The .500 Broncos head to Jerry World to take on the 6-1 Cowboys, who survived without Dak Prescott on SNF to win their sixth straight game. Can the Broncos build on their win over Washington last week, or will the Cowboys keep their winning streak up?
Cooper Rush replaced the injured Dak Prescott for the SNF clash with the Vikings and was able to help his team overcome the loss of their franchise QB with a solid performance in a low-scoring but winning effort. The Cowboys will have their first choice passer back for this game, and that’s a huge boost for the Cowboys, who will be up against a Broncos defense that ranks 2nd in the NFL in points allowed per game, and inside the top-10 in both passing and rushing yards allowed per game.
The Denver Broncos snapped their 4-game losing streak with a gritty, low-scoring win over Washington in Week 8. The return of Jerry Jeudy makes this offense an undoubtedly more talented unit, but the loss of TE Noah Fant to the Reserve/COVID-19 list does put this offense at a massive disadvantage. Running Back’s Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon both have an important, if not huge, role to play within the offense, both are used in the passing game, as well as sharing the workload on the ground almost evenly.
We’re targeting both Denver RB’s for our best bet in this game. Javonte Williams has three or more receptions in five of his last six games, and whilst he only hauled in two passes last week, he was targeted four times which is his joint second-highest target total on the season. Melvin Gordon hasn’t had more than ten rushing attempts since Week 3, and in a game the Broncos are expected to play from behind in, I don’t expect him to be carrying the ball, nor the Broncos running the ball a ton.
Spread: Broncos +10.0
Game Prediction: Cowboys 27-21 Broncos
Best Bet: Javonte Williams over 2.5 Receptions & Melvin Gordon under 10.5 Rushing Attempts @ 17/10 with Bet365 Bet Builder. [0.5]