Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants Monday Night Football Betting Preview

Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants Monday Night Football Betting Preview

Tyler Vaysman
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The NFL Week 3 slate will conclude with Monday Night Football, in a game featuring NFC East rivals. The New York Giants are off to their best start in years, and they will host a Dallas Cowboys team that has shown resilience despite a key injury.

With the game virtually a pick 'em heading into the weekend, it is clear that things could go either way, as is expected whenever the Cowboys and Giants meet.

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Dallas Cowboys

Last week, the Dallas Cowboys got into the win column for the first time this season, upsetting the Cincinnati Bengals at home on a last-second field goal.

Of course, the reason this was upset in fact an upset is because Dallas is starting Cooper Rush at quarterback while Dak Prescott is out injured. This marked the second time in as many seasons that Rush has started in the place of Prescott and delivered a win.

For Rush to make it to 3-0 as a starter with a win over the Giants, the Cowboys will need more from their running game than they have been getting. Ezekiel Elliott led the Cowboys with 53 rushing yards against the Bengals last week.

If he and Tony Pollard cannot be more productive with their touches, Rush could experience his first loss as the Cowboys' starter, and the Cowboys could be 1-2 and two games back of the Giants by Tuesday morning.

New York Giants

For the first time in six years, the Giants have started their season with a 2-0 record. After beating the Tennessee Titans in Week 1, the Giants followed that up with a 19-16 win over the Carolina Panthers at home.

New York forced two Carolina turnovers in the first half and did just enough down the stretch to get a game-winning field goal from kicker Graham Gano, who has now gone seven games without missing a field goal for the Giants.

This week, the Giants face their biggest test of the young season so far against a Cowboys team that has been very tough on defense early in the year. Daniel Jones and the Giants' offense has averaged just 20 points per game on the season.

However, against the best defense they have faced to this point, the offense will need to avoid turning the ball over to give themselves a chance to stay unbeaten.

Keys To The Game

Dallas' biggest key to this game is going to be adjusting to life on the road. The Cowboys have played two straight games at home to start the season and split those matchups, losing to the Buccaneers before beating the Bengals. With a backup quarterback playing in primetime on the road, this will be a real test for the Cowboys.

On the Giants' side, running the football will be the key to their success above everything else. Saquon Barkley is averaging 118 yards per game on the ground so far this season but will need a performance more like his 164-yard game against the Titans than his 72-yard game against the Panthers this week.

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