Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals Week 3 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/25/2017
Monday, September 25, 2017
University of Phoenix Stadium
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University of Phoenix Stadium is the venue for the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Arizona Cardinals on Monday, September 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 3.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 47.5. The Cardinals are 0-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-1-0. The Cowboys are 1-1-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-1-0.
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Valuable Dallas Cowboys Betting Trends
The Dallas Cowboys are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Dallas Cowboys are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important Arizona Cardinals Betting Trends
The Arizona Cardinals are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Arizona Cardinals are 0-2-0 against the spread
Key Dallas Cowboys Injuries
09/19/17 QB Dak Prescott Ankle probable Monday vs. Arizona
09/17/17 CB Chidobe Awuzie Hamstring left game "?" Monday vs. Arizona
09/17/17 CB Nolan Carroll Concussion left game "?" Monday vs. Arizona
09/11/17 CB Orlando Scandrick Hand out indefinitely
09/05/17 TE Connor Hamlett Fibula IR
09/05/17 TE Rico Gathers Concussion IR
08/27/17 LB Anthony Hitchens Knee out indefinitely
07/22/17 DL David Irving Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 10/8 vs. Green Bay)
Key Arizona Cardinals Injuries
09/17/17 RB David Johnson Wrist IR
09/17/17 LB Deone Bucannon Ankle "?" Monday vs. Dallas
09/17/17 TE Jermaine Gresham Knee "?" Monday vs. Dallas
09/17/17 WR John Brown Quad is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs. Dallas
09/17/17 G Mike Iupati Tricep "?" Monday vs. Dallas
09/11/17 T D.J. Humphries Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Dallas Cowboys have run for 169 yards as a unit, which ranks 17th in the league. They've run 45 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Cowboys have been penalized on offense 13 times for 119 yards so far this year, which has them 17th in the NFL in penalties. They are 19th in the National Football League in points scored with 36. They have run 137 plays this year for 660 yards, which ranks them 13th in the NFL in total offense. The Cowboys average 4.8 yards per play, which is 21st in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 38 1st downs this season, ranking them 17th overall as an offensive unit. Dak Prescott has completed 54 throws while attempting 89 passes for a completion percentage of 60.7%. He has passed for 506 yards this year. He averages 9.4 yards per completion and 5.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 78.2.
The Cowboys rush defense has given up 51 attempts for 213 yards this season, putting them in 18th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 14 penalties for 116 yards on defense this year. That places them 17th in the league. They've allowed a score on 27.3% of possessions on defense, which is 9th in the NFL. Dallas is 23rd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 45. They have given up a total of 613 yards on D, which is 16th in the league. The Cowboys are 13th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Their pass defense has allowed 5.3 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 9th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 51 throws on 70 attempts against the Dallas Cowboys defense this season, ranking them 28th and 22nd in the league. The Dallas pass defense has also surrendered a total of 400 yards in the air, which is 15th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Dallas Cowboys have tried 5 field goals this season and made 5, which is 6th in the league. Dallas Cowboys kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this season. Their punters have accumulated 388 yards on 9 punts, averaging 43.1 yards per punt. That ranks them 26th in the NFL in punting average. Dallas is 27th in the NFL in punt returns with 2. They've totaled 19 punt return yards and are averaging 9.5 yards per return, which is 10th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 19 yards. They have returned 2 kicks for 42 yards on special teams, placing them 23rd in kick return yardage. The Cowboys average 21 yards per kick return and have a long of 25 yards this season. They are 18th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 736.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Arizona Cardinals are 16th in the NFL in points scored with 39. They have run 132 plays this season for 697 yards, which ranks them 12th in the league in total offense. The Cardinals average 5.3 yards per play, which is 11th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 41 1st downs this year, placing them 10th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Arizona has run for 128 yards as a team, which ranks 28th in the NFL. They've run 43 times, averaging 3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 12 times for 96 yards so far this season, which has them 23rd in the league in penalties. Carson Palmer has thrown for 600 yards this season. He has completed 46 passes on 84 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 65.6. He averages 7.1 yards per pass attempt and 13 yards per completion.
Arizona is 26th in the league in points allowed on defense with 48. They have surrendered a total of 633 yards on D, which is 20th in the NFL. The Cardinals are ranked 8th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Their pass defense has given up 5.7 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 16th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 49 passes on 78 attempts against the Arizona defense this season, placing them 26th and 27th in the National Football League. The Cardinals pass defense has also given up a total of 475 yards through the air, which is 24th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 56 attempts for 158 yards this year, putting them in 10th place in the league against the run. The Arizona Cardinals have committed 18 penalties for 170 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 29th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 32% of possessions on defense, which is 13th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Arizona is ranked 30th in the league in punt returns with 2. They've accumulated 6 punt return yards and average 3 yards per return, which is 30th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 6 yards. They have returned 4 kicks for 81 yards on special teams, ranking 12th in kick return yardage. The Cardinals average 20.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 23 yards this year. They are 14th in the league in all-purpose yards with 815. The Arizona Cardinals have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 4, which is 16th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 66.7%. Arizona kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this year. Their punters have totaled 416 yards on 9 punts, averaging 46.2 yards per punt. That places them 12th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Cardinals NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals +3.5
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