New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys Game Preview
A battle of two underachieving teams face off in Jerry World for week 5 NFL action. Jason Garrett returns to AT&T Stadium where he led the Cowboys just last season. It will be interesting to see if Jason Garrett is able to share insights with Daniel Jones about how to beat up on the Cowboys already terrible defense. The Cowboys opened up as huge -11.5 favorites but have now sunk to -9 and even -8 at some books.
Excitingly enough, Dallas will have fans at this game. The Cowboys are hosting about 25% of their stadium’s capacity. This will be the first time that the Giants have played in front of a live crowd this season. About 21,000 people will be in attendance.
Jason Garrett providing an edge to a beleaguered Giants offense is wishful thinking. They cannot afford to get into shootouts with anyone. In fact, last week’s game versus the Rams is the ideal game for the Giants. A Saquon Barkley-less team is going to struggle to put up points. They need to play hard defense like they did last week just to keep it close. This will be tough considering Prescott is leading the league in passing yards. The total points are set at a reasonable 54 points on DraftKings Sportsbook.
NFL Week 5 Injury Report
- Tyron Smith is out for the season with a neck injury. Huge blow for the Cowboys.
- Tyrone Crawford was a limited participant in practice Thursday. He should be good to go.
- Demarcus Lawrence participated fully so far in practice. Expect their leading pass rusher to wreak havoc on Daniel Jones.
- Leighton Vander Esch is on IR but Mike McCarthy said he has made significant progress on his broken collarbone. Could be back sooner than expected but not for this game.
- Saquon Barkley is out for the year with a torn ACL.
- Jabrill Peppers has been limited in practice so far after missing last week with an ankle injury. He should be out there on Sunday.
- Kyler Fackrell has also been limited in practice with a neck injury, which should make him active for Sunday’s matchup.
NFC East Standings After Week 4
- Philadelphia Eagles 1-2-1
- Washington Football Team 1-3
- Dallas Cowboys 1-3
- New York Giants 0-4
How To Watch/Listen To The NY Giants
- Date: Sunday, Oct. 11
- Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
- Location: AT&T Stadium (Dallas, Texas)
- TV: CBS
- Commentators: Jim Nantz and Tony Romo
- Radio: WFAN 660AM/101.9FM (New York), Sirius XM (National), 105.3FM The Fan (Dallas).
Giants vs. Cowboys Complete Odds
|Giants vs. Cowboys 4 PM EST||Game Odds|
|Odds Provided By||DraftKings|
|Opening Spread||DAL: -11.5 NYG: +11.5|
|Current Spread||DAL: -9 NYG: +9|
|Moneyline||DAL: -345 NYG: +295|
|Super Bowl Odds||DAL: +3000 NYG: +40000|
Odds provided by DraftKings.
New Yorkers can place bets at DraftKings retail sportsbook, or by playing at DraftKings in NJ or PA. As of right now, there is no online sports betting within NY. DraftKings recently announced a partnership to be the official sports betting partner of the NY Giants.
Implied Winning Probability
Understanding implied winning probability is huge for bettors. This is especially important for anyone placing the trendy “same-game parlay” prop bet on DraftKings Sportsbook or any other bet. Implied winning probability tells you the true percentage that a bet has to hit.
This game has had plenty of odds fluctuation with the Cowboys starting at -11.5. Odds have plummeted down to -9 and -345 on the moneyline. Those moneyline odds give the true implied odds at 77.53% for the Cowboys to win.
Furthermore, the Giants have actually been given more respect by sportsbooks. It is difficult to tell if this is a respect to the Giants or disrespect to the Cowboys. The Cowboys are 1-5 ATS (Against the Spread) in their last 6 games. The Giants come in at +295 on the moneyline. The implied odds for this game gives the Giants a 25.32% chance to win the game.
Giants vs. Cowboys By The Numbers
The Giants have badly struggled to score this season. They have only scored 3 touchdowns this whole season. For comparison, former Giant wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had 3 touchdowns in his last game. The Giants are lowest in the league in points scored, averaging just 11.75 points per game.
With just 4.61 yards per play, the Giants are again near the bottom of the league. The Cowboys are 3rd in the NFL in yards per play and 3rd in points per game. Dak Prescott has lit NFL defenses on fire easily leading the league in passing yards with 407.5. If the Giants do not command the Cowboys respect early, it could be over at half time. Dak, Elliot, and three strong wide receivers are some of the best weapons in the NFL.
Thus far, Ezekiel Elliot has not been able to get going yet this year. This is mostly because the Cowboys have been behind in 3 out of their 4 games at the half. The Cowboys should lead in this game and lead early. The Ezekiel Elliot show should be entertaining in Big D.
DraftKings Best Bet: Cowboys -9
Giants vs Cowboys Prop Bets
All odds are presented by the DraftKings Sportsbook.
Darius Slayton to score 2+ touchdowns +1400
Shot in the dark here but 14:1 is fantastic odds. Think about this, the Cowboys have given up a two-touchdown game to a wide receiver in 3 out of 4 games this season. Furthermore, Slayton already has a two TD game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, a much better defense. He had three 2 touchdown games last season. Plainly, when Slayton shows up, he blows up.
The Cowboys on the other hand have one of the worst secondaries in football. According to Pro Football Focus, the Cowboys secondary is the second-worst to only the Seattle Seahawks. Three of their corners have grades considered “below average”. A bad secondary combined with a guy who has the tendency to blow is worth a longshot stab at 14:1. Best of luck to us all.
Player to have Most Passing Yards: Dak Prescott -186
We go back to the well here as it was easily successful against a pitiful Golden Tate. He has looked done for some time and I do not expect Daniel Jones to help that cause. Dak Prescott has a huge lead on Russell Wilson for passing yards. Daniel Jones has not thrown for over 200 yards in any of their last two games. Seems easy even with the juice.
First Scoring Play: Cowboys Touchdown +140
If something changes this week I’ll gladly eat my words. But the Giants have scored three touchdowns this season. They have not scored in the first quarter of any of their last 3 games. To add to the ridiculous stats, the Cowboys are averaging 5.75 points in the first quarter. The Giants are averaging .75. You could probably bet every Cowboys first-quarter prop bet and be profitable. The only discussion was if the first score would be a touchdown or a field goal. I’ll take a touchdown.