Week 1 was an absolute disaster for the Dallas Cowboys. The team couldn’t score a touchdown and lost their quarterback, starting left guard, and starting safety for multiple weeks. It would be nice to get a freebie of sorts in Week 2, but that’s not even close to the case.
The Cowboys are set to face the reigning AFC Champions in the Cincinnati Bengals. The only good news is that they get to play the Bengals at home in AT&T Stadium and Joe Burrow and his guys didn’t look all that great against a subpar Pittsburgh Steelers team.
Dallas has a lot of work to do, especially on offense, if they want to even have a chance to compete on Sunday. Cooper Rush will be the passer, and hopefully, he can do exactly what he did against the Minnesota Vikings last year. On the other hand, the Bengals will be looking to redeem themselves after a mediocre season-opening performance.
Cowboys vs Bengals Odds Week 2
**All odds are from FanDuel as of Tuesday at 4 pm CT. These numbers are subject to change. Please check FanDuel for the most up-to-date numbers.**
At the time of writing, the Week 2 betting odds on FanDuel have the Cowboys as 7.5-point underdogs at home in Arlington, TX. Dallas is +280 on the moneyline, while the Bengals are favorites at -350. The total for the game is set at 43.5 points.
It’s unsurprising that the Cowboys are now such underdogs even though the game is at home. They will be without key roster pieces and are facing an opponent with lots of weapons on both sides of the ball. With the receiving corps struggling to score a single touchdown with a starting-caliber QB, it’s hard to imagine Dallas putting up a ton of points under Cooper Rush. This one could get ugly.
Cowboys vs Bengals Prediction Week 2
It’s hard to have any semblance of hope after watching the Cowboys’ performance in Week 1. Before Prescott went down, Dallas initially opened up as 2.5-point favorites. That obviously changed majorly after everything that ensued even with Joe Burrow’s awful performance.
The Bengals QB was sacked seven times, threw four interceptions, and fumbled the ball against one of the worst teams he’s faced in his tenure with Cincinnati. He even threw a pick-six on his first pass attempt of 2022.
The problem is that the Bengals are far more resilient than America’s Team and they have weapons the Cowboys clearly don’t. The Dallas defense, as always, will keep this team in this game, but it won’t be nearly enough for an offense that was struggling mightily long before Prescott went down.
The ‘Boys likely don’t stand a chance in this one. Expect the defense to get worn down after consistent three and outs, leading to more scoring from the Bengals than Dallas would like. The best-case scenario for the home team is that Rush is better than expected and they don’t get blown out. Expect Dallas to end Sunday 0-2 by a score of around 23-10 in favor of Cincy.