NFL

Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants

Dallas
Cowboys
9 - 6
New York
Giants
5 - 10
December 30, 2018, 1:00 PM EST
 | MetLife Stadium

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Dallas
Cowboys
9 - 6
New York
Giants
5 - 10
December 30, 2018, 1:00 PM EST
 | MetLife Stadium
  • Having nothing to play for but pride and continuity in Week 17, the Dallas Cowboys head to the Big Apple to face the New York Giants. The Cowboys locked up the NFC East division title vs the Bucs in Week 16 while the Giants nearly played spoiler to Indianapolis before coughing up a 10-point lead to the Colts.

    Although the Cowboys have no way to move up or down in the playoff standings, owner Jerry Jones says they still plan to play their starters but the real question is for how long. That’s a question even oddsmakers have struggled to answer, which is why the Cowboys opened as 7-point underdogs (since moved to +6) with a total of 42.5 (since moved to 41.5).

    SHARK BITES
    • The Giants are 2-5 SU and 1-5-1 ATS in 7 home games this season.
    • Cowboys backup quarterback Cooper Rush hasn’t played a snap in 2018.
    • The UNDER has hit in the last five games in this matchup (avg. combined score: 30.2).

    Cowboys vs Giants Game Center

    Giants Continue to Falter At MetLife Stadium

    At MetLife Stadium, the Giants have been a train wreck and have been draining bettors’ bank accounts if you backed them. They’re 1-5-1 ATS (2-5 SU) in seven home games this season and the only glimmer of hope on their roster is the beast known as Saquon Barkley. The rookie running back has been a force and has seven touchdowns over his last seven games but has been held below 50 yards rushing in his last two outings, opening the door for Browns QB Baker Mayfield to scoop up the Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

    The Giants were so close to playing spoiler vs the Colts in Week 16 as they went up 17-7 early in the third quarter and were clicking on offense. But the defense pretty much killed that lead as Andrew Luck and company picked them apart and enabled Indy to rip the game out of the Giants’ lifeless hands.

    If I had to pick in this snoozefest of a game, I’d likely side with the Giants spread because they won’t be facing a fully invested Cowboys squad and if Eli Manning can get out of his own way and allow the offense to go exclusively through Saquon, the Giants have a shot to close out the season with a double-digit victory.

    Prescott May Play but Let’s Get to Know Cooper Rush

    Look, if the Cowboys actually play their starters for most of the game, then they would be the favorite and would likely win this game by a touchdown. As much as Jerry Jones wants to pander to fans (and bettors), the reality is that Dallas will likely treat this as a glorified preseason game where the ones get enough snaps to work on some continuity but will be pulled to avoid serious injury.

    With that in mind, bettors opting to take the Cowboys need to know who Cooper Rush and Rod Smith are. Dak Prescott’s backup played at Central Michigan and while the Dallas front office raves about him, the reality is that he hasn’t played a meaningful snap in the NFL and in four years with the Chippewas, he threw 55 interceptions in 52 games. Not exactly inspiring. RB Ezekiel Elliott will also likely not play much and Smith is only averaging 2.9 yards per carry on 32 attempts.

    I’m not sold that the Cowboys will play this game with the same urgency that saw them win six of their last seven games. I think “America’s Team” will play hard for the first quarter, then pull the plug, rest their starters and start to plan for their wild-card opponent as they’re one of the few teams that can’t change their playoff seeding.

    Should You Take the UNDER?

    The total opened at 42.5 (since moved to 41.5) and trends are pointing to an UNDER in this NFC East showdown. The UNDER has hit in the last five games in this matchup with an average combined score of 30.2 points per game. When these teams met in Arlington in Week 2, the final combined score was 33 points and the total closed at 42 points. The Cowboys on the road have also led to a lot of UNDERs as the final score has fallen short of the total in 10 of their last 11 road games with an average combined score of 32.8 points per game.

    My Pick Is…

    To take the UNDER. The Giants offense is still a train wreck with Eli Manning taking the snaps and there are too many warning signs coming into this game that lead me to believe this inconsequential game will be a snoozer. The Cowboys offense has trouble scoring with its starters so now they’ll score over 20 with Cooper Rush at QB? Gimme a break.

Odds

Sunday, December 30 Sun Dec 30


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+7
-110
+226
o42.5
-110
-7
-110
-254
u42.5
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+7
+102
+270
o38.5
-110
-7
-122
-325
u38.5
-110

Edge Finder

26.84
Points Scored
21.21
223.11
Passing Yards
187.11
131.68
Rushing Yards
146.26
29:45
Time on Field
30:21
65.42
Number of Plays
63.58
5.42
Yards Per Play
5.24
26.84
Points Scored
21.21
5.11
First Quarter
2.79
7.95
Second Quarter
6.05
6.05
Third Quarter
5.42
7.74
Fourth Quarter
6.95
223.11
Passing Yards
187.11
32.95
Pass Attempts
30.63
21.21
Pass Completions
20.26
1.53
Sacks
3.00
9.63
Sack Yards
16.42
10.52
Yards Per Pass
9.23
131.68
Rushing Yards
146.26
30.95
Rush Attempts
29.95
4.26
Yards Per Rush
4.88
1.05
Interceptions
0.37
0.74
Fumbles
1.05
0.26
Fumbles Lost
0.53
1.32
Total Turnovers
0.89
5.95
Penalties
5.89
47.74
Penalty Yards
46.16
29:45
Time on Field
30:21
65.42
Number of Plays
63.58
5.42
Yards Per Play
5.24
4.00
Punts
4.37
48.24
Punt Average
45.42
55.32
Return Yards
52.32

Head To Head

DAL
Stat Type NYG
7-3
Record
3-7
5-4-1
ATS
4-5-1
5-5
O/U
5-5
22.80
Points Scored
17.90
129.30
Rush Yds
100.40
33.50
Pass Attempts
34.70
63.58
Completion %
65.71
245.40
Passing Yds
209.30
374.7
Total Yds
309.7
1.30
Turnovers
1.20
DAL
Stat Type NYG
3-0
Record
0-3
3-0
ATS
0-3
0-3
O/U
0-3
23.00
Points Scored
8.67
129.67
Rush Yds
57.33
31.33
Pass Attempts
42.67
63.83
Completion %
72.66
251.67
Passing Yds
215.33
381.33
Total Yds
272.67
0.00
Turnovers
1.33
Sep 16/18 (1 of 10)
DAL
Stat Type NYG
Home
Away
20
Points Scored
13
-3
ATS
+3
42 o
O/U
42 u
138
Rush Yds
35
25
Pass Attempts
44
64.00
Completion %
75.00
160
Passing Yds
220
298
Total Yds
255
0
Turnovers
1
Dec 10/17 (2 of 10)
DAL
Stat Type NYG
Away
Home
30
Points Scored
10
-4
ATS
+4
42 o
O/U
42 u
122
Rush Yds
102
30
Pass Attempts
46
66.67
Completion %
67.39
332
Passing Yds
228
454
Total Yds
330
0
Turnovers
2
Sep 10/17 (3 of 10)
DAL
Stat Type NYG
Home
Away
19
Points Scored
3
-6
ATS
+6
46 o
O/U
46 u
129
Rush Yds
35
39
Pass Attempts
38
61.54
Completion %
76.32
263
Passing Yds
198
392
Total Yds
233
0
Turnovers
1
Dec 11/16 (4 of 10)
DAL
Stat Type NYG
Away
Home
7
Points Scored
10
-3.5
ATS
+3.5
47 o
O/U
47 u
108
Rush Yds
93
37
Pass Attempts
28
45.95
Completion %
60.71
152
Passing Yds
167
260
Total Yds
260
3
Turnovers
3
Sep 11/16 (5 of 10)
DAL
Stat Type NYG
Home
Away
19
Points Scored
20
+1
ATS
-1
48 o
O/U
48 u
101
Rush Yds
113
45
Pass Attempts
28
55.56
Completion %
67.86
227
Passing Yds
203
328
Total Yds
316
0
Turnovers
1
Oct 25/15 (6 of 10)
DAL
Stat Type NYG
Away
Home
20
Points Scored
27
+3
ATS
-3
44.5 o
O/U
44.5 u
233
Rush Yds
132
27
Pass Attempts
24
62.96
Completion %
54.17
227
Passing Yds
157
460
Total Yds
289
4
Turnovers
0
Sep 13/15 (7 of 10)
DAL
Stat Type NYG
Home
Away
27
Points Scored
26
-7
ATS
+7
52 o
O/U
52 u
80
Rush Yds
99
45
Pass Attempts
36
80.00
Completion %
55.56
356
Passing Yds
190
436
Total Yds
289
3
Turnovers
0
Nov 23/14 (8 of 10)
DAL
Stat Type NYG
Away
Home
31
Points Scored
28
-4.5
ATS
+4.5
48.5 o
O/U
48.5 u
119
Rush Yds
89
26
Pass Attempts
40
69.23
Completion %
72.50
266
Passing Yds
328
385
Total Yds
417
1
Turnovers
1
Oct 19/14 (9 of 10)
DAL
Stat Type NYG
Home
Away
31
Points Scored
21
-4.5
ATS
+4.5
46.5 o
O/U
46.5 u
156
Rush Yds
104
23
Pass Attempts
33
73.91
Completion %
63.64
267
Passing Yds
248
423
Total Yds
352
1
Turnovers
2
Nov 24/13 (10 of 10)
DAL
Stat Type NYG
Away
Home
24
Points Scored
21
+2.5
ATS
-2.5
44 o
O/U
44 u
107
Rush Yds
202
38
Pass Attempts
30
60.53
Completion %
53.33
204
Passing Yds
154
311
Total Yds
356
1
Turnovers
1

Team Records

DAL
Record NYG
9-6
All
5-10
7-1
Home
2-5
2-5
Away
3-5
8-6-1
ATS
8-6-1
5-2-1
ATS Home
1-5-1
3-4
ATS Away
7-1
6-9
O/U
8-7
5-3
O/U Home
3-4
1-6
O/U Away
5-3
DAL
Record NYG
8-3
All
4-7
6-0
Home
2-3
2-3
Away
2-4
6-4-1
ATS
6-4-1
4-1-1
ATS Home
1-3-1
2-3
ATS Away
5-1
4-7
O/U
6-5
3-3
O/U Home
3-2
1-4
O/U Away
3-3
DAL
Record NYG
4-1
All
1-4
3-0
Home
0-2
1-1
Away
1-2
4-1
ATS
2-3
3-0
ATS Home
0-2
1-1
ATS Away
2-1
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
DAL
Record NYG
7-3
All
4-6
5-1
Home
2-3
2-2
Away
2-3
6-3-1
ATS
6-3-1
4-1-1
ATS Home
1-3-1
2-2
ATS Away
5-0
5-5
O/U
6-4
4-2
O/U Home
3-2
1-3
O/U Away
3-2

Gametime Weather

Weather
12:00 pm EST Overcast
3ºC / 38ºF
58% Humidity
15% Precipitation
89% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 8
mph

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
No Injuries to Report
Name Position Inj Desc
No Injuries to Report

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Dec 23, 2018TB27-20W-7/48P/U8015223263320383-2
Dec 16, 2018IND0-23L+3/47L/U1121802921781923701
Dec 9, 2018PHI29-23W-3.5/45.5W/O142434576342222562
Nov 29, 2018NO13-10W+7.5/51.5W/U100208308651111761
Nov 22, 2018WAS31-23W-7/40W/O14625840480251331-3
Nov 18, 2018ATL22-19W+3.5/50W/U13219132380274354-1
Nov 11, 2018PHI27-20W+7.5/45.5W/O17123941071350421-1
Nov 5, 2018TEN14-28L-4.5/40L/O722252971252153400
Oct 21, 2018WAS17-20L-1.5/40.5L/U732503231301753052
Oct 14, 2018JAC40-7W+3/39.5W/O20617237865139204-2
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Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Dec 23, 2018IND27-28L+9.5/48W/O83309392493534020
Dec 16, 2018TEN0-17L+2.5/42L/U47213260215863012
Dec 9, 2018WAS40-16W-3/40W/O22717540284204288-2
Dec 2, 2018CHI30-27W+3.5/43.5W/O141197338118258376-2
Nov 25, 2018PHI22-25L+5/49.5W/U1262764021272143411
Nov 18, 2018TB38-35W-3/54P/O163196359151359510-4
Nov 12, 2018SF27-23W+3/45W/O97180277124250374-2
Oct 28, 2018WAS13-20L+1/44L/U372663031821783601
Oct 22, 2018ATL20-23L+4/52W/U6137243367356423-1
Oct 11, 2018PHI13-34L+1.5/45.5L/O1472544011082713791
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