Arizona Cardinals vs Dallas Cowboys Prediction, 10/19/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 6
Game: Arizona Cardinals vs Dallas Cowboys
Date: Monday, October 19, 2020
Location: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas -3
Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals (3-2) are headed to AT&T Stadium on Monday where they'll meet the Dallas Cowboys (2-3). Arizona opens this contest as 3-point underdogs. The total is set at 52.
The Arizona Cardinals head into this game 3-2 this year. In their last game they played the New York Jets and ended up getting the win by a score of 30-10. Kyler Murray went 27/37 with 380 yards passing and tossed 1 TD. He threw 1 interception on the day. Kenyan Drake led the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 10 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the game. He ran for a total of 60 yards by way of 18 carries which meant he averaged 3.3 yards per run. DeAndre Hopkins was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 131 yards on 6 receptions. He earned an average of 21.8 yards per reception for that contest. The Arizona Cardinals ran the ball 30 times and earned 127 yards which earned them an average of 4.2 yards per carry. On the day, they finished with a total of 68 plays which added up to 496 yards. For the contest, the Cardinals racked up 28 first downs and they totaled 10 penalties for 59 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Arizona gave up 18 completions on 33 attempts for a total of 162 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.0%. On the ground, the Cardinals gave up 123 yards on 28 tries which gave them an average of 4.4 yards per carry allowed. Overall, they allowed 285 yards but weren't able to force a turnover.
Regarding scoring points, the Arizona Cardinals hold an average of 25.6 PPG. As a unit they have an average of 141 yards on the ground ranking this team at 6th in the National Football League. The Cardinals have racked up 1,977 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Arizona has compiled 8 touchdowns through the air and 8 rushing touchdowns. The Cardinals rank 5th in the NFL concerning team defense, conceding 20.4 points per game. They are allowing an average of 4.5 yards per run and 124.2 yards on the ground per contest this season. In total, they have given up 621 rushing yards through 5 contests. When it comes to passing yardage, the Cardinals have conceded 1,112 yards which puts them in 11th in the NFL. In their 5 games, they have conceded 222.4 yards per contest via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 62.3%. Overall, they have surrendered 346.6 yards/game which has them sitting 10th in the NFL.
The Cowboys head into this game 2-3 for this season. The last time they took the field they played the New York Giants and earned the win by a score of 37-34. Ezekiel Elliott paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 12 yards and he notched 2 TD's for the contest. He ran for a total of 91 yards via 19 carries which gave him an average of 4.8 yards per carry. CeeDee Lamb led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 124 yards on 8 receptions. He averaged 15.5 yards per catch for the game. Dak Prescott went 14/21 with 166 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He tossed 1 pick on the day. He also suffered a season ending ankle injury so Andy Dalton will take the reins moving forward. The Dallas Cowboys ended up rushing 29 times and racked up 126 yards which had them averaging 4.3 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, the Cowboys earned a total of 28 first downs and they had a total of 3 penalties for 25 yards. Overall, they ran 64 plays which gave them a total of 402 yards. When discussing the defense, Dallas gave up 20 catches on 33 attempts totaling 211 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.0%. In the game, they gave up a total of 300 yards and earned 1 turnover. On the ground, the Cowboys gave up 89 yards on 27 tries which gave them an average of 3.3 yards per attempt allowed.
In terms of their scoring prowess, the Cowboys are sitting 3rd out of all teams in football averaging 32.6 PPG. During the season thus far, the Cowboys have racked up 1,907 passing yards as well as holding an average of 381.4 passing yards per contest, putting them at 1st in the league. They hold an average of 106.6 yards per game on the ground and have toted the ball for 533 yards for this season. The Dallas Cowboys are averaging 488.0 yards per outing which has them ranked 1st in football. The Cowboys rank 32nd in the NFL in terms of their opponents scoring, conceding 36.0 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.7 yards per rush and 155.8 rushing yards per game over the course of this year. In total, they have conceded 779 yards on the ground through 5 contests. Concerning yards through the air, the Cowboys have conceded 1,243 yards which has them sitting in 23rd in football. In their 5 games, they have relinquished 248.6 yards per contest via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 64.5%. Over the course of this season, they have yielded 404.4 yards per contest which has them sitting 27th in the National Football League.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Cowboys NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cowboys -3
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