New York Giants Vs Dallas Cowboys Online NFL Betting LinesJosh Bailey
The New York Giants hope they can continue their good fortune in the Lone Star State after coming off a humiliating loss against a division opponent on national television. The G-men will also to fill the cleats of popular and highly respeced wide reciever Victor Cruz after his devastating season-ending injury.
The Giants are 4-1 both straight up and against the spread the last five times they’ve traveled to take on the division rival Dallas Cowboys.
The Cowboys opened as five-point favorites and closed at 7.5; the total was 48 early in the week and closed up a half point up.
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
When: Sunday, October 19, 2014
Kickoff: 4:25 PM ET
Spread: Dallas Cowboys -7.5
Online NFL Betting Lines For Giants Vs. Cowboys Preview:
The Dallas Cowboys (5-1 SU, 4-2 ATS) have won five straight games including their exciting 30-23 Week 6 road upset of Seattle as a 9.5-point road underdog no less.
The Cowboys have altered their ‘Tony Romo’ led offense to feature powerful running back DeMarco Murray this season – and the change has worked wonders as the Cowboys lead the league in rushing (160.3 ypg) coming into this contest.
Murray joined the legendary Jim Brown as the only running backs in league history to gain at least 100 yards in the first six games of the season after racking up 115 yards and a touchdown against the Seahawks the last time out.
Murray looks to become the first running back to begin a season with seven 100-yard rushing games when Dallas hosts their longtime rivals.
"We’ve had good running games in the past before — probably not as many in a row — but my job is to obviously get us into good plays and get the ball to DeMarco and run the ball to the right looks," Romo said. "On third down, the running game doesn’t help you as much — you’ve got to go out and execute it."
New York (3-3 SU, 3-3 ATS) had its three-game winning streak come to an abrupt halt in its 27-0 Week 6 shutout loss against Philadelphia while never coming close to covering the spread as a 1.5-point road underdog.
Still, the G-Men say they are looking forward, not backward.
"We only have 16 regular-season games. You can’t let one game affect the next game," quarterback Eli Manning said. "You put it away and you’ve got to do it all over again for the next one."
"We’re worried about Dallas right now," center J.D. Walton said. "We can’t control last week. It’s over with so we’re moving on to Dallas."
The Giants (3-3) averaged 35 points while winning their previous three games, but again, the G-Men say they realize there will be ups and downs.
"I always say football is a humbling game," tackle Justin Pugh said. "You have to be able to bounce back."
New York also lost explosive wide receiver Victor Cruz for the season when the flee-footed pass-catcher tore his right patellar tendon while attempting to catch a touchdown pass on a non-contact play. Cruz had surgery Monday.
"You just hate it happened to Victor because he loves playing this game," Manning said. "He has a great attitude, and so to see him get injured and be out for the season, I feel for him."
Rookie Odell Beckham Jr. will start in Cruz’s place.
"It’s just tough because the guy that it happened to is a guy that’s looked after me since Day 1," Beckham said. "Now us as receivers have to step up, really make him proud and try to fill his role."
— New York Giants (@Giants) October 16, 2014
Maybe it’s me, but I’m thinking it would be just like the Dallas Cowboys to get everyone’s hopes up – before letting them down with a thud!
Having said that, I expect the New York Giants to cover the spread with an outstanding effort against the ‘Boys in this contest.
I know the Cowboys won both meetings last season, but neither victory came by more than five points and I believe that will once again be the case when these longtime rivals meet on Sunday.
The Giants have compiled a blistering 10-4-1 ATS mark in their last 15 road games against a team with a winning home record while also going 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following an SU loss.
Despite their improvements in recent weeks, the Cowboys are just 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games. The Underdog in this rivalry has gone 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings while New York has managed to go 4-1 ATS in their last five road games against Dallas.
I smell an upset brewing!