Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys NFL Picks & Predictions 10/6/2019
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are headed to AT&T Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas opens this matchup as 3-point favorites. The over/under opens at 48. The Packers are 3-1-0 ATS and 2-2-0 when betting on the total. The Cowboys are 2-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-1-0 against the spread.
Key Green Bay Packers Injuries
10/01/19 RB Jamaal Williams Concussion is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs Dallas
09/27/19 WR Davante Adams Toe left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
09/26/19 T Bryan Bulaga Shoulder left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
09/26/19 WR Jake Kumerow Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
09/26/19 CB Kevin King Groin left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
09/26/19 DL Montravius Adams Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
09/26/19 CB Tony Brown Hamstring left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
09/26/19 S Will Redmond Concussion injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
09/21/19 G Lane Taylor Biceps IR
09/16/19 S Raven Greene Ankle IR
09/03/19 T Jason Spriggs Abdominal IR
09/03/19 LB Oren Burks Pectoral is out indefinitely
09/03/19 TE Jace Sternberger Ankle IR
08/23/19 WR Equanimeous St. Brown Ankle IR
Key Dallas Cowboys Injuries
09/30/19 S Kavon Frazier Pectoral IR
09/30/19 T Tyron Smith Ankle is out Sunday vs Green Bay
09/29/19 LB Luke Gifford Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Green Bay
09/29/19 DL Tyrone Crawford Hip is questionable Sunday vs Green Bay
09/20/19 S Xavier Woods Ankle is out indefinitely
09/17/19 DT Antwaun Woods MCL is out 4-6 weeks
09/17/19 WR Michael Gallup Knee is out 2-4 weeks
09/03/19 G Connor McGovern Pectoral IR
09/03/19 WR Jon'Vea Johnson Shoulder IR
09/03/19 WR Noah Brown Knee PUP
07/12/19 DE Randy Gregory Suspension is suspended indefinitely
In the last game they played, the Green Bay Packers faced the Philadelphia Eagles and were beaten 34-27. Running the show from under center for the Packers was Aaron Rodgers who went 34/53 with 422 yards through the air and added 2 TD's. He threw 1 interception during the game. Aaron Rodgers paced the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 14 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 46 yards via 5 carries which meant he was running for 9.2 yards per run. Davante Adams was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 180 yards on 10 receptions. He averaged 18.0 yards per reception for that contest. The Green Bay Packers ran the ball a total of 20 times and generated 77 yards earning them an average of 3.9 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, the Packers racked up 31 1st downs and they had a total of 5 infractions for 50 yards. In all, they ran 74 plays for 491 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Green Bay allowed 16 catches on 27 tries for a total of 160 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.0%. Against the run, the Packers allowed 176 yards on 33 carries giving the other team an average of 5.3 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they allowed a total of 336 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers.
The Packers come into this game with a record of 3-1 this season. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league averaging 21 points per contest, which has them at 17th in the league. As a team, they have an average of 86 rushing yards per contest which is 4th in the conference. For total yardage, they sit in 10th in the NFC and 19th in the league with 1,351 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Packers currently have a total of 6 passing touchdowns and 4 rushing TDs. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board among NFC North teams and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output.
The Packers have one of the best defenses in the NFL, giving up 17.3 points per game putting them 4th among NFC teams. When talking about rushing yards, Green Bay is allowing 142.3 yards per contest ranking them 4th in the NFC North and 26th in the NFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.0 yards per rush putting them 16th in the conference and 29th in the league overall. In total, they have conceded 345 rushing yards through 4 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Packers have allowed 752 yards. Teams are completing 57.1% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.2 yards per try. They have conceded 4 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing TDs.
In the last game they played, the Dallas Cowboys played the New Orleans Saints and lost 12-10. Ezekiel Elliott led the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 6 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the contest. He ran for a total of 35 yards via 18 carries which meant he averaged 1.9 yards per tote. Jason Witten was the receiving yardage leader by earning 50 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 12.5 yards per reception for that contest. Running the show from under center for the Cowboys was Dak Prescott who went 22/33 with 223 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He threw 1 pick on the day. The Dallas Cowboys ran the ball 20 times and earned 45 yards which earned them an average of 2.3 yards per rush. For the game, the Cowboys had a total of 15 1st downs and they had 6 penalties for 64 yards. In the game, they finished with a total of 54 plays which gave them a total of 257 yards. When discussing the defense, Dallas conceded 23 catches on 30 attempts totaling 149 yards, and a completion percentage of 77.0%. On the day, they gave up a total of 266 yards and earned 1 turnover. Against the run, the Cowboys conceded 117 yards on 27 tries allowing their opponent an average of 4.3 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Cowboys head into this game 3-1. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Cowboys have an offense that could be called mediocre in the league. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Cowboys are ranked 2nd in the division and 8th out of all the teams in the league averaging 26.8 points per game. Dallas is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 146 rushing yards per contest, putting them 5th among NFL teams. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 582 rushing yards through 4 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Cowboys average 425 yards per game overall putting them 3rd in the NFL and 1st in the conference.
The Cowboys are giving up 14.0 points per contest ranking them 1st among NFC East teams and 3rd in the NFL. In discussing points allowed, they have given up 56 points in total. In terms of yards rushing, they are giving up 97 yards per game ranking them 12th in the NFL and 2nd in the division. For this year, they have allowed 387 yards rushing and 2 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the middling groups in the league. They are giving up 222 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cowboys currently sit at 6th in the NFC. They have allowed 3 passing touchdowns for this season.
Who will win tonight's Packers/Cowboys NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Packers +3
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