The second Sunday Night Football game of the 2018 season features the New York Giants facing the Dallas Cowboys. Will the Cowboys cover the one field-goal spread as home favorites? Or will the Giants pull off a road upset with a straight up win that pays out +150? The game total is 43.5-points. Click here for live NFL odds.
Betting Odds & Analysis NY Giants vs Dallas Cowboys
Who: New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
When: Sunday, Sept 16th, 8:20 PM ET
Stream: NBC Sports Live
Spread: Dallas -3 -120
Moneyline: Giants +150/Cowboys -170
Why The Giants Can Beat The Cowboys
The New York Giants came up short last week to the Jaguars losing 20-15. This game marked the regular season debut of second-overall pick Saquon Barkley. He was held in check for most of the game by the Jags top-tier defense. Barkley finished the game with 18 carries for 106 yards that included a 68-yard TD.
Also returning for the Giants is Odell Beckham Jr. He broke an ankle on Oct. 8 and did not play in any preseason games. Eli Manning targeted Beckham 15 times and connected on 11. OBJ finished the game with 111 yards.
This team is only going to get better this season. A one-score loss to last season’s second overall ranked defense is a win for a revamped Giants team.
The Giants were 3-13 last season.
Why The Cowboys Can Beat The Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys lost an ugly 2018 season opener to the Panthers by a 16-8 final score. Jason Garrett will be looking for answers on offense after losing Dez Byrant and Jason Witten in the off-season.
Dak Prescott was sacked 6 times while completing 19 of 29 passes for 170 yards. He wasn’t intercepted but didn’t throw a touchdown pass, either. Prescott’s six first-half completions weren’t deeper than 9 yards, and three were caught behind the line of scrimmage
If the Cowboys receiving corp of Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley, and Allen Hurns can’t make plays in the passing game, then Ezekiel Elliott is in for a tough night. Elliott ran the ball 15 times for 69 yards and a touchdown in Week 1. The Cowboys are 10-2 when Elliott runs for at least 100 yards.
Giants v Cowboys Head-to-Head Analysis
The 3-point spread favoring the home-team would equate to a pick ’em game if the game was on neutral ground. Both teams will have to fix their offensive woes to win. But the Cowboys D won’t be able to keep up with both Beckham Jr and Barkley.
Last season, the Cowboys won both games versus the Giants by a combined score of 49-13.