The Dallas Cowboys are riding a wave of momentum and a pair of stellar rookies in Dak Prescott and Ezekiell Elliott, but face a difficult test today against the Green Bay Packers in Wisconsin.
Dallas has won four straight games and Dak Prescott is closing in on an NFL record for attempts without an interception. But, how will the Cowboys fare against the Packers and Aaron Rodgers?
Only one team the Cowboys have defeated during their winning streak has a winning record, and that’s an unimpressive Washington team.
Green Bay stands at 3-1. Rodgers is averaging better more two touchdown passes per game, but he’s also throwing for just 219 yards per game — a significant drop from his 270 per game career average.
But Cowboys’ lax passing defense could provide a launching spot for Rodgers. Dallas ranks 19th in the league in passing yards allowed. Jordy Nelson is healthy for the first time since 2014. Eddie Lacy may be out, but the Packers should have the weapons to put together a 31-24 victory.
Other experts are also leaning toward Green Bay.
Others also picked Green Bay, and predicted the Dallas secondary will have troubles with Aaron Rodgers.
While Green Bay may be the favorite and be picked to win, the prop bets could fall in the Cowboys favor.
Ezekiell Elliott is the favorite to score the first touchdown of the game. If a Packer scores the first touchdown, odds makers think it’ll be Jordy Nelson.
On this one, we’ll go with Elliott and the Cowboys punishing rushing attack to score the early touchdown.
As far as total touchdowns, the odds makes have set the over/under at 5 1/2.
With two offenses that have been clicking, I think you’d be pretty safe taking the over.
You can also bet on whether Dak Prescott will finally throw that interception. With the over/under at 1/2, you’d probably be safe taking the over.