The banged-up Dallas Cowboys are in the Big Apple to face the New York Giants this Sunday, October 25th. The Cowboys have had great success against the Giants with a 5-0 straight up and 3-2 against the spread record in their last five. Dallas is riding a three-game losing streak and hope to break that trend while extending their winning streak over the Giants. The NY Giants are 3.5-point NFL Week 7 betting favorites to beat Dallas.
A Closer Look At The Dallas Cowboys at NY Giants NFL Week 7 Spread & Betting Preview
What: Dallas Cowboys (2-3) at NY Giants (3-2)
When: Sunday, October 25, 2015
Kickoff: 4:25 PM ET
Where: East Rutherford, NJ
Stadium: MetLife Stadium
Weather: 67° F | Sprinkles Late
Spread: Giants -3.5
Moneyline: Dallas +157 vs NY Giants -180
Game Total: 46.5
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Dallas vs NY Giants
If You Are Betting On The Dallas Cowboys Odds At +3.5
The Dallas Cowboys are 2-3 straight up and 1-4 against the spread so far this season. They average 20.2 points (25th), 242.0 passing yards (17th), and 106.2 rushing yards (18th) per game. They are coming off a bye week after losing their previous three games. Losing Tony Romo and Dez Bryant has slowed this team down.
QB Brandon Weeden (739 yards, 2 TDs 6 2 INTs) was given the reigns to this offense after Romo’s injury. He has struggled and isn’t taking the chances down the field to win games. This week veteran QB Matt Cassel will be given his first start of the season. Cassel started the season as part of the Buffalo Bills before getting traded to Dallas in week three.
“He knows the offense and you can tell he’s a veteran pro,” Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson said about Cassel. “He has great command out there. The guys respond to him. He’s a sharp guy and has picked things up very quickly.”
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) October 23, 2015
Without Bryant, TE Jason Witten (30 rec, 271 yards, 2 TDs) has been the team’s top receiver. WR Terrance Williams (14 rec, 223 yards, 2 TDs) has struggled since given the chance at the top WR spot. Let’s see if a change at QB will help.
RB Joseph Randle (74 att, 289 yards, 4 TDs) and Darren McFadden (37 att, 129 yards, 1 TD) are in a time share in the backfield. Neither has shown glimpses of former Cowboy and the defending rushing champ DeMarco Murray who signed with the Eagles in the offseason.
The Dallas D allows 26.2 points against, 254.0 passing yards (17th) and 95.2 rushing yards (10th) per game. Sean Lee has 41 tackles, and J.J. Wilcox has three passes deflected.
If You Are Betting On The NY Giants Odds At -3.5
The New York Giants are 3-3 straight up and against the spread so far this season. They average 23.2 points (13th), 263.0 passing yards (10th) and 89.5 rushing yards (28th) per game. They lost to the Eagles last week by a 27-7 on Monday Night Football. The Giants opened the game with a long drive that ended in their only score.
“It’s a bad game, it’s a bad production,” coach Tom Coughlin said. “We’ve got to be able to handle the big games. The games where things don’t go our way, we’ve got to handle them better. You’ve got handle those situations better.”
QB Eli Manning has thrown 1606 yards, 11 TDS & 4 INTs this season, but he has been picked off four times over the last three games.
WR Odell Beckham Jr. (38 rec, 489 yards, 4 TDs) is questionable to play for the Giants despite a hamstring injury. The big-play receiver had 10 catches for 146 yards and two touchdowns in last year’s meeting at MetLife Stadium and has scored 10 TDs over his last seven division games. Rueben Randle (24 rec, 261 yards, 2 TDs) has filled in for injured WR Victor Cruz who has missed the whole season and won’t play this week.
— NFL Total Access (@NFLTotalAccess) October 23, 2015
The Giants run game has struggled to get going this season. Neither RB Rashad Jennings (66 att, 243 yards, 1 TD) or Andre Williams (45 att, 127 yards, 1 TDs) have laid claim to the starting gig.
New York’s defense allows 22.7 points (14th), 299.0 passing yards (30th) and 93.0 rushing yards (6th) per game. Uani’ Unga leads the team with 42 tackles and two interceptions, and Damontre Moore as three sacks.
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup:
- Dallas Cowboys 1-4 All Games this season
- New York Giants 3-3 All Games this season
- Dallas Cowboys 9-2 On Road since last season
- New York Giants 1-2 At Home this season
- Dallas Cowboys 1-2 As Underdog or PK this season
- New York Giants 1-2 As Favorite this season
- Dallas Cowboys 3-2 When Line was 43.5 to 46.5 since last season
- New York Giants 3-4 When Line was 43.5 to 46.5 since last season
- Dallas Cowboys 7-4 O-U On Road since last season
- New York Giants 2-1 O-U At Home this season
- New York Giants 6-5 O-U At Home since last season
- Dallas Cowboys 4-2 O-U When Line is 45 to 48 since last season
- New York Giants 4-3 O-U When Line is 45 to 48 since last season
- Dallas Cowboys 4-1 O-U When Line was 43.5 to 46.5 since last season
- New York Giants 2-1 O-U When Line was 43.5 to 46.5 this season
The Cowboys are 4-0 ATS in their last four games in Week 7, 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a double-digit loss at home, e 5-1 ATS in their last six road games, 6-2 ATS in their last eight games as an underdog, and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
The Giants are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite of 0.5-3.0, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in October and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
My NFL Week 7 Betting Pick: NY Giants -3.5.
PLAYERS OUT OR DOUBTFUL:
- Dallas: Tony Romo, Lance Dunbar, Dez Bryant, Mark Nzeocha.
- New York: Victor Cruz, Daniel Fells, Prince Amukamara, Jason Pierre-Paul, Jonathan Casillas.