In the past couple of years, divisional games in the NFC East have been far from must-watch television. This time, it may actually be worth tuning in, as the red-hot Dallas Cowboys will host the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium in a game they just can’t afford to lose, even if it’s still pretty early in the season.
Mike McCarthy’s team has been quite impressive to start the year and they want to open the gap between the rest of the division. So, after beating the Philadelphia Eagles a couple of weeks ago, they’ll look to give the New York Giants a bit of that same dose. Right now, oddsmakers favor them by a touchdown, with the game total set at a whopping 52 points.
Daniel Jones could be just fine
Daniel Jones leads the NFL in fumbles lost since he entered the league and it’s safe to say that there have been more questions than answers regarding his skills as a starting quarterback. More often than not, he looked closer to a washed-out Eli Manning than a guy to build around. This year, however, he’s finally showed glimpses of improvement and he’s been taking better care of the football.
The Giants have plenty of nice weapons in Saquon Barkley, Kenny Golladay, Darius Slayton, and Evan Engram but their offense has been inconsistent. Their defense, on the other hand, has been slightly better than expected and you know anything can happen in the NFC East.
The Cowboys are a legit threat
We’ve heard this dozens of times before but the Dallas Cowboys may actually be for real this time. We all knew their offense was going to be great if Dak Prescott was healthy but their defense has been a pleasant surprise, and they look like they have a real shot at being a playoff contender for the first time in years.
This duo though 🙌@Jaws_47 | @BinghamBaller9 #TightEndTuesday pic.twitter.com/vFUXDFJr25
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) October 6, 2021
The Cowboys were a missed call away from being undefeated and beating the reigning Super Bowl champions in Week 1. From that on, they’ve proved that that game wasn’t a fluke and that they have enough arguments to match up against every single team in the league week in and week out.
Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
- Giants are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Giants are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game