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Cowboys' League-Best Run Game Meets G-Bay's League-Best Run D

Dak vs the Pack. At the start of the year, the Packers would have been the unquestioned favorite in this matchup. Now things aren’t so clear. Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott has led his Cowboys to a 4-1 record and has thrown 155 passes without being picked off. Not only is that good, it’s actually an NFL record. This game will be the biggest test for the Mississippi State product so far as the Dallas run game is likely not going to be as effective against Green Bay’s league-best run defense as it has been so far this season.

SHARK BITES
  • The Cowboys are 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against the Packers.
  • The Packers are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 games in October.
  • The Cowboys are 0-5-1 ATS in their last six games against teams with winning records.

The two things we know coming into this matchup are this: 1. Dallas can run the ball. 2. Green Bay can stop the run. The Cowboys have rushed for a league-best 155.2 yards a game and the Packers have allowed just 42.8 rushing yards per game and have given up just 2.0 yards per carry. Dak is going to be forced to throw the ball down the field for the first time in his career on Sunday and we could be seeing that streak of passes without a pick come to an abrupt halt.

Aaron Rodgers has not quite reached Aaron Rodgers levels yet this season but he has been good enough to win. Dallas is in the bottom half of the league in passing yards allowed and has allowed opposing quarterbacks to post an average rating of 96 against them. Rodgers has combined for 507 yards and five touchdowns in his last two games against the Cowboys, during which the Packers have outscored Dallas 73-14. This game poses an excellent opportunity for Rodgers to break out.

If the Packers lose on Sunday, they will be two games back of the division-leading Vikings, making this an absolute must-win for the Cheeseheads.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those siding with the visitors in this matchup saw the Dallas Cowboys listed as 4.5-point underdogs at shops such as Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line for the betting matchup was at 47 over at 5Dimes.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 25-19 result in favor of the Packers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Dallas Cowboys vs Green Bay Packers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Green Bay will face the 4-1 Dallas Cowboys, who own a 4-0-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Packers are 2-2 so far this season while the Cowboys are 2-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Green Bay vs Dallas injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Green Bay Packers rated this week at No. 15 and the Dallas Cowboys sitting at No. 19.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Green Bay's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 24.5 PPG, against a Cowboys defense that ranks No. 8 this week at 18.2 PPG. The Packers aerial game is averaging 209.75 yards per game, less than the Cowboys secondary allows through the air, 261.6 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Dallas Cowboys feature the league's No. 11-rated road run defense, allowing 94 yards per game. The Green Bay Packers, meanwhile, ranks No. 6 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ezekiel Elliott ran through the Cincinnati defense for 134 yards in Dallas's last game, handing the Bengals a 28-14 setback on Sunday at AT&T Stadium.

In their last gridiron battle, Randall Cobb did much of the damage, producing 108 receiving yards as Green Bay beat the Giants 23-16 at Lambeau Field.

Betting Trends
  • Dallas is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Dallas is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Dallas's last 10 games
  • Green Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Green Bay's last 19 games
  • Green Bay is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Green Bay is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas home to Philadelphia, Sunday, October 30th
Green Bay home to Chicago, Thursday, October 20th

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