Dallas Cowboys will host New York Giants in the fifth round of the NFL 2021 season on Sunday afternoon. The home side wants to keep winning and celebrate for the fourth time in a row. The visitors look forward to building up on their latest match and book the second straight win.
Dallas is at a 3-1 record, and although they lost in the opening round, the hosts managed to tie three wins. It’s their third straight match in front of the home crowd, and they want to keep the perfect record. On the other hand, the away side surprised the Saints on the road last weekend and booked its first victory in the season. New York boosted its confidence a bit, and the visitors want to keep up where they left off.
Dallas Cowboys – Will their winning streak continue?
The Cowboys improved to a 3-1 record as they managed to beat Carolina Panthers last time. They opened the campaign with a narrow 31-29 defeat away to the defending champions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but bounced back with three wins. Dallas was better than the Chargers on the road before winning against the Eagles and the Panthers at home. The Cowboys sit on the top of the NFC East, and they intend to remain there at the end of the regular season. Dallas gained 433 yards in offense against Carolina while allowing 379 yards to their opponents but forcing them to make two turnovers.
Dak Prescott threw for 188 yards and four TDs in that match, while Ezekiel Elliott had 143 rushing yards and a score. The Cowboys quarterback Prescott threw for a total of 1,066 yards this season, with ten touchdowns and a pair of interceptions. Ezekiel Elliott is the leading rusher with 342 yards and four scores, while CeeDee Lamb leads the receiving corps with 264 yards and a touchdown. Jayron Kearse is the top defender with 27 total tackles, while Micah Parsons sacked opponent quarterbacks 2.5 times.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Tony Pollard, Noah Brown, CeeDee Lamb, Cedrick Wilson, Dalton Schultz, Tyron Smith, Connor Williams, Tyler Biadasz, Zack Martin, Terence Steele
Expected Line-Up (Defense): Tarell Basham, Osa Odighizuwa, Brent Urban, Chauncey Golston, Leighton Vander Esch, Keanu Neal, Micah Parsons, Anthony Brown, Jayron Kearse, Damontae Kazee, Trevon Diggs
Quarter Back: Dak Prescott
Kicker: Greg Zuerlein
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New York Giants – Can they celebrate once again?
The Giants opened the campaign with three straight defeats, and they were in a very bad momentum. They lost to the Broncos at home, while Washington Football Team was better in the net round. New York suffered another narrow defeat, this time against the Falcons at the home field before beating the Saints last weekend. It was their first win of the season, and it came after the overtime. The Giants were pretty good in the offense, gaining 485 yards against the Saints in that match. Daniel Jones passed for 402 yards with a pair of touchdowns and an interception in New York’s winning effort.
Jones went for 1,184 yards in the air with four TDs and one interception, while he is also the Giants’ leading rusher with 188 yards and two scores. Saquon Barkley added 186 rushing yards and a pair of scores, while Kenny Golladay led the receiving corps with 282 yards. On the other hand, Logan Ryan generated a total of 15 tackles, while Azeez Ojulari has sacked rival quarterbacks three times.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Devontae Booker, Kadarius Toney, John Ross, C.J. Board, Evan Engram, Elijhaa Penny, Matt Peart, Matt Skura, Billy Price, Will Hernandez, Nate Solder
Expected Line-Up (Defense): Dexter Lawrence, Austin Johnson, Raymond Johnson III, Lorenzo Carter, Tae Crowder, Reggie Ragland, Oshane Ximines, James Bradberry, Julian Love, Logan Ryan, Adoree’ Jackson
Quarter Back: Daniel Jones
Kicker: Graham Gano
Expert Pick #1 – Dallas Cowboys -7 @-110
Dallas has been excellent in the offense so far in the season, and they are the 4th most efficient team with 31.5 points per match on average. They haven’t lost in front of the home crowd yet, and I don’t think the Giants will cause them too many troubles. Therefore, I’ll pick the Cowboys to cover the spread for my first bet.
Expert Pick #2 – Over 52 @-110
The Cowboys have been involved in many efficient matches this season, and besides their excellent offense, they have allowed almost 25 points per game on average. I anticipate an entertaining match, and the crowd should enjoy more than 52 points. That’s going to be my second tip.
Expert Pick #3 – Cowboys & Over 45.5 @-110
If you are unsure about the Cowboys covering the spread and want to lower the totals margin, I have good odds for you. Dallas to win in a match with at least 45.5 points seems to be a reasonable choice, and I’ll take it as my third pick.