After a brutal Week 1 loss, the Dallas Cowboys shocked many by beating the reigning AFC Champions despite playing without starting quarterback Dak Prescott. Backup Cooper Rush looked calm and collected, and while he certainly has things to work on, was able to lead his team to victory thanks to a game-winning field goal by Brett Maher.
Now, the Cowboys hope to continue the upward trend as they hit the road to play their first divisional game against the New York Giants. By some odd miracle, the Giants have begun the season 2-0, but it’s arguable that the Cowboys are the first formidable opponent they will play so far this season.
Head coach Brian Daboll has clearly started to already turn things around, but this Giants team certainly still has its flaws. Both teams are hoping to start division play at 1-0, and with a rivalry game under the primetime lights of Monday Night Football, anything can happen.
Let’s take a look at some of the best bets for the week, the final odds, how to watch, and the remaining schedule for the Cowboys.
Best Dallas Cowboys bets for Week 3 vs. Giants
**All numbers are from FanDuel as of Monday morning. Please check FanDuel as numbers can change until game time**
1. Daniel Jones – Passing Yards – Under 200.5 (-110)
Right now, Daniel Jones looks like a decent quarterback in the NFC East, but that’s only because Carson Wentz is playing so terribly. The reality is that Jones isn’t a strong quarterback and much of the Giants’ success in 2022 has been because of Saquon Barkley.
Jones threw for 188 yards against Tennessee and 176 against Carolina. Those two teams have far worse defenses and pass rushes than the Cowboys, and he still threw for less than 200 yards in both of those games.
To give some perspective, Joe Burrow only threw for 199 yards against the Cowboys and Tom Brady had 212. If Burrow couldn’t crack 200 and the GOAT just barely surpassed it, it’s hard to believe that Jones will be able to do better than two of the top quarterbacks in the NFL.
Additionally, with guys like Micah Parsons, DeMarcus Lawrence, and Dorance Armstrong chomping at the bit to get to Jones, expect Jones to rely on the run game.
2. Tony Pollard – Receiving Yards – Over 18.5 (-105)
Tony Pollard really established himself in both the run and passing game against the Bengals in Week 2. The running back had four receptions for 55 yards against Cincy. It’s hard to imagine he will have less than half of what he had last week against a weaker defense.
Additionally, with Dalton Schultz possibly out due to a PCL issue, Cooper Rush will be looking for another steady target. Michael Gallup is still labeled as questionable, so count on Pollard to be used a bit more in the passing game. Teams are likely to still double team CeeDee Lamb and Pollard could be a useful tool for Rush.
3. Game Total – Under 39.5 (-110)
The under seems to be the safe bet with the Cowboys these days. This defense has been keeping their offense in games and slowing down even the best offenses in the league. The defensive line, linebackers, and secondary will be excited to face a weaker quarterback and receiving corps, and will hopefully start to rack up the turnovers for the season. We expect to see a lot of sacks just like we did in Week 2, making it incredibly difficult for the giants to get in the end zone.
On the other side, we know this Cowboys offense isn’t as strong as it’s been in the past. In Week 1 the team couldn’t score a touchdown and in Week 2 things looked slightly better, but still not great. Getting the offense going against New York should be easier for Dallas, but we are still dealing with a backup quarterback and several injuries to the offensive line and offensive weapons.
Cowboys Week 3 injury report
As of Monday morning, here is the initial injury report:
- Dak Prescott, Hand, Out
- Jayron Kearse, Knee, Out
- Connor McGovern, Ankle, Out
- Quinton Bohanna, Neck, Questionable
- Michael Gallup, Knee, Questionable
- Micah Parsons, Illness, Questionable
- Dalton Schultz, Knee, Questionable
- Luke Gifford, Hamstring, Questionable
Week 3 Cowboys vs Giants Latest Odds, Spread, Over/Under
As of Monday morning, the Cowboys are 1-point underdogs. The total for the game is 39.5. Dallas’s moneyline odds are -102, while New York is the favorite at -116.
What channel is the Week 3 Cowboys vs Giants game on?
The Cowboys vs Giants game will be broadcast in primetime on Monday Night Football on ESPN at 7:15 pm CDT/8:15 pm EST.
Week 3 Cowboys vs Giants live stream
Monday’s Cowboys game can be streamed live on Fubo TV.
Cowboys’ next game and remaining 2022 season schedule
The Cowboys’ next game will be in Week 4 on Sunday, October 2 at home against the Washington Commanders. Here’s a look at the rest of the 2022 schedule:
- Week 4: vs Washington Commanders
- Week 5: @ Los Angeles Rams
- Week 6: @ Philadelphia Eagles
- Week 7: vs Detroit Lions
- Week 8: vs Chicago Bears
- Week 9: BYE WEEK
- Week 10: @ Green Bay Packers
- Week 11: @ Minnesota Vikings
- Week 12: vs New York Giants
- Week 13: vs Indianapolis Colts
- Week 14: vs Houston Texans
- Week 15: @ Jacksonville Jaguars
- Week 16: vs Philadelphia Eagles
- Week 17: @ Tennessee Titans
- Week 18: @ Washington Commanders