Time is running out for both the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Bucs. The later is focused on rebuilding after drafting QB Jameis Winston first overall in the 2015 NFL Draft. The Cowboys, on the other hand, were the toast of the league and a Super Bowl hopeful before losing WR Dez Bryant and QB Tony Romo for an extended period due to injury. Since the loss of Romo, Dallas has gone 0-6. The good news is that Bryant is back and Romo is a week away from returning.
“I didn’t expect to lose six games with our roster,” owner Jerry Jones said. “I didn’t expect to lose Romo after the second game. A lot of people lose players, and a lot of people win games. We’re just very disappointed for everybody concerned that we haven’t won more games.”
This week the NFL odds favor the Bucs by 1-point to beat the Dallas Cowboys. The game kicks off on FOX this Sunday, November 15th at 1:00 PM from the Raymond James Stadium.
A Closer Look At The Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Week 10 Odds & My Betting Preview
What: Dallas Cowboys (2-6) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-5)
When: Sunday, November 15, 2015
Kickoff: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Tampa, FL
Stadium: Raymond James Stadium
Weather: 75° F | Scattered Clouds
Spread: Buccaneers -1
Moneyline: Dallas +108 vs Tampa Bay -128
Game Total: 43
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Dallas vs Tampa Bay
If You Are Betting On The Dallas Cowboys Odds At +1
The Dallas Cowboys are 2-6 straight up and against the spread so far this season. They average 20.0 points (26th), 225.5 passing yards (24th) and 128.6 rushing yards (8th) per game. Last week Dallas lost its sixth game in a row. This time to the Eagles by a 33-27 score. The Cowboys have lost every game without quarterback Tony Romo, who will miss at least one more with a broken left collarbone.
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QB Matt Cassel has thrown 623 yards, 4 TDs & 4 INTs in the three games he has started for the Cowboys. He has posted a 78.1 passer rating. Last week he threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns, including an 18-yarder to Bryant in the end zone when he threw up a jump ball after a Romo-like spin out a potential sack. WR Dez Bryant (12 rec, 164 yards, 1 TDs) caught five passes for 104 yards and one touchdown in that game. TE Jason Witten (44 rec, 403 yards, 2 TDs) added six catches for 43 yards.
RB Darren McFadden (113 att, 462 yards, 2 TDs) has taken over sole control of the lead rusher for the Cowboys. Lance Dunbar is hurt, Joseph Randle was cut, leaving McFadded to gallop for 117 yards last week.
The Dallas D allows 25.5 points (21st), 241.0 passing yards (10th) and 111.6 rushing yards (18th) per game. Sean Lee has 66 tackles, Greg Hardy has four sacks, and Byron Jones has six passes deflected.
If You Are Betting On Tampa Bay Buccaneers Odds At -1
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 3-5 straight up and 4-4 against the spread so far this season. They average 22.6 points (18th), 225.5 passing yards (25th), 131.9 rushing yards (7th) per game. Last week they lost to the NY Giants by a 32-18 score.
“Thought we were ready to get over the hump, but we’re not quite there yet,” Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith said after the loss.
“In the end, we dropped balls, untimely penalties in terrible situations, fumbles that didn’t help,” Smith added. “When a game ends up like this one did, things like that really stand out.”
Rookie QB Jameis Winston has thrown 1897 yards, 10 TDs & 7 INTs while completing 57.7% of his passes. Winston has an 84.0 passer rating. Last week he completed 19 of 36 passes for 247 yards. The rookie went a fourth straight game without a turnover
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) November 6, 2015
WR Mike Evans (32 rec, 538 yards, 1 TD) finished the game with 152 yards on eight receptions. Vincent Jackson (21 rec, 319 yards, 2 TDs) missed his second straight game with a knee injury.
RB Doug Martin (143 att, 643 yards, 3 TDs) had his worst game of the season, recording 31 yards in 11 attempts against the NY Giants last week. He and and fellow rusher Charles Sims hurt Tampa Bay’s chances of winning consecutive games for the first time in two years by losing fumbles.
“The thing you have to focus on his how hard we’re playing. We’re playing our tail off,” Winston said. “Eventually we’re going to break through. Eventually it’s going to happen.”
Tampa Bay’s defense allows 28.9 points (29th), 241.0 passing yards (10th) and 108.0 rushing yards (15th) per game. Lavonte David has 69 tackles, Jacquies Smith has five sacks, and Kwon Alexander seven passes deflected.
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup:
- Dallas Cowboys 1-2 On Road this season
- Dallas Cowboys 2-4 As Underdog or PK this season
- Dallas Cowboys 0-3 When Line was 41.5 to 44.5 this season
- Dallas Cowboys 1-4 When Line was 41.5 to 44.5 since last season
- Dallas Cowboys 1-2 As Road Underdog this season
- Dallas Cowboys 1-2 O-U On Road this season
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5-7 O-U At Home since last season
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-5 O-U vs Teams Averaging <21 PPG since last season
The Cowboys are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 10, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game, 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games in November, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC, and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a road underdog.
The Buccaneers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss, 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS loss, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite, 16-38-1 ATS in their last 55 home games, 5-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 games in November and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite.
My NFL Week 10 Betting Pick: Bucs -1
PLAYERS OUT OR DOUBTFUL:
- Dallas: Tony Romo, Lance Dunbar, Mark Nzeocha.
- Tampa Bay: Louis Murphy.