Giants vs. Cowboys SNF Preview: Best NFL Week 1 Betting Site Odds, Promos
The Dallas Cowboys (0-0) visit the New York Giants (0-0) for a primetime showdown among NFC East odds at 8:20 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 10. Cowboys odds show Dallas is a spread favorite and on the moneyline, with Giants odds at as the best price for New York to win across sports betting sites. The point total for Giants vs. Cowboys odds is set at .
In this article, we break down everything you need to know before placing a bet on Giants vs. Cowboys odds.
Giants vs. COWBOYS Betting Odds
Giants vs. Cowboys Props
CeeDee Lamb: Anytime TD Scorer
CeeDee Lamb dominated this divisional matchup last season, with 14 receptions, 193 yards, and one touchdown over two starts against Big Blue. Cooper Rush was at the helm of the Cowboys’ offense in their first meeting at MetLife Stadium in 2022, and Lamb still managed to find the end zone. With a healthy Dak Prescott under center in Week 1, that only helps the case for Lamb’s touchdown upside.
The New York Giants secondary unit has not made a notable improvement since last year, and their two starting rookie corners Deonte Banks and Tre Hawkins III will draw a tough assignment in Lamb in their pro debuts. The Cowboys’ undersized backfield against the Giants’ stout defensive front should also encourage more activity from the Cowboys’ passing game inside the red zone, where Lamb will be Prescott’s No. 1 target.
Darius Slayton: Under 32.5 Receiving Yards
A lousy 2022 New York Giants receiving corps may have inflated Darius Slayton’s value leading into the new season, as the lack of other healthy options led to Slayton leading the team with a measly 724 receiving yards.
In 2023, Daniel Jones will start with a plethora of options at his disposal. Slayton will be far from the WR1 on this retooled roster. New additions Darren Waller, Paris Campbell, and Jaylin Hyatt should join Isaiah Hodgins as primary targets ahead of Slayton. Daniel Bellinger, Wan’Dale Robinson (questionable), and Sterling Shepard will further dilute the target opportunities for Slayton.
While Slayton remains a deep ball threat, rookie third-round pick Jaylin Hyatt looked impressive in the pre-season and will compete with him for downfield targets. The Cowboys have a significant edge in the trenches in this matchup, headlined by their stout pass rush of Micah Parsons and DeMarcus Lawrence. That should give Jones less time to look downfield, where Slayton has primarily been targeted.
Giants vs. Cowboys Player Props
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giants vs. cowboys weather
Keep a close eye on how the weather forecast progresses throughout the week. As of this writing, the forecast in East Rutherford, N.J. calls for temperatures in the high 60s — with an 80% chance of rain and a chance of scattered thunderstorms. Forecasted winds are low at just 5 mph, but the rain will be worth monitoring as we get closer to kickoff on Sunday evening.
giants vs. COWBOYS Injury Report
Teams finalize their injury reports two days before a game and note if a player is questionable, doubtful, or out. Practice involvement is also logged throughout the week. Here is the Cowboys and Giants’ injury report, respectively.
Starters On The Injury Report
The aforementioned Robinson is the lone impact player on the Giants side on the injury report, listed as questionable with a knee injury as of Thursday. As for the Cowboys, starting safety Donovan Wilson and left guard Tyler Smith are both listed as questionable. The Cowboys are optimistic Smith will be ready to go while Wilson’s status is still unclear.
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giants Offense vs. cowboys Defense
The Giants made a commitment to — Jones in the offseason, both with his contract extension and added resources around him. In their second year under 2022 NFL Coach of the Year winner Brian Daboll, the receiving corps will see a notable upgrade with the additions of Waller, Campbell, and Hyatt. New York also addressed its protection by drafting center John Michael Schmitz Jr. in the second round.
While the Giants’ offense line also features standout left tackle Andrew Thomas, who is the league’s third-rated left tackle (per Pro Football Focus), this matchup will ultimately come down to how the rest of this unit stands up against the Cowboys’ pass rush. Thomas Thomas vs. Parsons will be one of the premiere matchups to watch for.
On the other side, Lawrence looks poised to wreak havoc against Evan Neal, who ranked No. 80 among 81 graded right tackles. The Cowboys have a clear-cut advantage in the trenches, and they project to apply pressure early and often to Jones.
cowboys Offense vs. giants Defense
Tony Pollard’s ascent to three-down workhorse was the biggest storyline of Dallas’ offseason. The Ezekiel Elliot era has officially come to an end. The strength of the Giants’ defense comes from their front four via Kayvon Thibodeaux, Leonard Williams, Dexter Lawrence, and Azeez Ojulari. This group should neutralize opponents on the ground — in theory.
The Giants’ secondary, however, offers a few more question marks this season. Banks and Hawkins will see plenty of action in their pro debuts, which is a matchup the Cowboys will aim to exploit. Prescott is healthy to begin the campaign. He also has a new weapon in Brandin Cooks at his disposal to pair with CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup. There is plenty of firepower in this offense, so it’s easy to see why they’ve opened the season as a top-six favorite among Super Bowl odds.
Reasons To Bet The OVER/Under
In the Giants and Cowboys two meetings last season, the point total reached 39 and 48. With both offenses seemingly improved year-over-year, it’s understandably ballooned to 46.
The biggest variable since last season is the Cowboys’ shift at offensive coordinator. They Brian Schottenheimer to replace Kellen Moore. Philosophically, Schottenheimer’s offenses have been proven to establish the run, which means more conservative play-calling could be — juxtaposed with Moore’s previous pass-heavy approach.
Similarly, Daboll has shown a preference for the ground game. It would make sense for the Giants to get their best offensive weapon in All-Pro tailback Saquon Barkley as many touches as possible.
If both offenses favor the run game, and the forecasted thundershowers hold up, I lean towards the under while these new units get their footing in Week 1.
The Cowboys seem to have a greater talent advantage on both sides of the football than the spread would suggest. A road primetime game against a division rival is a daunting start to the season. However, Dallas managed to clear New York by a touchdown at MetLife Stadium on Monday night last year. Keep in mind that was with Rush at the helm.
I haven’t placed any bets on this game just yet, but would certainly lean towards the Cowboys covering the spread at the current odds. With the Cowboys’ positional advantage — both the trenches and at wide receiver — Dallas player prop overs in sacks and receiving yards may be worth consideration as well for Giants vs. Cowboys odds.
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