The Dallas Cowboys go to MetLife Stadium to oppose the New York Giants Monday night. Dallas is attempting to ride the momentum of its win last week, while the Giants are attempting an improbable 3-0 start to the season. The Giants opened as -2½ favorite, an over/under of 39½ points, as per BetUS Sportsbook NFL odds.
Cowboys vs. Giants Odds By BetUs
|Cowboys||+1 ( -110 )||39 ( -110 )||-105|
|Giants||-1 ( -110 )||39 ( -110 )||-115|
In Rush Cowboys Trust
The Dallas Cowboys surprised the football world last Sunday, defeating the Cincinnati Bengals on a last-play field goal. That after a listless opening loss at home against the Buccaneers. Quarterback Dak Prescott required surgery on his thumb after the opener moved the needle in the direction of Dallas losing consistently until he returned. However, with Cooper Rush at the helm, he ended with 235 passing yards (one touchdown) to help Dallas bite the Bengals.
Rush was solid, but the biggest reason the Cowboys have a shot in this game is their defense. Linebacker Micah Parsons is coming off of a two-sack game against Cincy, and is the early favorite in Defensive Player of the Year wagering so far. Parsons will surely give a ton of fits to New York quarterback Daniel Jones in this one, and is the x-factor if the Cowboys are to leave New York (New Jersey?) with a victory.
Dallas struggled in the rushing game to date, averaging only 89 yards per game, polar opposite of New York (see below). Running Back Ezekiel Elliott has just 105 yards in two games, while understudy Tony Pollard hasn’t been given the touches to be a serious threat as a runner. Dallas needs to find a balance in its offense.
It’s Been 13 Seasons
The New York Giants are 2-0, their best start since 2016. Now, New York attempts to extend the undefeated streak, perhaps to 3-0 for the first time since a 5-0 start in 2009. Much of the credit has to go to new coach Brian Daboll, who had seen great success as offensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills.
In their two wins, the Giants have won by a total of four points. New York has kept its games down to the wire, then finished strong. Unquestionably, a large reason for their success is their rushing. Running Back Saquon Barkley leads the NFL with 236 yards in just two games. Barkley has allowed the Giants to remain in games, winning the fourth quarter as he continues to get better throughout the contest.
The Giants need to figure out their wide receiver situation, though. The Giants had a recent wide-receiving unit with the likes of Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney leading the way. So fat this season, Richie James and Sterling Shepard have shone in the pass-catching game. There’s no solid No. 1 wide receiver in New York now, and if the Giants can get one of those, the offense can start clicking even more.
Cowboys End Giants’ Streak
The Cowboys are going to end the Giants undefeated streak because of their pressure defense. One of the best pass rushes in the NFL, better than what the Giants have seen thus far. If Dallas can stop (neutralize) Saquon Barkley, it’s trouble in Jersey. Daniel Jones is known to make mistakes at quarterback, with Micah Parsons and Trevon Diggs lying in wait
Take the Cowboys with the points in this one. It will be another nail-biter, as both teams offer the same (+550) price to win the NFC East, according to NFL division odds. The Cowboys, on paper, even with Rush at quarterback, have a roster that’s better.. Do not expect this game to be extremely high scoring, as neither team is prolific with the football. Try under as well.