New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick – NFL Week 5

A pair of really struggling teams will face-off on Sunday afternoon in a key NFC East divisional rivalry.

The 1-3 Cowboys will host the winless New York Giants, and despite both of their poor starts to this campaign, neither Washington or Philadelphia is doing well either. The division, and a playoff spot is still very much within reach, and a win here in Week 5 would certainly go a long way.

With the stakes high, it will be interesting to see which Cowboys squad shows up to host the G-Men here in Week 5. Dallas’ defense has been abysmal through four games, and while their offensive game can certainly put up points – if they can’t keep them off the board, it’s going to be a long season.

But can the Giants take advantage? That’s certainly something to look for as New York has struggled in all facets thus far. Daniel Jones hasn’t been all that great under centre, and the Giants’ defense has shown many faults.

In a battle of two heavily-flawed teams, this Dallas/New York showdown should at least produce some excitement and some points. Continue reading on beneath the posted odds for a more detailed look at this NFC East showdown, as well as our official betting selection for this crucial divisional clash. Enjoy the game!

New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys Betting Odds:

New York Giants +8.5 (-110)
@ Dallas Cowboys -8.5 (-110)

Over 52.5 (-110)
Under 52.5 (-110)

*Betting odds provided by BetOnline.ag

New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick:

Despite all of the talent the Cowboys have, a stunning lack of focus and execution sees them in a precarious predicament as they enter Week 5. The Cowboys have turned the ball over far too much on offense, and as a result they’re finding themselves in deep holes early and often. And while Dak Prescott’s passing stats are impressive, it’s coming both out of necessity and the fact that Dallas has trailed so much this year.

One area that will make things tougher on Prescott this week is more injuries to his already depleted offensive line. It is expected that he will be without Joe Looney and La’el Collins once again vs. the G-Men. Expect the Giants’ pass rush and front seven to create some issues for Prescott as a result.

Look for the Giants to be able to really stifle a struggling Cowboys’ run game. Ezekiel Elliott has lacked burst and power through four games, and New York should be able to turn Dallas into a strictly passing offense quite early in this contest. While the Giants are limited in their secondary, with them shutting down the run game, look for New York to allocate more resources to controlling the Cowboys’ aerial attack.

GIANTS RECEIVERS WILL FEAST
On the other side of the ball, look for the Giants to also face very little resistance through the air. The Dallas secondary is simply a disaster right now, and they’re badly depleted. Expect big outings from all of Evan Engram, Golden Tate, and Darius Slayton come Sunday afternoon.

For the Giants to keep pace though, they’ll need to protect Daniel Jones. The former Duke product has shown some flashes of quality and accuracy – but he needs better protection and time when dropping back in the pocket. Against Dallas on Sunday, he should get that. The Cowboys’ offer up virtually no pass rush or presence along their defensive line at the moment, and Jones should turn in his best outing of the season.

This spread is simply too high and is factoring in an overrated Dallas squad putting up points in garbage time. The Giants meanwhile have been competitive in every game this season, and though they’ve struggled to get over the hump and secure a victory – they aren’t that far off from Dallas, especially given all of the Cowboys’ injuries. Look for Jason Garrett and his new Giants’ squad to be highly motivated to add to Dallas’ misery – en route to a close finish and a Giants’ cover.

My Pick
Giants +8.5
Will S. / Author

Will has been working with The Sports Geek since its early days back in 2010. He began as a soccer specialist, focusing on detailed reports for major international competitions, including the World Cup and European Championships. Since then, he has produced weekly pick articles on both the NFL and English Premier League, while also contributing blog posts on the NHL, MLB, and even WWE wrestling. Will is also an avid sports bettor and daily fantasy player, always eager to share his thoughts and insight on anything going on in the world of sports.