New York Giants (0-4) at Dallas Cowboys (1-3)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 4:25 pm (AT&T Stadium)
The Line: Dallas Cowboys -8 -- Over/Under: 54 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys meet Sunday in Week 5 NFL action from AT&T Stadium.
The Giants are sitting at 0-4 on the year so far. New York has lost their first quartet of games versus the Steelers, Bears, 49ers and Rams in succession. As for the Cowboys, they’re not in great shape either at 1-3 on the season. Dallas got a win over the Falcons in Week 2, but otherwise have fallen to the Rams, Seahawks and Browns. Check back all season long for free NFL picks and NFL predictions at Sports Chat Place.
The Giants have struggled coming out of the gate—and that’s putting it lightly. New York fell by 10 to the Steelers and a whopping 27 to the 49ers. The losses to the Bears (four points) and the Rams (eight points) were much closer, but the Giants haven’t figured out how to power through those close games with a win just yet.
In the loss to the Rams, New York QB Daniel Jones had 190 yards and an interception, and also led the rush with 45 yards (along with Wayne Gallman, who had the same rushing numbers). Tops in receiving for the Giants in that one was Darius Slayton with three catches and 48 yards.
Over on the Cowboys’ side, they haven’t had too many issues putting points on the board outside of the 17-point dud in Week 1. Since then, Dallas has scored 40, 31 and 38 points in three games. Trouble is, the Cowboys have allowed 39, 38 and 49 points in those same games.
In the 49-38 loss to the Browns in Week 4, Dallas QB Dak Prescott posted 502 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. Ezekiel Elliott led the rush for the Cowboys there with 54 yards on 12 carries, and Amari Cooper hauled in 12 passes for 134 yards and a TD.
The Giants are 4-0 ATS versus a team with a losing record and 14-3 ATS in their last 17 road games. New York is 4-1 ATS in the last five after a straight-up loss and 16-5 ATS in the last 21 games as a road underdog.
Meanwhile, the Cowboys are 15-3 ATS in their last 18 versus the NFC East and 6-2 ATS versus a team with a losing record. Dallas is 1-4 ATS in their last five games in October and 1-4 ATS in the last five versus the NFC.
PICK: I suppose I’m going with Dallas here, but probably staying away in reality. There’s a lot to dislike about this matchup, and the ugly records are a sign of the overall bad health of the NFC East. That said, with the Cowboys’ ability to score points this season I don’t think they’ll have too much trouble putting up a nice total here. The Giants will get their punches in against that porous Dallas defense, but I don’t think New York will be able to keep up across the course of the game.