Sunday, October 11, 2020, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, 4:25 p.m. ET
Giants at Cowboys Betting Preview: Giants (+9.5/-110), Cowboys (-9.5/-110)
New York Giants
The Giants (0-4) look to light a fire under their NFL-worst offense, with former Dallas coach Jason Garrett’s contingent mustering a league-low 11.8 points per game. Three field goals were all New York could muster in both a 36-9 loss to San Francisco on Sept. 27 and a 17-9 setback to the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday.
Second-year quarterback Daniel Jones has failed to find the end zone in each of his last three outings and is on pace for eight TD passes this season. Darius Slayton has reeled in both of Jones’ touchdown passes in 2020 and leads the team in receiving yards (236), while tight end Evan Engram has a club-best 17 catches.
Jones also has 137 yards on the ground to lead New York, which owns an NFL 31st-ranked rushing attack (76.5 yards per game). In-season acquisition Devonta Freeman provided a spark out of the backfield with 68 scrimmage yards (33 rushing, 35 receiving) last week.
New York’s offensive troubles certainly don’t extend to Dallas (1-3), which saw Dak Prescott throw for a career-high 502 yards and four touchdowns in a 49-38 setback to Cleveland last week. Prescott leads the NFL with 1,690 passing yards, which serves as the most by a player in the team’s first four games of the season in league history.
Amari Cooper boosted his team-leading totals in catches (37) and receiving yards (401) after erupting for 12 and 134, respectively, last week. Speedy rookie CeeDee Lamb has collected 21 and 309, respectively, while his two touchdown receptions are tied with fellow wideout Cedrick Wilson and tight end Dalton Schultz for the club lead.
While Dallas’ offense is second to none in terms of total offense (509.5) and average passing yards (407.8), its defense is as generous as a rich uncle considering it has surrendered a league-high 36.5 points per game and second-worst 172.5 yards on the ground.
Coach Mike McCarthy said he was “disappointed,” defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence called the defense “soft” and Pro Football Hall of Famer Troy Aikman used the term “embarrassed” when describing the team’s recent play.
Giants at Cowboys Betting Pick for Week 5
So whose worst is worse? Will Dallas’ beleaguered defense make a rare appearance on Sunday, or will New York’s sputtering offense finally get in gear?
Dallas has too many weapons for New York to defend, and the Giants will come up small on offense again.
Giants at Cowboys Betting Pick:
Cowboys 35, Giants 13
Giants at Cowboys Best Bet for Week 5
One has to think that Prescott and company will continue to carve up the opposition, however the Cowboys won’t need to keep their foot on the gas pedal in this one.
Giants at Cowboys Best Bet: UNDER 54 (-110)