A huge divisional showdown in the NFC East will start off an exciting but abbreviated slate of Sunday’s football action. With COVID-19 running wild throughout the league, the rivalry clash between the Cowboys and Giants seems to be one of the few games not impacted by the virus.
Dallas enters at 9-4, fresh off a stomping of another divisional rival in Week 14 in Washington. The Cowboys offense found their footing, while Micah Parsons continues to make a convincing case for Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Meanwhile, the Giants enter with a 4-9 record and the post-season again seems highly unlikely for this flawed roster. Injuries remain an issue for Joe Judge’s side as Daniel Jones will again miss out at quarterback. It’ll be Mike Glennon under center for the G-Men, in what has to be seen as a tough task given the strength of Dallas’ front seven right now.
For added insight on this rivalry clash, live odds, trends, and the latest data – keep reading below for our betting analysis on Dallas vs. New York, as we look to stay hot into the new year. Enjoy the game, folks!
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Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants Live Odds & Betting History
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|Points Per Game||29.2||17.8|
|Points Against Per Game||22.1||23.8|
|Passing Yards Per Game||280.0||217.6|
|Rushing Yards Per Game||110.4||125.7|
Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants Prediction
Although Dak Prescott hasn’t been all that great since his return from a brief injury layoff, look for the Cowboys’ QB to get back on track in Week 15. The Giants’ secondary is badly decimated with COVID at the moment, and it seems unlikely many of their starting pieces will be available. The G-Men don’t pressure opposing QB’s all that well, and without Adoree Jackson, this is a stop unit that has taken a definite step back of late. That has to be welcome news for Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb, both due for big outings.
In the middle of the field is another area Dallas will attack. Blake Martinez is still out for the Giants at linebacker, and that will allow big gains from the Cowboys’ bruising run game, and skilled tight-end Dalton Schultz. Look for Dallas to have zero issues moving the chains.
On the other side of the football, look for the Giants to be playing catch-up early and often on Sunday afternoon. Mike Glennon has looked pretty awful thus far, and against a Dallas defensive front that rushes opposing quarterbacks at will – Sunday will be another tough outing. Expect Glennon to be forced into many hurried situations, and the G-Men will likely need to turn to the run game in an attempt to relieve pressure. Saquon Barkley has looked good of late, but Dallas’ recent outings show an improved run defense as bodies have returned.
If this is sounding like a mismatch, it’s because it certainly will be. The Cowboys are well set-up to throttle a weakened Giants roster come Sunday.
CeeDee Lamb has 138 receptions in his first two seasons as an NFL wideout, the most catches by a Cowboy in his first two seasons.
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Cowboys vs. Giants Trends To Know:
- Cowboys are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games in December.
- Cowboys are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. NFC.
- Cowboys are 6-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
- Giants are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games in December.
- Giants are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Cowboys are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 meetings vs. New York.
The injury report leans Dallas’ way and the game script should too. They’re the healthier and hungrier squad at the moment, and their offense can beat New York in too many ways. The Cowboys are a proficient road group and will be seeking out a first-round playoff bye. Look for Prescott and his array of talented receivers to put up a big number on the depleted defense of New York.