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Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants Odds, Lines, Picks and Predictions for Week 1 Sunday Night Football

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by Daniel Coyle in NFL Football

Updated Sep 10, 2023 · 1:19 PM PDT

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Aug 26, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) during pregame warmups for their game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Dallas Cowboys visit the New York Giants on the season premiere of Sunday Night Football and we have the top Cowboys vs Giants picks here
  • The Cowboys swept last year’s season series and have topped New York in four straight meetings
  • Read on for all the Cowboys vs Giants odds and trends ahead of Sunday night’s matchup at MetLife Stadium

The season premiere of Sunday Night Football features an all-NFC East affair, as the New York Giants host the Dallas Cowboys. The Giants look to take the next step after posting a winning record and claiming a playoff spot for the first time in six years last season. Read on for an analysis of the Sunday Night Football Cowboys vs Giants odds and our top picks.

However, New York must make major improvements to their play against NFC East rivals after going just 1-4-1 SU in divisional play a year ago. The Cowboys romped to a 12-5 SU record last season on the strength of a league-leading 8-1 SU record. However, the pressure will be on America’s Team after they once again failed to embark on a lengthy playoff run, and followed up with a middling performance in preseason action. They’ll look to cash some tickets in the Cowboys vs Giants picks as short road favorites on SNF.

Cowboys vs Giants Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Odds Total
Dallas Cowboys -3.5 (-105) -175 O 45.5 (-110)
New York Giants +3.5 (-115) +145 U 45.5 (-110)

The Cowboys have held steady since opening as 3.5-point favorites in the NFL odds, but have attracted 81% of the betting handle on the Cowboys vs Giants odds. The Giants lag as +145 home underdogs, while the total has faded from 46.5 to 45.5.

The start time of Sunday night’s matchup at MetLife Stadium is 8:20 pm ET, with rain and thunderstorms in the weather forecast at game time.

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Cowboys vs Giants Recent History

Sunday night’s matchup marks the first of two meetings this season between these long-time divisional rivals. The Cowboys swept last year’s season series including a 23-16 victory in New York as 1-point underdogs, and have now topped the Giants in 11 of 12 meetings since the start of the 2017 NFL campaign. The Cowboys effectively slammed the door on the Giants in their past two trips to the Big Apple, allowing just 22 total points, and have surrendered 18 or fewer points in five of their past seven road dates with the Giants. Despite that stingy play, Dallas is just 3-3 ATS in their past six head-to-head matchups.

Dallas Cowboys Betting Trends

The Cowboys have owned the Giants in recent years. But with New York showing signs of making steady improvements on both sides of the ball, and with the pressure on Dak Prescott and head coach Mike McCarthy quickly getting critical, nailing down a victory at MetLife will be a much bigger task.

Dallas is likely to feel the loss of veterans Ezekiel Elliott and Dalton Schultz, and while Brandin Cooks brings solid veteran poise to the receiving corps, the downfield focus will remain squarely on CeeDee Lamb, who racked up a total of 193 receiving yards and one score in two dates with New York last season. Lamb could be one to target in the Cowboys vs Giants props.

New York Giants Betting Trends

Quarterback Daniel Jones managed to drag the Giants into playoff contention last season despite seeing the defense surrender over 358 total yards per game. Adding to those concerns is a disappointing preseason performance by this squad, which lost two of three while averaging just 20.3 points per game. On a positive note, the Giants have brought back star rusher Saquon Barkley after he flashed vintage form last season, piling up 1312 rushing yards and 10 scoring runs. The squad also added tight end Darren Waller, providing Jones with another high-value target.

However, the success of the Giants will hinge on the performance of the defense and offensive line. New York allowed the fifth most sacks in the league last season, but took steps to shore things up with the additions of rookie center John Michael-Schmitz, while rookie cornerbacks Deonte Banks and Tre Hawkins III. The question is whether the kids are ready for prime time.

Cowboys vs Giants Prediction

All the pressure will be on the Cowboys playing before a loud, hostile crowd in inclement weather on Sunday Night Football. While Dallas holds the edge both historically, and in terms of experience, things could go sour quickly, particularly if rain gets heavy. That sets the table for New York to at least keep things close in the Cowboys vs Giants odds, if not earn the win, in a low-scoring affair.

SNF Picks: Giants +3.5 (-105); UNDER 45.5 (-110)

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