Last week was the first time all season the Cowboys could not see the ball on either side. The 16 points they scored and the 290 yards were both lows of the season in a 30-16 loss to the Broncos. With all the talent in Dallas, don’t expect the nasty problems to linger. The bigger concern is how easily Denver moves the ball. Dallas gave up 190 yards of charge and more than 41 minutes of possession. It was also the second week in a row Dallas didn’t sign up for a takeaway after scoring multiple points in its first six games. Perhaps an encounter with an inconsistent offense in Atlanta could get Dan Quinn’s defense back on track. The odds makers opened the Cowboys door as they loved the house heavily after their first loss against the odds.
But how about the Falcons? Arthur Smith has Atlanta on the right side of the NFC playoff boundary just nine weeks after his first year as head coach. Atlanta improved to 4-4 with a tense 27-25 win over the Saints. The Falcons led by 17 in the fourth quarter before New Orleans surged back for a late lead. But Matt Ryan linked up with Cordarrelle Patterson for 64 yards on the final shot to set up Younghoe Koo’s game winning goal when time ran out. A lot of pundits wanted Atlanta to pick up a quarterback soon in last year’s draft, but Ryan proved he still had something to offer.
Odds, Over/Under, Money Flow
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- Total move from 52 to 54.5
- 89% bet on total score
- 63% of Cowboys ML bet
- Cowboys are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games
- Cowboys are 5-1 ATS at home in their last 6 games
- Cowboys are 4-1 ATS favorites in their last 5 games
- The score above is 4-1 in Falcons games in their last 5 games
- The Falcons are 4-1 ATS against the Cowboys in their last 5 games
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