Giants vs. Cowboys Point Spread: NFL Week 2 Odds, Prediction

Payton Matthews | Updated Sep 10, 2018

Saquon Barkley showed why he’s the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year favourite by scoring on a 68-yard run Sunday but the Giants lost 20-15 at home to Jacksonville.

AT
September 16, 2018, 8:20 PM ET
AT&T Stadium
Dallas
10-6
Pointspread +3 -120
Moneyline +120
Over / Under o +42.5

73%

Betting Action

27%

Pointspread -3 +100
Moneyline -140
Over / Under u +42.5

73%

Betting Action

27%

It seems like the Cowboys and Giants are shown on prime time every time they play, and that’s the case in Week 2 as Dallas has its home opener Sunday night vs. its NFC East rival.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Dallas Cowboys lead the all-time series against the New York Giants 64-46-2. One of those was a Giants playoff victory in January 2008.

Last year, Dallas swept the season series as the Giants were one of the NFL’s worst teams in 2017. The Cowboys won at home 19-3 on a Sunday night in Week 1. Dak Prescott threw for 268 yards and a touchdown, and Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 104 yards and added 36 more on five catches. Jason Witten caught seven passes for 59 yards and a score – the future Hall of Fame tight end is now in the ESPN booth for “Monday Night Football.”

The Giants were without star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. due to injury and were held to 233 yards. They rushed for only 35 yards on 12 carries but didn’t have electric rookie tailback Saquon Barkley like they do now. Dallas also won at the Giants in Week 14 30-10. Prescott threw three TDs in that one, one to Witten and one to Dez Bryant, who is also gone now. Elliott was suspended for that one. Eli Manning was picked off twice and was again without Beckham.

The teams have split the past 10 meetings overall in Dallas with the Giants holding a 5-4-1 ATS edge. The total has gone over in seven of those 10.

New York Giants

Barkley finished with 106 yards on 18 carries and two catches for 22 yards vs. one of the NFL’s top defences. Manning’s lone interception was costly as it was returned for a 32-yard touchdown by Jags linebacker Myles Jack for a 20-9 fourth-quarter lead. Manning was under siege all day; his offensive line was a major question mark entering the season.

Beckham Jr., now the NFL’s highest-paid receiver, had 11 catches for 111 yards but was kept out of the end zone. Manning overthrew him on what should have been two touchdowns. The Giants played without pass-rushing linebacker Olivier Vernon due to a high-ankle sprain. He had seven sacks last year.

Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys were 16-8 losers at Carolina and they sure appeared to miss both Bryant and Witten as Prescott threw for only 170 yards. It was the seventh time in his past nine games that Prescott, the 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, threw for fewer than 200 yards. Only one Cowboy, Cole Beasley, had more than 27 yards receiving. Dallas, which hasn’t scored a first-half touchdown since Week 15 last year, was 2-for-11 on third down. Elliott rushed for 69 yards and a touchdown.

Defensive end Randy Gregory left with a concussion and there’s talk he might be facing a very lengthy suspension for allegedly violating the league’s substance abuse policy again. He was suspended all of last year.

Giants vs. Cowboys Prediction

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