yards and a touchdown in his rookie debut.
- NY WR Odell Beckham Jr. caught 11 passes for 111 yards in his return from injury a week ago.
- Besides Cole Beasley, no other Dallas WR had more than 27 yards receiving in week 1.