Well, Cowboys fans. Christmas has come and gone, 2022 is coming up, and your Dallas Cowboys have won the NFC East. Let that sink in. Thanks to an absolutely dominating win over the Washington Football Team in Week 16, Dallas is now 11-4 on the season and on a four-game winning streak.
The good news is the Cowboys are undefeated (5-0) in a sad-looking NFC East conference. The (potentially) bad news is that Dallas will now be taking on a far more formidable opponent outside of their division in Week 17. Dallas is set to play the 10-5 Arizona Cardinals at AT&T Stadium at 4:25 ET this Sunday.
The Cowboys may be on a winning streak, but this will be the first tough test for them in a while. Their last four games were against injured, struggling, and COVID-riddled teams (the Football Team, Saints, and Giants). Even though Arizona has lost three games in a row, there is no denying that their squad is far better than the ones Dallas has faced recently. Thankfully, Sunday night’s victory was plenty of proof that the offense is back in the swing of things.
Seeing how the Cowboys play against a team that isn’t a complete disaster will be a big indication of how they will fare in the playoffs. Let’s hope the ‘Boys can take advantage of the Cardinals’ losing streak on their home turf.
Arizona Cardinals vs Dallas Cowboys Week 17: Odds
At the time of writing, the Week 17 betting odds on WynnBET have the Cowboys as 5.5-point favorites at home in Arlington, TX. The Cowboys are -240 on the moneyline, while the Arizona Cardinals are set as the underdog at +185. The over/under for the game is set at 50.5 points.
Even though we saw a standout performance from Dallas in Week 16, you have to remember that they played against a depleted and struggling WFT defense. A defense that is so bad and frustrated that they resorted to punching each other on the benches they had flown in. This won’t be the same case with Arizona’s defense. With two strong defenses on both sidelines, we don’t expect this to be as much of a high-scoring affair as we’d like, which might make you lean towards taking the under.
Arizona Cardinals vs Dallas Cowboys Week 17: Prediction & Preview
Like we said above, this will be the first big test for the Cowboys in a while. With a higher seeding spot in the NFC on the line, expect both teams to come out swinging. A key component to remember about the Cardinals is that they have won seven of their eight games on the road. These road warriors would love nothing more than to get their offense back on track and secure yet another away game win against an NFC opponent.
Yes, the Dallas offense woke up in Week 16, but the Cardinals just held the Colts’ MVP-candidate running back, Jonathan Taylor, to just 108 yards and zero touchdowns (as his O-Line disappeared). Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard will need to be at their best this Sunday. If the Cowboys can dominate in all three phases as they did in their Sunday Night Football matchup, they can come out victorious. This game should be a great one. We think the Cowboys will come out on top 27-17 against the Cardinals.