Baltimore Ravens at Dallas Cowboys NFL Preseason, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/16/14
Baltimore Ravens (8-8) at Dallas Cowboys (8-8)
NFL Football: Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm (AT&T Stadium)
The Line: Dallas Cowboys +1 -- Over/Under: 37.5 See the Latest Odds
The Baltimore Ravens and Dallas Cowboys meet Saturday for preseason action at AT&T Stadium.
The Ravens won their first preseason game over the San Francisco 49ers, 23-3. While quarterback Joe Flacco saw very little playing time, Tyrod Taylor played a great game by throwing for 116 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for 59 yards. Taylor is one of those playmaking backups who usually shines during the preseason, and you can expect a similar workload from both in this matchup. The Ravens are looking to establish their running game, as they pounded the ball 48 times compared to 26 pass attempts. Of course, the Ravens had a ground game that ranked 30th in the country. Overall, the Ravens finished the game with 386 yards and scored in all four quarters. Defensively, the Ravens allowed 187 yards and forced three turnovers. C.J. Mosley and Nicholas DiMarco provided the Ravens two sacks.
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The Cowboys lost their preseason game to the San Diego Chargers, 27-7. Tony Romo didn’t play, which led to a lot of passes from Brandon Weeden and Dustin Vaughan, a duo that combined for 187 yards and a touchdown. Despite averaging 4.0 yards per rush, the Cowboys aired the ball out 35 times compared to 23 rush attempts. Joseph Randle led the Cowboys with 50 rushing yards on 13 attempts. No word on if Romo will play in this contest, but he’s likely not going to see much playing time regardless. Defensively, the Cowboys allowed 395 yards and 27 unanswered points. Needless to say, there are a lot of Dallas players fighting for their jobs on the defensive side of the ball.
There’s no way you can pick the Cowboys in this spot. The Cowboys were absolutely embarrassed by the Chargers backups and have shown no life whatsoever on the defensive side of the ball. I also like Taylor to put on a show once again.
Give me the Ravens in a toss-up game.