Running back Ezekiel Elliott could be the difference as to whether the Dallas Cowboys are NFL online betting favorites against the New York Giants. Zeke fought the law, but, unlike Bobby Fuller, or for that matter, The Clash, the law doesn’t seem to have won this time. It looks like Elliott will be able to successfully pull a Tom Brady. While his six-game suspension has been upheld, he is eligible to play against the Giants – and, according to Skip Bayless, will remain eligible for the rest of the season.
- Date: Sunday, September 10th
- Time: 8:30 PM
- Venue: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Sportsbook Odds for Fans Betting on NFL:
Giants +4 (-105) 47 (-115) +170
Cowboys -4 (-115) 47 (-105) -200
If there is one foe against which the Cowboys need Elliott to be available, it’s the Giants. Dallas only lost three games last season, and two were versus the New York team. Moreover, the Giants defense successfully put the clamps on Cowboys starting quarterback Dak Prescott, who completed 51.2% of his attempts and threw for just one touchdown in the two games against the Giants – easily his two worst performances of 2016. Meanwhile, Dallas averaged 13 points in the two meetings, half of what they averaged for the entire season. it goes without saying that Elliott’s presence in the game will be vital for the Cowboys to cover the four-point spread – something they have done, covering the spread, only once in their last seven overall games. Additionally, they are 2-5-1 against the NFL online betting spread in their last eight home games against the Giants. But both Dak and Zeke will have to be on point if they want to overcome a defense that was ranked 4th in the league last season, allowing 18.9 points per game.
Oh Well, Odell
Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who, judging from his hairdo, is a certified G and a bona fide stud, missed practice on Wednesday but that doesn’t necessarily mean he will miss Sunday’s game against the Cowboys.
Odell Beckham Jr. on playing Sunday said he "wouldn't count it out, yeah" but considers himself day to day.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) September 6, 2017
As for the “considers himself day to day part,” Odell, though one heck of a receiver, is not a doctor – nor has he played one on TV. Head coach Ben McAdoo made sure to clarify that whether Beckham will play is up, not to coaches or player, but medical staff. “Again if it’s safe for the player to play and he’s not going to do further harm to himself physically, then we would think about playing him,” McAdoo said. “But I would never put a player out there who would do further damage to himself physically.” The Giants and the Cowboys have combined to average 47.3 points per game in their last 10 encounters, which jives with the 47 total for Sunday’s game. However, without Beckham’s output, could the NFL online betting total go over, as it has in seven of the last nine games between the two teams, and in seven of their last eight games at AT&T Stadium?