Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys - 10/8/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Green Bay Packers (3-1) at Dallas Cowboys (2-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 4:25 pm (AT&T Stadium)
The Line: Dallas Cowboys -2.5 -- Over/Under: 52.5 See the Latest Odds
The Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys meet Sunday in NFL action at AT&T Stadium.
The Green Bay Packers look for their first road win of the season to build on their 3-1 start. The Green Bay Packers have lost five of their last eight road games. Aaron Rodgers is completing 66.9 percent of his passes for 1,146 yards, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. Rodgers has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last six games. Davante Adams and Jordy Nelson have combined for 425 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Randall Cobb has 19 receptions. The Green Bay Packers ground game is averaging 74.5 yards per contest, and Ty Montgomery leads the way with 152 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Green Bay is allowing 20.3 points and 299.5 yards per game. Blake Martinez leads the Green Bay Packers with 25 tackles, Clay Matthews has 2.5 sacks and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has one interception.
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The Dallas Cowboys look for a statement victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Dallas Cowboys have won eight of their last nine home games. Dak Prescott is completing 60.8 percent of his passes for 941 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions. Prescott has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last six games. Jason Witten and Dez Byrant have combined for 380 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Terrance Williams has 17 receptions. The Dallas Cowboys ground game is averaging 114.3 yards per contest, and Ezekiel Elliott leads the way with 277 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Dallas is allowing 24.3 points and 339.3 yards per game. Jaylon Smith leads the Dallas Cowboys with 34 tackles, DeMarcus Lawrence has 7.5 sacks and Anthony Brown has one interception.
The Packers are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games in October, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. NFC and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in October, 1-7 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Packers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Dallas, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Both of these teams are beat up, as the Packers are losing offensive guys left and right and are likely without their leading rusher due to a ribs injury. Meanwhile, the Cowboys may or may not be without the quarterback of their defense in Sean Lee. Check the injury report before betting this game. With that said, I'm taking the Cowboys and the small line. The Cowboys are a different team in Jerry's World than they are on the road, and the offense has shown signs of life the past two games, which is key for this team. Remember, last year the Cowboys weren't a grat defensive team, they just couldn't be stopped offensively. The Packers are finding ways to win, but they've been shaky on the road dating back to last season and the banged up offensive line still scares me. Look for the Cowboys to win this game by a touchdown.