Atlanta Falcons vs Dallas Cowboys Prediction, 9/20/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 2
Game: Atlanta Falcons vs Dallas Cowboys
Date: Sunday, September 20, 2020
Location: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas -7.5
Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys host the Atlanta Falcons at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, September 20, 2020. Atlanta opens this matchup as 7.5-point underdogs. The total opens at 50.
The Atlanta Falcons head into this game 0-1 this season. In Week 1 they went up against the Seattle Seahawks and were defeated 38-25. Starting at quarterback for the Falcons was Matt Ryan who went 37/54 with 450 yards through the air and threw 2 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 interception on the day. Todd Gurley II paced the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 15 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the game. He ran for 56 yards by way of 14 carries which had him averaging 4.0 yards per tote. Julio Jones was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 157 yards on 9 receptions. He averaged 17.4 yards per reception for the game. The Atlanta Falcons ran the football 21 times and racked up 72 yards which gave them an average of 3.4 yards per run. Overall, they ran 77 plays for 506 yards. In the game, the Falcons earned 28 1st downs and they had 6 penalties for 72 yards. In terms of defense, Atlanta allowed 31 catches on 35 attempts totaling 299 yards, and a completion percentage of 89.0%. In the running game, the Falcons allowed 84 yards on 20 runs which means they had an average of 4.2 yards per run allowed. Overall, they gave up a total of 383 yards but didn't get any takeaways.
So far in his career, Jones has pulled in 57 receiving touchdowns and has a long reception of 81 yards. His catches per contest and yards per outing average are 6.3 and 96.7 yards. He has a total of 12,282 yards with an average of 15.2 yards per catch. His percentage of caught passes is 63.8% and he earned that by pulling in 806 of the 1,264 passes that were attempted. Julio Jones has stepped onto the field in 127 contests for his career. Gurley has coughed up the ball 14 different times in his career and his longest run is 80 yards. He's rushing for 73.8 yards per contest and has scored 59 times while carrying the ball. He has carried the ball 1,279 different times for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. To this point in his career, Gurley has laced them up in 74 contests and has gained 5,460 yds carrying the ball.
The Cowboys head into this matchup 0-1 for this season. In Week 1 they took on the Los Angeles Rams and were defeated 20-17. Ezekiel Elliott paced the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 14 yards and he notched 1 TD for the game. He rushed for a total of 96 yards by way of 22 carries which meant he was running for 4.4 yards per carry. Amari Cooper was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 81 yards on 10 receptions. He notched an average of 8.1 yards per catch in the game. Running the show from under center for the Cowboys was Dak Prescott who went 25/39 with 266 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Dallas Cowboys ended up running the ball 27 times and added 136 yards earning them an average of 5.0 yards per attempt. For the game, the Cowboys racked up a total of 24 1st downs and they totaled 7 infractions for 50 yards. In the game, they ran 69 plays which added up to 380 yards. In terms of defense, Dallas allowed 20 catches on 31 throws totaling 269 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.0%. Overall, they allowed a total of 422 yards and earned 1 takeaway. In the running game, the Cowboys allowed 153 yards on 40 runs which means they had an average of 3.8 yards per run allowed.
Elliott has coughed up the ball 15 different times in his career and his longest rush is 83 yds. He is gaining 96.5 yards per contest and has crossed the goal line 41 different times as a runner. He has been handed the ball 1,191 times for an average of 4.6 YPC. Up to this point in his career, Elliott has stepped onto the gridiron in 57 contests and has gained 5,501 yds on the ground. Up to this point in his career, Cooper has pulled in 33 touchdowns and has a long catch of 90 yards. His catches per game and yards per game average are 4.7 and 66.4 yards. He has a total of 5,178 yards with an average of 14.1 yards per reception. His catch percentage sits at 61.4% and he earned that by hauling in 367 out of the 598 passes that went his way. Amari Cooper has laced them up in 78 contests for his career.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Cowboys NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Falcons +7.5
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