Sunday, October 4, 2015
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The Dallas Cowboys face the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 7 point favorites and the over/under was set at 42.
Brandon Weeden finished his last game with 232 yards through the air for Dallas. He completed 22 passes out of 26 attempts for a 85% completion percentage. Joseph Randle led the Cowboys in rushing with 87 yards. He averaged 6 yards per carry on his 14 rushing attempts for the game. Lance Dunbar led the team in receiving. He had a total of 100 yards on 10 receptions for an average of 10 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Dallas had 347 total yards on 49 plays. They gained 9 rushing first downs, 11 passing, and 3 by way of penalty for a total of 23 first downs on the game. The Cowboys rushed for 127 yards by way of 21 carries.
Luke McCown finished his last game with 310 yards through the air for New Orleans. He completed 31 passes out of 38 attempts for a 82% completion percentage. Mark Ingram led the Saints in rushing with 50 yards. He averaged 4 yards per carry on his 14 rushing attempts for the game. Brandin Cooks led the team in receiving. He had a total of 79 yards on 7 receptions for an average of 11 yards per catch in the game. New Orleans had 380 total yards on 63 plays. They gained 5 rushing first downs, 18 passing, and 4 by way of penalty for a total of 27 first downs on the game. The Saints rushed for 70 yards by way of 24 carries.
Dallas is averaging 25 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 28 passes per game on 35 attempts for a 80% percent completion percentage and average 275 yards in the passing department per game. The Cowboys are averaging 105 rushing yards per game on 26 attempts per contest for an average of 4 yards per carry. They are also running 62 plays per game and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 381 yards per contest. The Cowboys manage 24 first downs per contest and they average a total of 69.3 penalty yards on 8.7 penalties.
Dallas gives up 25 points per contest and an average of 230 passing yards each game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 22 completed passes on 36 attempts for a completion percentage of 61%. The Cowboys allow 88 rushing yards per game on 24 carries for a 3.7 average per play. Dallas gives up 318 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play. They force 1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.3 penalties per game that total 58 yards as a unit.
New Orleans is putting 20 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 28 passes per game on 41 attempts for a 68% percent completion percentage and average 294 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Saints rush for an average of 76 yards per contest on 24 attempts for an average of 3.2 yards per carry for the season. They also run 67 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 370 yards in each contest. The Saints are gaining 22 first downs per contest and they average 81 penalty yards on 8.3 penalties per game.
New Orleans surrenders 28 points per game and 271 passing yards each outing on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 18 completed passes per game on 28 attempts for a completion percentage of 64%. The Saints allow 126 rushing yards per contest on 30 carries for a 4.2 average per rush. New Orleans gives up 397 total yards per game including an average of 6.7 per play. They create an average of 1 turnovers per game and 8.7 penalties for 69.3 yards each game.
Dallas Betting Trends
Dallas is 2-1-0 against the over/under so far this season
Dallas has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
New Orleans Betting Trends
New Orleans is 2-1-0 against the over/under so far this season
New Orleans has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/27/15 DE Jeremy Mincey Concussion "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
09/27/15 G Ronald Leary Groin "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
09/25/15 DT Terrell McClain Toe out for season
09/20/15 QB Tony Romo Collarbone IR - designated to return (eligible to return week 11)
09/14/15 WR Dez Bryant Foot out indefinitely
09/14/15 DE Randy Gregory Ankle out indefinitely
09/04/15 DE Greg Hardy Suspension expected to miss first 4 games of regular season
08/26/15 CB Orlando Scandrick Knee IR
07/07/15 LB Rolando McClain Suspension expected to miss first 4 games of regular season
09/29/15 LB Dannell Ellerbe Toe probable Sunday vs. Dallas
09/29/15 S Jairus Byrd Knee "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
09/27/15 QB Drew Brees Rotator Cuff "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
09/27/15 G Jahri Evans Knee "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
09/27/15 CB Keenan Lewis Hip "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
09/18/15 LB Davis Tull Shoulder IR
09/14/15 S Rafael Bush Pectoral IR
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas
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