It’s amazing how badly the NFC East has fallen, but there’s a chance for the New York Giants or Dallas Cowboys to make a big move towards the top. With the first-place Philadelphia Eagles playing the Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s likely that they’ll be falling out of the top spot.
The Cowboys are listed as nine-point favorites, with the game total sitting at 54. A win on Sunday would give Dallas seven straight wins over its hated rival.
The odds in the article are provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
Sunday, October 11, 2020 | 4:25 p.m. EST | Watch: FOX AT&T Stadium – Arlington, TX
Dak Prescott – 4+ Total Touchdowns (+300)
The situation is a bit different this week, but Prescott has been used to throwing the football plenty for the Cowboys the season. He has now attempted at least 39 passes in each game while averaging four carries per game. This amount of volume always has Dak in the mix when Dallas is near the end zone.
Dak has seven TDs (all passing) over the last two games and has thrown at least three TDs in four of his last five games against the Giants. This game is tabbed as one of the higher scoring matchups on the slate, lending some optimism to Prescott for more chances in the red zone.
New York Giants – Over 10.5 First Half Points (+108)
So, we’re getting a plus-money situation against one of the worst defenses in the NFL? Ok…
As mentioned in my Week 5 picks article, I believe this game is going to have a ton of points scored. Giants QB Daniel Jones may not be playing as bad as the numbers suggest, considering all of the stingy defenses his team has faced this season – Steelers, Bears, 49ers, Rams.
Over the last three weeks, the Dallas defense has allowed 29 (ATL), 23 (SEA) and 31 (CLE) points in the first half (THE FIRST HALF!) to its opponents. The Giants may not keep that trending rolling in the 20s, but two TDs or a TD and two FGs are certainly within the realm of possibility.
Last week I took the under on Jones’ fantasy points, so he certainly wants to show me the deal this time around. If you could tell so far in this article, I’m a big believer in points being scored. Not only does the Dallas’ defense have no idea what they’re doing but the offense also plays at the fastest pace in NFL.
Jones has always done well when not pressured, making this a perfect matchup for him. If the Giants are playing in catch-up mode, that gives Jones some more scrambling opportunities – which would get more fantasy points.
Jones has four 30+ fantasy-point games in 16 career contests, so we know he is very capable of another performance like this.
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