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Cowboys vs Chargers Props – Best Team and Player Props to Bet for Week 2 Matchup

John Hyslop

by John Hyslop in NFL Football

Sep 18, 2021 · 11:55 AM PDT

Dak Prescott escapes the pocket
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) scrambles out of the pocket before throwing a pass in the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)
  • The Dallas Cowboys head to Inglewood, CA, to get it on with the Los Angeles Chargers at 4:25 pm ET on Sunday, September 19th
  • Dallas will be looking to get into the win column for the first time this season after getting dropped 31-29 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1
  • See the odds, spread, analysis, and best prop bets, below

The Los Angeles Chargers will look to beat another NFC East opponent when they host the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2 after beating the Washington Football Team 20-16 in Week 1. Kickoff from SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA is scheduled for 4:25 pm ET on CBS. Jim Nance, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson will be on the call.

The Cowboys had a moral victory in Week 1. They only lost to the Super Bowl Champion, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, on a field goal in the waning minutes of their Thursday night matchup. The Chargers fared much better in their opening game win over the Washing ton Football Team. Justin Herbert looked every bit the part of an elite quarterback throwing for 337 yards in the victory.

This game opened at the Chargers -1.5 and the line has since swelled to Los Angeles -3.5 at most shops. As for the total, the under has attracted most of the money but the line has moved from 52 all the way up to 55. Just like every other Sunday, there are plenty of player props to consider which we will dive into here.

Cowboys vs Chargers Player Props

Passer Completions Passing Yards Passing TDs
Dak Prescott (Cowboys) 25.5 (Ov -135 / Un +100) 305.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115) 1.5 (Ov -215 / Un +160)
Justin Herbert (Chargers) 28.5 (Ov +100 / Un -135) 298.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115) 1.5 (Ov -210 / Un +155)
Rusher Rushing Attempts Rushing Yards Total Yards
Dak Prescott (Cowboys) NA 10.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115) NA
Ezekiel Elliott (Cowboys) 14.5 (Ov -105 / Un -125) 56.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115) 78.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115)
Justin Herbert (Chargers) NA 13.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115) NA
Tony Pollard (Cowboys) NA 20.5 ( Ov -120 / Un -110) 38.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115)
Receiver Receptions Receiving Yards Longest Reception
Amari Cooper (Cowboys) 5.5 (Ov -130 / Un +100) 71.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115) 24.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115)
Blake Jarwin (Cowboys) 2.5 (Ov +115 / Un -150) 23.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115) 13.5 (Ov -120 / Un -110)
Cedrick Wilson (Cowboys) 3.5 (Ov +105 / Un -140) 35.5 (Ov -120 / Un -115) 17.5 (Ov -110 / Un -120)
CeeDee Lamb (Cowboys) 5.5 (Ov -130 / Un +100) 76.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115) 26.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115)
Dalton Schultz(Cowboys) 3.5 (Ov +130 / Un -170) 32.5 (Ov -120 / Un -110) 16.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115)
Ezekiel Elliott (Cowboys) 2.5 (Ov -160 / Un +120) 18.5 (Ov -110 / Un -120) 10.5 (Ov -120 / Un -110)
Jalen Guyton (Chargers) 2.5 (Ov -105 / Un -125) 27.5 (Ov -120 / Un -110) 16.5 (Ov -110 / Un -120)
Jared Cook (Chargers) 3.5 (Ov +130 / Un -170) 33.5 (Ov -110 / Un -120) 16.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115)
Keenan Allen (Chargers) 6.5 (Ov -150 / Un +115) 71.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115) 21.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115)
Mike Williams (Chargers) 4.5 (Ov +120 / Un -160) 53.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115) 21.5 (Ov -120 / Un -110)
Tony Pollard (Cowboys) 1.5 (Ov -185 / Un +140) 14.5 (Ov -110 / Un -120) 9.5 (Ov -125 / Un -105)

Odds taken Sept. 16 from DraftKings

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Jalen Who?

Ask people on the street  if they know who Jalen Guyton is and you will likely get a lot of confused looks. It’s fine, the less people that know about him, the better. Being behind Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, he won’t get a ton of opportunities, but as he showed last year, he will make the most of the opportunities he gets.

Guyton has speed so he may not get as much underneath work but he does get it. He’s getting snaps too as last week he was on the field for 53 which equated to 65% of the Chargers’ snaps. He’s also not just a deep threat guy as he can also get looks underneath and in the red zone.

The Chargers should be in situations where they need points and therefore need to throw the ball. The Cowboys were able to hang points on a very good Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense last week and I think they will be able to do the same this week. The thing is, the Chargers should be able to move the ball on Dallas.

The total for this game is in the mid-50s and while that may be a little high, it does suggest offense. Whether or not that translates into points is another story but one way to get in on the over without taking the over is by taking Jalen Guyton’s receiving yards prop over. That should cash either way just because of the game script.

  • The Pick: Jalen Guyton Over 27.5 Receiving yards (-110) – Wager 1.10 units to win 1 units
  • NFL Player Prop record: 2-1 +1 unit

Cowboys vs Chargers Scoring Props

Player First Touchdown Scorer Anytime Touchdown Scorer
Ezekiel Elliott (Cowboys) +700 -135
Keenan Allen (Chargers) +750 -115
Austin Ekeler (Chargers)
+800 -110
Amari Cooper (Cowboys) +1000 +130
Mike Williams (Chargers) +1100 +140
CeeDee Lamb (Cowboys) +1100 +140
Jared Cook (Chargers) +1300 +165
Dak Prescott (Cowboys) +1700 +225
Jalen Guyton (Chargers) +1800 +240
Justin Herbert (Chargers) +2000 +270
Tony Pollard (Cowboys) +2800 +360

Who Scores?

I have a love/hate relationship with the touchdown scorer prop. I never think there’s enough value on them but they are just too fun to pass up. Once you’ve bet one, you’re never going back. Luckily, I think there’s one guy in this game that is very likely to get into the end zone and his name is Mike Williams.

Williams actually should have had two touchdowns last week but he dropped one. He had a 26% target share in Week 1 and he’s going up against a Cowboys defense that gave up four passing touchdowns last week. He’s a good bet to get one this Sunday.

  • Pick: Mike Williams – Anytime Touchdown Scorer (+140) – Wager 0.1 units to win 0.14 units 
  • Touchdown Scorer prop record 0-3 -.3 units
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