The streaking Dallas Cowboys will try to make it a dozen straight wins this Sunday, December 11th when they visit East Rutherford, New Jersey to battle the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. The Cowboys scored their 11th consecutive victory with a close 17-15 decision in Minnesota last Thursday night. They’re 11-1 this year and lead the NFC East with their only loss being a one-point setback at the hands of the Giants in their season opener. Meanwhile, the Giants saw their winning streak come to an end at six games after dropping a 24-14 decision in Pittsburgh in week 13. The Giants are in second position in the NFC East behind Dallas at 8-4 on the season.
Cowboys vs Giants: Bovada NFL Betting Line:
- Bovada lists the Cowboys at -3 points at -120 with the Giants +3 points at even, the over/under is 47.5 points with both at -110
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Cowboys vs Giants Trends:
- Season record: 11-1 straight up, 9-2-1 against the spread
- The total has been under six of the Cowboys’ past nine games
- The Cowboys are 11-0 in their past 11 games
- The Cowboys are 5-0 in their past five road games
- The total has been under in nine of the Cowboys’ past 11 road contests
- The total has been over in seven of the Cowboys’ past eight games against the Giants
- The Cowboys are 5-2 in their past seven meetings with the Giants
- The Cowboys are 1-3-1 against the spread in their past five games with the Giants
- The total has gone been over in seven of the Cowboys’ past nine visits to the Giants
- The Cowboys are 4-2 in their past six road trips to the Giants
- The Cowboys are 4-8 against the spread in their past 12 road outings vs the Giants
New York Giants:
- Season record: 8-4 straight up and 5-5-2 against the spread
- The total has been under five of the Giants past six outings
- The Giants are 6-1 in their past seven contests
- The total has been over in nine of the Giants past 13 home games
- The Giants are 5-1 in their past six home encounters
- The total has been over in seven of the Giants past eight meetings with the Cowboys
- The Giants are 2-5 in their past seven meetings with the Cowboys
- The total has been over in seven of the Giants past nine home games with the Cowboys
- The Giants are 2-4 in their past six home games with the Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys – A Closer Look:
The 11-consecutive wins by Dallas this season is a new franchise high and it could reach 12 this week. They narrowly beat Minnesota 17-15 last Thursday and are 0-2 against the spread in their past two outings though. The Cowboys have already clinched a berth in the postseason as the first team to do so and are now hoping to clinch the NFC East. They haven’t been as dominant lately though after starting the campaign at 9-1-1 against the spread. They’ve failed to cover in their 31-26 win over Washington and the two-point decision against the Vikings.
Dallas should be motivated for the game against the Giants as they have revenge on their minds as well as hoping to clinch the division. The Cowboys have improved a lot since week 1 as they’ve been led by a pair of rookies in quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott. In fact, Elliott is tied for the league lead in rushing touchdowns with 12 and is tops in the NFL with his 1,285 rushing yards. He struggled against the Giants earlier this season with 20 carries and his season-worst 51 yards. He’ll be facing a Giants’ defense which sees defensive tackles Damon Harrison and Jonathan Hankins dealing with injuries as well as pass-rusher Jason Pierre-Paul.
New York Giants – A Closer Look:
The Giants offense has struggled slightly this season while the defense has been pretty good. That was the main reason for their 24-14 defeat in Pittsburgh last Sunday. The top-six rushing and scoring defense held the high-octane Pittsburgh offense to 5.6 yards a play and also forced the Steelers to turn the ball over twice. However, the offense wasn’t firing on all cylinders as the Giants racked up only 234 yards in the game, which was the team’s second-worst output of the campaign.
Quarterback Eli Manning passed for just 195 yards by going 24 for 39, but had a pair of touchdown passes. However, he was also picked off twice. The Giants will be facing a mediocre Dallas pass defense this weekend, but will need a big outing from Odell Beckham Jr. to exploit it. When they met in week 1, Beckham managed just 73 receiving yards on four catches. In his previous three games against Dallas, Beckham was held to under 50 yards. His best performance against the Cowboys came during his rookie season when he gained n146 yards on 10 receptions, but the Giants lost the game.
Next up for both teams:
- The Cowboys are at home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, December 18
- The Giants are at home to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, December 18