The Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants faced off just three weeks ago at Cowboys Stadium. Going in to the game, Dallas held a 1-4 record while the New York football Giants were 4-2. Despite the difference in record, the Cowboys entered the game as three-point favorites.
My how things have changed.
When the sharply-dressed Cowboys enter the Medowlands tomorrow afternoon, the betting line will have seen a 17-point swing. The 1-7 Cowboys will be 14-point underdogs.
Sure, Dallas has been struggling, but the line still seems awfully high and many betting experts agree. This would be a time to take advantage of the spread and put some money down on our very own Cowboys.
David Malinsky of Covers.com says, “Dallas games will be a headache. This line is about a full touchdown away from where the raw statistics would put it, but when the psychological wheels come off of a team it is difficult to assess what their statistics truly mean. When in doubt in a situation like this you adjust high, expecting the market perception to go that way, but it really is a guessing game.”
If Jason Garrett can motivate the team, they should come out with a whole new fire and intensity that we’re not used to seeing this season. While it may not be enough to earn the victory, it could very well be enough to cover the spread.