Cowboys vs. Saints Point Spread: NFL Predictions, Week 4 Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Sep 24, 2019

Zeke Elliott, Dallas Cowboys, 2019

Dallas is one of eight undefeated teams entering week four, but are 1-5 against the spread in its past six trips to New Orleans.

Dallas
8-8
AT
September 29, 2019, 8:20 PM ET
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Pointspread -2.5 -115
Moneyline -154
Over / Under o +47.5

75%

Betting Action

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Pointspread +2.5 -105
Moneyline +128
Over / Under u +47.5

75%

Betting Action

25%

Would have been one of the best Sunday night matchups of the season in Week 4 with the Dallas Cowboys visiting the New Orleans Saints, but it loses a lot of luster with a certain future Hall of Fame quarterback sidelined. The Saints aren’t underdogs at home often but are here.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

One could have easily convinced this writer that Sunday night’s matchup between the Cowboys and Saints from New Orleans would have been an NFC Championship Game preview. Both teams won their respective divisions last year and of course the Saints reached the NFC title game but lost in controversial fashion to the Los Angeles Rams.

Not saying the Cowboys and Saints won’t make it to that game in January, but New Orleans’ task is a lot tougher now after losing superstar quarterback Drew Brees – arguably the best regular-season QB in NFL history – to a thumb injury in Week 2. That required surgery and will knock Brees out anywhere from 6-8 weeks. What kind of shape will the Saints be in by the time he returns? And what if backup/new starter Teddy Bridgewater were to go down?

One of the highest-rated and most-wagered games of the entire 2018 regular season was Week 13 in Dallas when the Saints were on a 10-game winning streak but were upset 13-10 – easily the fewest points New Orleans scored all year. The Saints had just 176 yards and were shut out in the first half. The only touchdown was a Zeke Elliott 16-yard reception from Dak Prescott late in the first quarter.

Dallas is 1-5 ATS in its past six trips to the Big Easy.

Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys might be the NFC’s best team in the early going and already have a two-game lead in the NFC East after winning 31-6 over hapless Miami on Sunday. Prescott threw for 246 yard and two scores while running for another TD, and both Elliott (125 yards) and rookie Tony Pollard (103) rushed for at least 100 yards. Amari Cooper caught both of Prescott’s TD throws. The Cowboys are 3-0 for the first time since 2008. Good-looking young receiver Michael Gallup missed the game with a meniscus injury and is out at least one more week. Dallas is 7-3 ATS in its past 10 after a win.

New Orleans Saints

The Saints were upset winners in their first game without Brees on Sunday, 33-27 in Seattle. Bridgewater threw for 177 yard and two scores, and New Orleans scored on both special teams and defence. it was the Seahawks’ first home loss in September during the Pete Carroll era. They had been 15-0. Alvin Kamara rushed for a touchdown and caught a TD pass. Receiver Tre’Quan Smith missed it with an ankle injury and defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins still has yet to debut in 2019 off an Achilles injury suffered late last season. The Saints are 0-6 ATS in their past six after a win.

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