This could be the NFC East decider if Washington lose to the Eagles in the late kick off tonight. The Cowboys who’re currently riding a three game win streak travel to MetLife Stadium to take on the Giants who’re on a three game skid, will both sides maintain their recent form and give the Cowboys a chance at hosting a playoff game or will the Giants find some form at the right time?
Dallas have been inconsistent this season, the loss of Dak Prescott really didn’t help their cause but they’ve done well in going 4-2 since their bye week to give themselves at least a chance at a post season berth. The offense has shown it can put points on the board, scoring 30 or more in their last three games and in all four of their wins since the bye week, and the reason that they seemingly need to score 30+ to win games is their defense which although slightly improved recently, has given up 30+ points in 8 games this season!
The Giants will hope to have a fully fit Daniel Jones back for this game, the second year passer was carrying a knock in their week 14 loss to the Cardinals which was evident as he didn’t run with the football once, he missed the week 15 loss to the Browns. and although he played against the Ravens last week it was easy to tell that he wasn’t 100% as he only garnered 3 yards on one carry, It’ll be interesting to see how mobile he looks and if he’s fit enough to take advantage of a poor Cowboys run defense.
One of the toughest matchups of the week to call, the Giants strength is on their defense and they’ll be going up against a Cowboys side who have been putting points up recently and on the other side I think the Giants will need Daniel Jones to be at full dual threat capacity to take advantage of this poor Cowboys run defense. I’m going to take the home team Giants to get the win and put pressure on Washington, but this is far from a banker.
For my best bet we’re going with the Cowboys backup Running Back, Tony Pollard, who has had 8 or more rushing attempts in each of Dallas’ last four games, and we like him to continue that streak in this must win game.
PREDICTION: GIANTS 31 – 30 COWBOYS
BEST BET: Tony Pollard OVER 7.5 rushing attempts – EVENS with SkyBet. 0.5 point bet.