Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants : Week 9 of the NFL season concludes with Monday Night Football between two NFC East rivals, the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants, at MetLife Stadium. Prior to their week off, the Cowboys (4-3) beat the Eagles to claim sole possession of first place in the division. Meanwhile, the Giants (2-6) have lost four straight games.
As the calendar turns to November, the Dallas Cowboys — fresh off a bye week — hit the midway point of their schedule with a Monday Night Football matchup against the New York Giants. The Cowboys defeated the Giants, 35-17, in Week 1.
Here are our experts’ predictions for this week:
The Cowboys get the first of presumably many looks at Daniel Jones along with a better receiving corps than they faced in the season opener. The Giants have reason for some confidence despite a 2-6 record (last two defeats by less than seven points), but the Cowboys should be able to stay balanced and attack the New York defense any way they choose. The Giants have allowed at least 28 points in seven of eight games.
The Cowboys cruised to a 35-17 victory over the New York Giants in the season opener. Little did we know that it would be the last time Dallas faced Eli Manning, a two-time Super Bowl winner with a 13-17 record against the Cowboys. For the Cowboys, this second meeting with New York will be much different than their first.
The Giants’ offense is now in the hands of rookie quarterback Daniel Jones. Though Jones is just 2-4 as a starter, he’s completed a respectable 63% of his passes for 1,466 yards, 10 touchdowns, but he does have seven interceptions. For a quarterback comparison, here are this season’s numbers of Giants QB Daniel Jones and Cowboys QB Dak Prescott:
This is the second straight season in which New York has lost four in a row before the end of October. Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. ET. Dallas is a 6.5-point favorite in the latest Cowboys vs. Giants odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 48.5. Before you make any Giants vs. Cowboys picks of your own, you need to hear what SportsLine’s resident Dallas expert, Emory Hunt Jr., has to say.
Hunt is the founder and CEO of Football Gameplan, which has been supplying analysis of all levels of football since 2007, and a former running back at Louisiana-Lafayette. He knows the game from a player’s perspective. In addition, Hunt has his finger on the pulse of the Cowboys. In fact, he is 22-12 all-time on against the spread picks involving Dallas. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, Hunt has analyzed Cowboys vs. Giants from every possible angle and locked in another confident against the spread pick. It’s available only at SportsLine.
Hunt knows Dallas has owned the series against the Giants recently. In fact, the Cowboys have won the last five meetings between the two teams by an average score of 28-16. In addition, Dallas is 8-3 all-time against New York on Monday Night Football.
Hunt also has taken into account that the Cowboys have the No. 1 offense in the league after eight weeks. They are averaging a league-leading 437.9 yards per game and have produced 450 yards in four games this season, the most in the NFL.
But just because Dallas has New York’s number does not guarantee it will cover the Cowboys vs. Giants spread on Monday Night Football.
That’s because New York quarterback Daniel Jones is coming off arguably his best game as a pro. Eight days ago at Detroit, Jones set career highs with 28 completions, 41 attempts and four touchdown passes. He also threw for 322 yards, which was 14 yards shy of his career best.
In addition, wide receiver Golden Tate has emerged as Jones’ go-to receiver since returning from his four-game suspension to start the season. Over the last four games, Tate has led the team with 23 receptions, 280 receiving yards and one touchdown.
We can tell you Hunt is leaning over, but his much stronger play is on the spread. He’s found a critical x-factor that makes one side of the spread a must-back. He’s sharing what it is, and who to back, only at SportsLine