Dallas Cowboys will host Denver Broncos on Sunday afternoon in the NFL 2021 Week 9 action. The hosts look forward to putting another excellent display and extending their winning streak. The away side finally got back on the winning track, and they want to build up on their last weekend’s game.
Dallas picked up where they left off by celebrating their sixth straight win. The home side is full of confidence, and they want to keep it that way. On the other hand, Denver stopped their losing streak last weekend and looks forward to booking another victory. The visitors are currently far from the playoffs zone, but they won’t give up.
Dallas Cowboys – Will their winning streak continue?
The Cowboys had the most challenging task in the season opener, as they traveled to Tampa to face the defending champions. Although they lost that match, Dallas was very close to a surprise. After that defeat, the hosts entered a winning streak that has lasted for six games. After beating the Patriots and the Vikings on the road, Dallas wants to continue in the same fashion against the Broncos as well. They are currently first in the NFC East with a 6-1 record and shouldn’t have much trouble keeping the top spot.
Despite missing Dak Prescott last weekend, the Cowboys returned home with a win with Cooper Rush passing for 325 yards with two touchdowns. This season, Dak Prescott went 1,813 yards through the air, with 16 TDs and four interceptions. Ezekiel Elliott has rushed for 571 yards and five scores, while CeeDee Lamb has been the leading receiver with 609 yards and four touchdowns. On the other hand, Jayron Kearse logged 45 tackles, while Randy Gregory sacked the opponent’s quarterbacks five times.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, Cedrick Wilson, Dalton Schultz, Ty Nsekhe, Connor Williams, Tyler Biadasz, Zack Martin, Terence Steele
Expected Line-Up (Defense): Tarell Basham, Osa Odighizuwa, Carlos Watkins, Randy Gregory, Leighton Vander Esch, Keanu Neal, Micah Parsons, Anthony Brown, Donovan Wilson, Damontae Kazee, Nahshon Wright
Quarter Back: Cooper Rush
Kicker: Greg Zuerlein
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Denver Broncos – Can they challenge the post-season spot?
The Broncos had an excellent start to the campaign with three opening victories, but their performances declined. It resulted in four straight defeats, which dragged them off the battle for the top division spot. Nevertheless, Denver goes to this match after celebrating a 17-10 victory over Washington, and they want to stay on the winning track. The Broncos are currently third in the AFC West with a 4-4 record.
Their starting QB Teddy Bridgewater has thrown for 1,701 yards with 12 TDs and five interceptions. Melvin Gordon III has led Denver’s rushing game with 350 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Courtland Sutton has been the leading receiver with 539 yards and two scores. Defensively, Kareem Jackson logged a team-high 43 total tackles, while Von Miller has 4.5 sacks.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Melvin Gordon III, Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick, Noah Fant, Andrew Beck, Calvin Anderson, Dalton Risner, Lloyd Cushenberry III, Graham Glasgow, Bobby Massie
Expected Line-Up (Defense): Shelby Harris, DeShawn Williams, Dre’Mont Jones, Malik Reed, Kenny Young, Justin Strnad, Stephen Weatherly, Ronald Darby, Kareem Jackson, Justin Simmons, Pat Surtain II
Quarter Back: Teddy Bridgewater
Kicker: Brandon McManus
Expert Pick #1 – Cowboys & Over 42.5 @-120
The Cowboys are 7-0 ATS this season, but the margin is set too high this time, and I’m not sure whether they will cover it without Dak Prescott. Therefore, I focused on the alternative market and backed Dallas to win, followed by at least 42.5 total points in the game, and it will be my first pick.
Expert Pick #2 – Cowboys -3.5 & Over 45.5 @+120
Combining the spread and totals, I’ve chosen the Cowboys to win by at least four points in the game that should go over a 45.5 margin. It is another dive into the alternative markets and also my second bet for this matchup.
Expert Pick #3 – Dallas to win by 7-12 points @+340
For the third pick, I wanted to give it a long shot and land bigger odds. The Cowboys have been very confident when playing at home, and they should continue in the same fashion. On the other hand, they’ll miss Prescott, and that’s why I’ve chosen a moderate margin.