Cowboys vs. Browns: NFL Betting Preview – October 4, 2020

Posted By Staff on September 30, 2020 - Last Updated on October 2, 2020

The Dallas Cowboys (1-2) are four-point favorites Sunday against the Cleveland Browns (2-1) at AT&T Stadium. The game has an over/under of 55.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 2. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings.com.

Betting Information

Total Facts

  • The points total average for Cowboys games this season is 61.7 – 6.7 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • Browns games average 54.3 total points– 0.7 fewer than the total for this matchup.
  • Dallas and its opponents have combined to score more than 55 twice this year (66.7% of matchups).
  • In one game this season, the Browns have combined with their opponents to go over 55 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 54.3 points per contest, 0.7 fewer than the total for this matchup.
  • The Cowboys are the eighth-highest scoring team in the NFL this year. The Browns have scored the 18th-most points.
  • These two teams allow a combined 61.6 points per game– 6.6 higher than the total for this matchup.
  • Cleveland has surrendered the 13th most points in NFL play this season, while Dallas has given up the third most.

Cowboys Betting Insights

  • Dallas’ games have hit the over two out of three times this season.
  • Dallas is 0-3 against the spread this season.

Browns Betting Insights

  • Cleveland has compiled a losing 1-2 record against the spread this season.
  • The Browns are 1-1 ATS when an underdog by at least 4.5 points.
  • Cleveland’s games have hit the over in two out of three opportunities this season (66.7%).

Cowboys vs Browns: Last 5 Meetings

  • In the past five meetings, Dallas has a 4-1 record against Cleveland.
  • Dallas has outscored Cleveland 119 points to 71 in the past five games.
Cowboys vs Browns: Last Five Meetings
Date Home Team Total Yards Result
11/6/2016 Browns 423-222 DAL 35-10 DAL
11/18/2012 Cowboys 320-311 DAL 23-20 DAL
9/7/2008 Browns 28-10 DAL
9/19/2004 Cowboys 19-12 DAL
12/10/1994 Cowboys 19-14 CLE

When the Cowboys Have the Ball

  • The Cowboys average points scored this season (29.3) and the Browns points allowed (29.3) are exactly the same.
  • When they hit their scoring average (29.3), Dallas is 1-1 and 0-2 against the spread.
  • When the Cleveland defense allows 29.3 points or fewer this year, the Browns are 1-0 overall and a 1-0 against the spread.
  • The Cowboys hold a 144.4-yard advantage in total yards gained versus total yards allowed compared to the Browns defense this season (490.7 to 346.3).
  • The Cowboys average 6.4 yards per play while the Browns give up 5 per play.
  • In contests where Dallas reaches their average yard output this season, they are 0-2 against the spread and 1-1 overall.
  • When the Cleveland defense allows less than their season average for total yards this season they are 1-0 against the spread and 1-0 overall.
  • The Cowboys average 107.3 yards per game on the ground this season– 14.6 yards more than the Browns allow to opposing rushing attacks (92.7).
  • When Dallas rushes for at least their season average this season, the Cowboys are 1-1 overall, but 0-2 against the spread.
  • This season, when the Cleveland defense allows less than 92.7 yards on the ground, they are 0-1 against the spread and 1-0 overall.
  • This season, the Browns force an average of 2.3 turnovers per game, compared to the two turnovers the Cowboys average.
  • In games where they turn the football over 2 times or fewer this season, Dallas is 0-1 overall and 0-1 against the spread.
  • Cleveland is 1-0 against the spread and 1-0 overall this season when they force at least 2.3 turnovers in a game.

When the Browns Have the Ball

  • The Browns put up 25 points per game– 7.3 fewer than the Cowboys allow per outing (32.3).
  • Cleveland is 1-1 against the spread and 2-0 overall when the team puts up at least 25 points.
  • This season, Dallas has a 0-2 record against the spread and a 1-1 record overall in games when it holds opponents to 29.3 or fewer points.
  • The Browns average 58 fewer yards per game (346.7), than the Cowboys give up per matchup (404.7). On average, the Browns pick up 5.5 yards per play, while the Cowboys give up 5.7 per play.
  • Dallas has a 0-1 record ATS and a 1-0 record overall when holding its opponents to 404.7 yards or less.
  • This season, the Browns average 42.6 more rushing yards per game (170.3) than the Cowboys allow (127.7).
  • When Cleveland runs for at least 170.3 yards, they’ve compiled a 0-1 ATS record and a 1-0 record overall.
  • This season, Dallas is 0-2 against the spread and 1-1 overall when holding opponents to 127.7 rushing yards or less.
  • The Browns turn the ball over 1.3 times per game– 0.6 more than the 0.7 turnovers the Cowboys force on average.
  • Cleveland is 1-1 against the spread and 2-0 overall when they turn the ball over 1.3 or fewer times.
  • This season, Dallas is 0-2 against the spread and 0-2 overall when they force at least one turnover.

Cowboys Players to Watch

  • Dak Prescott leads the NFL in yardage with 1,188 passing yards (396 per game), five touchdowns, and two interceptions while completing 67.1% of his attempts (96-of-143) through three games. He also has 74 rushing yards on 14 carries with three touchdowns, averaging 24.7 yards per game.
  • Ezekiel Elliott has 219 yards on 58 carries (73 yards per game), while scoring three touchdowns. He also averages 29.3 receiving yards per game, grabbing 15 passes for 88 yards and one touchdown.
  • Amari Cooper has caught 25 passes for 267 yards and no touchdowns. He has been targeted 35 times and averages 89 yards per game over three outings.
  • Michael Gallup adds 246 yards on 11 catches and a touchdown. He has been targeted 19 times and averages 82 receiving yards per game over the course of three matchups this year.
  • Rookie CeeDee Lamb has caught 16 passes on 21 targets for 230 yards, averaging 76.7 yards per game.
  • Aldon Smith leads the Cowboys with four sacks, while adding three TFL and 20 tackles.
  • Jaylon Smith has totaled 32 tackles and a TFL.

Browns Players to Watch

  • This year, Baker Mayfield has recorded 564 passing yards (188.0 yards per game) while going 53-for-85 (62.4%) and throwing five touchdowns and two interceptions in three games.
  • Nick Chubb leads Cleveland with 51 attempts for 292 rushing yards (97.3 yards per game) and four touchdowns in three games.
  • Kareem Hunt has 204 rushing yards on 39 carries (68 yards per game) and a touchdown on the ground over the course of three games in 2020.
  • This season, Odell Beckham Jr. has 11 catches (22 targets) and leads the team with 155 yards (51.7 per game). He’s scored one touchdown in three games.
  • Jarvis Landry has caught 12 passes for 143 yards. He puts up 47.7 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 13 times.
  • Austin Hooper adds 62 yards on seven passes with zero touchdowns in 2020, averaging 20.7 yards per game on 10 targets in his first year with the Browns.
  • Myles Garrett has three sacks, one TFL, and eight tackles over three games.
  • Andrew Sendejo leads the team with 19 tackles in 2020.
  • Malcolm Smith has one interception, 12 tackles, and one pass defended three in games this season.

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