The New York Giants had pretty high expectations this season. But after multiple injuries to their starting quarterback, Daniel Jones, and a lack of progress on offense as a whole, the Giants are just 2-7 on the season.
With Daniel Jones and Tyrod Taylor both on the NFL injured list, the Giants will roll with third-stringer Tommy DeVito.
DeVito will take on the Dallas Cowboys, who have one of the best defenses in the NFL. Oddsmakers recognize this.
New York is a 17.5-point underdog against the Cowboys, while the total is currently 39.5, with the Under juiced to -115. These books don’t think the Giants have much chance of scoring with DeVito under center.
Do we agree?
We’ll break down the Giants vs Cowboys h2h matchup between two NFC East rivals on Sunday.
Location: AT&T Stadium
Giants vs Cowboys h2h Analysis
Not only are the Giants 2-7 this season, but they’re also 2-6-1 against the spread. Oddsmakers have done a good job with the Giants throughout the year.
Meanwhile, the Under has also hit in eight of nine games. The New York offense continues to struggle and likely won’t get any better with a third-stringer at quarterback for the remainder of the NFL season.
On the other hand, the Cowboys just lost against the spread to the Eagles. As a 3-point underdog, the Cowboys lost to the Eagles by five. They came close, but that loss pushed them to 5-3 against the spread this season.
Dallas has also watched the Over hit in five of eight games this year. While they’ve only played three games at home this year, the Cowboys are undefeated.
When looking at the Giants vs Cowboys h2h games, Dallas has won five straight games. The last one was a 40-0 blowout on September 10, 40-0 as a 3-point favorite.
DeVito’s The 10Th Rookie Quarterback To Start This Season
This isn’t a record that many NFL teams care about. However, with a start on Sunday, Tommy DeVito will become the 10th rookie quarterback to start an NFL game this year.
That will break the NFL single-season record for the most rookies to start in a single season.
It’s clear that the NFL has a quarterback problem. Many top players are getting injured, and there aren’t many reliable backup quarterbacks. Therefore, most teams must settle for young, inexperienced quarterbacks to play on Sunday.
In the Giants’ defense, they’ve had two veteran quarterbacks go down with potential season-ending injuries. At 2-7, there’s no reason for the Giants to find a veteran to play out the rest of the season.
Dallas Signs Recently Reinstated WR Martavis Bryant
The Cowboys have been in the wide receiver market all season long, looking for another receiver who can play alongside CeeDee Lamb.
They might’ve found their guy.
Although he hasn’t played since 2018, the Cowboys signed Martavis Bryant to the practice squad. He had been suspended multiple times for violating the substance-abuse policy but showed off some potential in last year’s XFL season with the Vegas Vipers.
The league recently reinstated Bryant, who caught 145 passes for 2,183 yards with 17 touchdowns in the 44 NFL games he played in the NFL. We’ll see if he can eventually get onto the roster and become an impact player.
Another Blowout Opportunity
The Dallas Cowboys beat the New York Giants 40-0 to begin the season. Things have improved in Dallas, while things have weakened for the Giants.
The Giants have scored just 11.22 points per game this season while allowing 24.11 points. They’ve earned just over 155 yards passing per game and have rushed for under 115 yards.
The offensive line has been miserable, and the playmakers on the Giants aren’t that great. Darren Waller is leading the Giants in receiving yards with 384. But even he’s unavailable due to injury right now.
Meanwhile, the Cowboys have allowed only 18.5 points per game. They’ve also held teams to under 180 yards passing and 108.88 yards on the ground. Dallas should get through the Giants offensive line and pressure DeVito throughout the entire game.
Conversely, Dak Prescott owns the Giants. He’s added five straight wins and has always had success on the Dallas home field. Prescott has thrown 13 touchdowns with only five interceptions this season. That proves he’s developed his game after throwing the most interceptions last season.
He’s thrown to CeeDee Lamb 57 times for 824 yards and three touchdowns. Tony Pollard has also rushed for 474 yards to lead the team.
New York has a good pass rush. But the secondary has struggled, and the missed tackles continue to pile up. The Cowboys have a huge spread to cover on Sunday, but they will still likely cover these NFL odds this week.
Dak Prescott’s getting good karma after earning the MOTYNFL Award, short for Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.
Let’s take a chance on Prescott to put away the Giants by three or more touchdowns. With how the Giants have played, these scores and odds scream the Cowboys at -17.5.