Following a very successful NFL Sunday of picks here at The Sports Geek, we’ll look for a Monday night winner to close out Week 6 with a stellar 4-1 record.
The picks have been up and down so far in 2020, but here’s to hoping a solidly profitable week will mean good things for us as we approach the crucial games throughout November, and December.
Another Monday night doubleheader brings fans joy, and we’ll be closing out a thrilling week of NFL action with an intriguing showdown between the Arizona Cardinals and the banged-up Dallas Cowboys.
It was gut-wrenching to see that injury to Dak Prescott last Sunday. The Cowboys’ star quarterback has a lengthy rehabilitation process in front of him, and will miss the remainder of the NFL season due to a gruesome ankle injury. Andy Dalton fills in, and while the ‘Red Rocket’ had mixed reviews as a starter from his time in Cincinnati, let’s be honest – he’s a pretty solid backup.
The new-look Cowboys will be taking on a Cardinals squad that still seems to not be playing up to their potential. They enter with a 3-2 record, firmly in the hunt within the NFC West – though many holes have been apparent through their first five weeks. Can this young group take advantage of the Cowboys’ injuries? It will be interesting to find out!
As always, continue reading on beneath the posted odds for further analysis and a betting breakdown of Arizona vs. Dallas here to close out Week 6. Everyone will be intrigued to see how Dallas fares without Prescott, and it should make for a fascinating encounter. It’s another Monday Night Football doubleheader, and as always – we’ve got your betting needs covered! Enjoy the game.
Arizona Cardinals vs. Dallas Cowboys Betting Odds:
Arizona Cardinals PK (-110)
@ Dallas Cowboys PK (-110)
Over 55 (-110)
Under 55 (-110)
*Betting odds provided by BetOnline.ag
Arizona Cardinals vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick:
While it’s certainly tough to see Dallas’ star quarterback go down and be lost for the remainder of the season, it really isn’t the downgrade the general public seem to think it is. This was perfectly evident in the line movement on this game throughout the week. Following the Prescott injury, the Cowboys immediately opened as three-point home underdogs. Once cooler heads prevailed, the betting market has now shifted entirely, where Dallas is actually favoured in some spots. Don’t get me wrong, Prescott is great – though Dalton too is a pretty solid quarterback, and this downgrade isn’t as steep as many would think.
That’s great news for Dallas’ offense full of playmakers at the skill positions. Ezekiel Elliott finally seems to be rounding into form and should be able to bully a porous Cardinals’ defensive front. Meanwhile, the Cowboys still have their trio of elite receivers in CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup, and Amari Cooper – all of whom should feast on Arizona’s banged-up secondary. While the Cards still have a fading Patrick Peterson, it’s believed that other starters like Budda Baker and Chris Banjo will both still be sidelined.
Arizona likely won’t stop Dallas, so they’ll need to try and outscore their issues defensively with their high-octane attack. The Cowboys’ secondary is quite suspect at the moment, and there only shot to slow down the DeAndre Hopkins and Kyler Murray connection, is by generating a beastly pass rush. That is a lot of pressure to place on DeMarcus Lawrence, but he is a talented lineman.
With Leighton Vander Esch due back for Dallas, it’s going to limit Murray on his scrambles and check-down throws significantly. While the Cowboys can and likely will still get beat deep, expect them to actually do a better job at limiting Murray, than Arizona will do to stifle the Cowboys’ attack. It’s turned into a nice matchup for Dallas, and as a result I fully agree with the lofty line movement toward them throughout the week. Roll with the Red Rocket on Monday night as the Cowboys win their first game without Dak.