Cowboys vs Giants Betting Odds: Minus Prescott, Dallas Rare Underdog Against Giants

Surprising New York Giants Look to Beat Dallas and Move to 3-0

Running Backs Barkley, Elliott Could Play Key Roles in Dallas-Giants Tilt

When the 2022 NFL schedule came out, the fact that the Week 3 NFC East matchup on Monday Night Football between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants would feature an undefeated team would not be a surprising turn of events. That it would be the Giants, now that is a rather interesting plot twist.

Dallas is trying to do what it can until quarterback Dak Prescott can return to the field. It won’t be this week, so it will be Cooper Rush against Daniel Jones in the quarterback matchup. Without Prescott, the Cowboys vs Giants odds favor the host Giants.

The game also features running backs on the comeback trail, The Giants Saquon Barkley is averaging more than six yards per carry while Ezekiel Elliott is struggling a bit at 4.2 yards per rushing attempt.

The Cowboys and Giants are tied at +550 in the odds to win the NFC East title. In the Cowboys Super Bowl odds, Dallas comes in at +4500 while the Giants are well back at +50000.

Cowboys vs Giants Game Information

    • Game: Dallas Cowboys 1-1 vs New York Giants
    • Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
    • Date/Time:
    • TV: ABC, ESPN, ESPN2

    Dallas Cowboys

    The last thing Cooper Rush needs is to have his options limited in the passing game. While it is looking good for receiver Michael Gallup to get back on the field, there are questions about the availability of tight end Dalton Schultz.

    It would help Rush if the running game can get going as the Cowboys are 23rd with an average of 89 yards per game with Dallas averaging only four yards per carry.

    A pleasant surprise has been receiver Noah Brown , who has 159 yards on 10 catches. Dallas owner and general manager Jerry Jones has called out star receiver CeeDee Lamb who is off to a slow start. That could play a part in Dallas being currently listed as the slight underdog in the Cowboys vs Giants odds.

    Reigning NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Micah Parsons is most certainly not off to a slow start with four sacks in the first two games.

    New York Giants

    There are six 2-0 teams and the Giants are most certainly the most surprising of the bunch. The Giants stunned Tennessee, the top seed in the AFC Playoffs in 2021 with a 21-20 win thanks to a huge game by Barkley. That was followed by a 19-16 win over Carolina with Graham Gano booting two field goals in the fourth quarter including a 56-yard boot with 3:34 left to play.

    Quarterback Daniel Jones seems to be responding to first-year head coach Brian Daboll who worked wonders with Josh Allen when he was the offensive coordinator in Buffalo. His solid play is one of the reasons that the Cowboys vs Giants odds favor the host Giants.

    Jones is completing 71% of his passes with three touchdowns and only one interception.

    Richie James leads the Giants with 10 catches. Safety Julian Love leads the team with 13 tackles.

    Cowboys vs Giants Injury Update

    When looking at the NFL Week 3 injury report, Dallas receiver Michael Gallup (knee) and linebacker Micah Parsons (illness) are probable, cornerback Trevon Diggs, tight end Dalton Schultz (knee) are questionable. Defensive end Terell Basham (thigh), offensive lineman Connor McGovern (ankle) and safety Jayron Kearse (knee) are out indefinitely.

    For the Giants, safety Dane Belton (collarbone), defensive lineman Leonard Williams (knee), offensive lineman Jon Felicano (shin) linebackers Azeez Ojulari (calf) and Kayvon Thibodeaux (knee), cornerbacks Jason Pinnock (shoulder) and Aaron Robinson (appendix) as well as receivers Wan’Dale Robinson (knee) and Kadarius Tone (hamstring) are questionable.

    Cowboys vs Giants Head to Head

    Dallas has won nine of the last 10 meetings with the Giants. The Cowboys swept the 2021 season series, winning at home 44-20 as a seven-point favorite and 21-6 on the road as a 12-point favorite.

    Dallas has been favored in each of the last six games.

    Both games in 2020 finished as one-score affairs and that is the way this one might be headed.
    Dallas has covered in 14 of its last 20 games and that includes eight of the last 10 matchups with the Giants.

    The Giants have covered in just two of the last eight games.

    Cowboys vs Giants Betting Preview

    Both teams are dealing with injury issues. Obviously, the absence of Prescot is the biggest news, but the Dallas secondary could be less than 100%. For the Giants, injuries are mounting on the offensive line and it will be worth monitoring the practice updates for the key pass rushers as well.

    The Giants being listed as a slight favorite even as the home team is an indication of where both teams are right now.

    Dallas has covered in 14 of its last 20 games and that includes eight of the last 10 matchups with the Giants.
    The Giants have covered in just two of the last eight games.

    The Giants are 21st and the Cowboys 25th in the NFL in total offense, so perhaps this will feel like an old-fashioned, hard-hitting NFC East matchup when these teams were competing for Super Bowl berths.

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