Sunday, December 11, 2016
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The Dallas Cowboys take on the New York Giants on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at MetLife Stadium. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 47.5. The Cowboys are 9-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-7-0. The Giants have an over/under record of 3-9-0 and they are 6-5-1 against the spread.
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Dak Prescott finished with 139 yards through the air for Dallas last week. He completed 12 passes out of 18 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. The Cowboys were led in rushing by Ezekiel Elliott, who finished with 86 yards on 20 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Dez Bryant was the team leader in receiving with a total of 84 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. As a team in that game Dallas got a total of 13 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 6 came through the air. They ran 49 total plays for 264 yards for the game. The Cowboys ran for 140 yards on 28 attempts.
Eli Manning finished with 195 yards passing for New York last week. He went 24 for 39, resulting in a 62% completion percentage. The Giants were led on the ground by Paul Perkins, who finished with 38 yards on 7 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Odell Beckham Jr. led the team in receiving with 100 yards and 10 catches. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. New York had 16 first downs total. 3 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 55 total plays for 234 yards for the contest. The Giants ran for 56 yards on 14 carries as a team.
Dallas scores 28 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 5th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 20 passes on 30 attempts for a 67% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 240 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 19th in the league. The Cowboys run for an average of 156 yards per game on 33 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 2nd in the league. They also run 64 plays per contest and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 396 yards per game, ranking their offense 4th overall this season. The Cowboys average 24 first downs per game which ranks them 3rd in the NFL. They accumulate 54.3 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, which ranks 17th in the league.
Dallas allows 276 passing yards per game, ranking 29th, and they allow 19 points per contest on defense, which ranks 5th. They give up 28 completions on 40 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 70%. The Cowboys allow 82 rushing yards per game on 20 carries for an average of 4.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 2nd in the NFL. Dallas allows 359 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 18th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 5.9 penalties for 48 yards per game, ranking them 3rd among NFL teams.
New York averages 20 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 24th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 24 passes per game on 38 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. They throw for 250 yards through the air per game, ranking them 16th. The Giants run for an average of 78 yards per game on 22 attempts for an average of 3.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 31st on the ground. They also run 61 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for a total of 327 yards per game, ranking them 26th in the league on offense. The Giants get an average of 18 first downs per game, which ranks 25th. They average 55.8 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, ranking them 31st in the NFL.
New York allows an average of 265 passing yards per game, which ranks 25th in the league. Their defense overall allows 20 points per contest, which has them ranked 8th. They give up 24 completions on 41 attempts for a completion percentage of 59% per game. The Giants allow 91 rushing yards per contest on 26 carries for a 3.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 5th in the NFL. New York allows 357 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 17th in the league. They force 7.6 penalties for 61.4 yards in each contest, ranking 26th.
Dallas Betting Trends
Dallas is 5-7-0 against the over/under this season
Dallas has an ATS record of 9-3-0 this season
New York Betting Trends
New York is 3-9-0 against the over/under this season
New York has an ATS record of 6-5-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/04/16 OL Chaz Green Foot "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
12/04/16 S J.J. Wilcox Thigh "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
12/04/16 LB Justin Durant Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
11/29/16 LB Rolando McClain Suspension out for season
11/23/16 TE James Hanna Knee out for season
11/16/16 TE Geoff Swaim Pectoral IR
11/01/16 CB Morris Claiborne Groin out indefinitely
09/28/16 DE Charles Tapper Back IR
09/27/16 OL La'el Collins Toe IR
09/20/16 DE Randy Gregory Suspension out for season
09/09/16 RB Darren McFadden Elbow PUP
08/31/16 LB Jaylon Smith Knee PUP
08/02/16 Backup QB Kellen Moore Fibula IR
12/06/16 CB Coty Sensabaugh Ribs injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
12/04/16 DE Jason Pierre-Paul Groin injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
12/04/16 G Justin Pugh Knee "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
12/04/16 DE Owa Odighizuwa Knee "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
12/04/16 RB Shane Vereen Tricep "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
12/04/16 LB Mark Herzlich Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
12/04/16 S Nat Berhe Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
11/30/16 RB Orleans Darkwa Leg IR
11/09/16 S Darian Thompson Foot IR
10/21/16 K Josh Brown Disciplinary out for season
09/19/16 S Mykkele Thompson Knee IR
09/13/16 LB J.T. Thomas Knee IR
09/02/16 TE Matt LaCosse Knee IR
09/02/16 FB Nikita Whitlock Foot IR
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas -2.5
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