Dallas Cowboys at Cleveland Browns - 11/6/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Cowboys (6-1) at Cleveland Browns (0-8)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm (FirstEnergy Stadium)
The Line: Cleveland Browns +7 -- Over/Under: 48.5 See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Cowboys look to continue their winning ways when they take on the winless Cleveland Browns in week 9 NFL action.
The Dallas Cowboys improved to 6-1 with a 29-23 overtime victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football. Dak Prescott is looking to make the starting QB decision a tough one for coach Jason Garrett when former starter Tony Romo returns from injury. Prescott did just that while completing just 19 of his 39 pass attempts for 287 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception. Ezekiel Elliott had his streak of 4 consecutive 100-yard rushing games broken after putting up a respectable 96 yards on 22 carries while also logging 4 receptions for Dez Bryant had arguably his best game of the season, also catching 4 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, the Cowboys held Philly to under 300 yards while the 23 points against were tied for the highest by any Dallas opponent this season. The performance was highlighted by a pair of team sacks courtesy of Orlando Scandrick and Tyrone Crawford who also fell on top of a fumble that was forced by Terrence McClain.
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The Cleveland Browns fell to 0-8 after dropping a 31-28 heartbreaker to the New York Jets. Josh McCown returned from injury to complete 25 of his 49 pass attempts for 341 yards and a pair of touchdowns that were negated by a pair of interceptions. Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson Jr. shared the title of lead rusher for a lacklustre Browns ground game with both men logging 29 yards, with Crowell needing 11 carries and Johnson needing only 4. However Johnson was a duel threat on the day, also catching 6 passes out of the backfield for 87 yards. Terrelle Pryor led the Browns with 101 yards on 6 receptions while Andrew Hawkins caught 5 balls for 31 yards and both of Cleveland's touchdowns. Defensively, the Browns had the Jets within their reach until they allowed 10 unanswered points in the 4th that ultimately let the game slip away. The only highlight came in the form of a sack from Tyrone Holmes. Dallas is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 12-2 ATS in their last 14 games on grass while the under is 7-1 in their last 8 road games. Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games while the under is 7-3 in their last 10 games in the month of November.
I'm not sure how you go against Dallas in this spot. They are on fire right now and Cleveland just keeps finding ways to drop ball games. Yes they have stayed close but the Cowboys are a different animal than the Jets and have really failed to show up against real competition this season.
Lay the touchdown with Dallas.