Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys Betting Preview


Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys Betting Preview

Week 6 of the NFL season ends with two Monday night games, and the nightcap will be intriguing as the Arizona Cardinals (3-2) travel to face the Dallas Cowboys (2-3). The line has moved in Arizona’s favor all week after the gruesome injury suffered by Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott in last week’s game.

This Monday game kicks off at 8:15 p.m. ET at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and will be televised by ESPN.

Historically, the Cowboys have dominated this series with a 56-32-1 record that included two games a season when the Cardinals were in the NFC East. They last played in 2017 when the Cowboys won on the road 28-17. Arizona has won four of the last five, including a 28-17 win in Dallas in 2014.

Arizona Cardinals Betting Outlook: Go After Dalton

In betting with us at , Arizona is 3-2 ATS this season, and the under is 5-0 in their games. The Cardinals are 10th in the NFL in total yards (395.4 yards per game), 16th in scoring (25.6 points per game) and sixth in rushing yards (141 yards per game).

The defense ranks fifth in scoring (20.4 points per game), fifth in passing defense (222.4 yards per game) and 10th in total yards (346.6 yards per game).

In Sunday’s 30-10 blowout of the New York Jets, quarterback Kyler Murray threw for 380 yards on 27-of-37 passing with one touchdown and one interception. He should have a big day against a Dallas defense that allows over 400 total yards per game. On the season, Murray has thrown for 1,299 yards with eight touchdowns and six interceptions.

Running back Kenyan Drake had 60 yards on 18 carries, Chase Edmonds had 36 yards on three carries, and Murray had 31 yards as each scored a touchdown. Arizona ran for 127 yards last week and now faces a defense that allows 156 yards per game. Drake has 314 yards and two touchdowns on the season, while Murray has 296 yards and five scores.

Murray spread the ball around to nine different receivers Sunday, with DeAndre Hopkins catching six passes for 131 yards and one score. Wide receiver Christian Kirk finally got going with five catches for 78 yards. Hopkins leads the way with 45 catches for 428 yards on the season.

Dallas Cowboys Betting Outlook: Run the Ball

So far this season at , the Cowboys are 2-3 ATS, and the over is 4-1 in their five games. The offense will be in flux with Andy Dalton taking over for Prescott, but so far, the Cowboys rank first in the NFL in total yards (488 yards per game) and passing yards (381.4 yards per game) while ranking third in scoring (32.6 points per game) and 19th in rushing (106.6 yards per game).

The defense has really struggled, ranking dead last in points allowed (36.0 points per game), 27th in total yards (404.4 yards per game), 20th against the pass (248.6 yards per game) and 28th against the run.

Prescott was off to an MVP-caliber season with 1,856 passing yards and nine touchdowns before his season-ending injury on Sunday. Dalton took over and completed 9-of-11 passes for 111 yards and will have pressure to keep the offense going. Dallas can help him by turning to the run game more than they have so far under first-year coach Mike McCarthy.

In the win over the New York Giants, running back Ezekiel Elliott ran 19 times for 91 yards with two touchdowns. Elliott has 364 yards on the season with five touchdowns with a 4.1-yard average per rush. He is on pace for a career-low in carries and yards in what has been a pass-first offense under McCarthy.

Rookie wide receiver CeeDee Lamb was a monster on Sunday with eight catches for 124 yards, while wide receiver Michael Gallup had four catches for 73 yards. On the season, Lamb has 29 catches for 433 yards, while wide receiver Amari Cooper has 39 catches for 424 yards.

Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys NFL Betting Preview

Head to our favorite pay per head bookie site at  where you can find Arizona -2 with a total of 55 points. The Cowboys are +110 on the moneyline to pull a home upset.

Betting Analysis

The Cowboys have covered two of three home games this season with about 25% attendance. Playing without Prescott is hard enough but going to Dalton against a top five defense against the pass is even harder. Look for the Cardinals to light up a struggling Dallas defense, and Dalton and Elliott will have to keep up.

Free Pick: Arizona Cardinals -2 (-110)