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Cowboys vs. Giants Pick – Week 12 NFL Sunday Night Football

A key NFC East divisional clash will end your betting Sunday as the Dallas Cowboys return to the field following their bye week to take on a fading New York Giants squad. Even though these two teams look to be headed in different directions this season, expect a tight and competitive affair as is always the case when these rivals square off. One player who will really be looking for a bounceback game is Giants QB Eli Manning who was brutal last week throwing pick, after pick, after pick. The Cowboys enter healthy and rested following their bye week and should be raring to enter the final stretch and look to secure that playoff berth. Not much was expected from Dallas in 2014, especially with their defensive personnel, but they’ve proven the pundits wrong and have turned into a solid football team. We’ll see if they can carry their pre-bye week momentum into the Meadowlands tonight. Read on below for our featured pick and a full game breakdown.

Cowboys vs. Giants Betting Odds:

Spread:
Dallas Cowboys -3.5 (-120)
@ New York Giants +3.5 (+100)

Total:
Over 47 (-115)
Under 47 (-105)

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Cowboys vs. Giants Pick:

Even though the Giants are likely better than their record would indicate, this is a team that continuously finds ways to lose. The G-Men definitely should have won last week’s contest, but Eli Manning literally threw the game away. His five interceptions were brutal and it was abundantly clear he just couldn’t deal with the constant pressure in his face from the San Francisco front seven. Tonight he’ll receive more of the same from a rested and ferocious Dallas defensive front. Dallas generated nine sacks in their three games before the bye week and should pick up right where they left off this evening. The Giants do not protect Manning very well at all, and it should be easy for the Dallas defenders.

When Dallas has the ball, they’ve been very effective this year. For all of his criticisms, Tony Romo has been excellent, but he’s been helped by the current top running back in the NFL, DeMarco Murray. Murray has been dominant this season and he must be licking his lips gearing up to face the Giants run defense. The G-Men are actually dead last in the entire NFL against the run, conceding a brutal average of 5.05 yards per carry. They’ve also given up an average of 175 rushing yards per game during their last four contests. Dallas will have no issues moving the chains tonight.

With Murray running well, look for the healthier Romo to take full advantage of the favourable passing situations he’s sure to receive. Ever since Prince Amukamura went down for New York, their secondary has been pretty bad, and look for Romo to be able to connect with Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams at will on Sunday night.

This bye should have done wonderful things for a talented, but banged-up Cowboys squad. Romo and Murray will enter feeling good and I’d expect a big performance on national TV against their divisional rivals. While they’ve got a big game looming on Thursday against the Eagles, don’t expect the Cowboys to look past the hated Giants. New York is a bad football team right now, and don’t match up all that well against Dallas. Look for Dallas to exploit their weaknesses, en route to a double digit victory tonight. NFL road faves coming off a bye are 50-16 against the spread over the past 14 years, and look for that trend to continue tonight.

PICK = Cowboys -3.5 (-120)