New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys prediction and odds

The Dallas Cowboys will be on the road in Week 1 with a date against their NFC East rival, the New York Giants. Dak Prescott will be looking to prove he can lead the Cowboys on a deep run in the postseason, while Daniel Jones must prove that he is worthy of the $160 million contract extension he signed during the offseason.

New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys
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New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys – game predictions

The Cowboys are a 3-point road favorite with a total of 45.5 points. The spread has moved down from Cowboys -3.5, but Dallas should be able to shut down the Giants running game and use several big plays on offense to start the season on a winning note.

Prediction 1: Cowboys -3 @ -115 (1.87)

Dallas and New York played two close games last year, mainly because of poor quarterback play from Prescott and backup Cooper Rush. The Cowboys have an impressive group of offensive playmakers in Tony Pollard, CeeDee Lamb, Brandin Cooks, and Michael Gallup. Defensive Player of the Year runner-up Micah Parsons headlines a top-5 defensive unit. The Giants will go as far as running back Saquon Barkley takes them. Look for Dallas to neutralize the former Penn State standout and force Jones to beat them through the air. The Cowboys will cover the spread and open the season with a resounding victory.

Prediction 2: Brandin Cooks anytime touchdown scorer @ +155 (2.55)

Cooks posted a pair of touchdown receptions in his final three games with the Houston Texans last season and now finds himself the third or fourth option in an explosive Dallas offense. The speedster is a vertical threat that will have several opportunities to turn in a big play or two. The Giants’ top priorities will be stopping Pollard and Lamb, which will open the door for Cooks to reach the end zone in his first game with the Cowboys.

Giants vs Cowboys preview – Can the Giants slow down the Cowboys’ offense?

The Cowboys rushed for nearly 170 yards and scored 28 points in their last meeting despite a pair of interceptions from Prescott. New York will struggle to contain the Cowboys’ vast arsenal of offensive weapons in an embarrassing Week 1 setback.

New York Giants form, news and injuries

The Giants made great strides under first-year head coach Brian Daboll last season with a 9-7-1 record and a playoff win over the Minnesota Vikings. The signing of Jones to a $40 million annual salary while low-balling Barkley will have adverse effects if Jones continues to be an average quarterback.

New York Giants injury report

• WR Wan’Dale Robinson (knee) is doubtful
• TE Darren Waller (hamstring) is questionable

Dallas Cowboys form, news and injuries

After finishing 12-5 last year, the Cowboys have their sights set on winning their first Super Bowl in nearly three decades. Dallas is one of the few teams that match up well with the Eagles and will once again trot out a high-octane offense and one of the league’s top defensive units.

Dallas Cowboys injury report

• OL Tyler Smith (hamstring) is doubtful
• DE Sam Williams (foot) is questionable

Giants vs Cowboys head to head record

The Cowboys lead the all-time series 73-47-2 and have won the last four meetings:

• 2022: Cowboys won 28-20 in Dallas
• 2022: Cowboys won 23-16 in New York
• 2021: Cowboys won 21-6 in New York
• 2021: Cowboys won 44-20 in Dallas
• 2021: Giants won 23-19 in New York

Key match details

Date & Time: Sunday, September 10, 2023, 08:20 p.m. ET
Venue: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey
Where to watch match in UK: Sky Sports (TV), fuboTV, or other live stream

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