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NFC East Matchup Has Cowboys as MNF Favorites

The Dallas Cowboys face the Giants on Sunday.

The Dallas Cowboys are looking to maintain their narrow lead on the NFC East standings when they battle the New York Giants on Monday Night Football. NFL odds open the Cowboys as 7-point road favorites.

Dallas enjoyed a bye week last weekend after posting a decisive 37-10 win over division rival Philadelphia as 3-point faves in Week 7, holding a slim half-game lead over the Eagles in the standings.

The Cowboys’ victory over Philadelphia was right on time. “America’s Team” was on a three-game losing streak and fans/media were once again calling for the job of head coach Jason Garrett. But they’re not out of the dog-house yet, they’re just -130 favorites take the NFC East over Philly

Their struggles have really shown on the road and against the spread. Dallas is riding a two-game losing streak straight-up and are just 4-8 SU since the 2018 season. Against the spread, they’re 4-16 ATS in their past 20 games as road favorites of seven points or more. However, the Dallas offense has been able to rack up big point totals scoring an average of 33.5 points per game in their four wins, and a respectable 24.2 points per game one the road. The elite scoring has them at 4-1 totals betting.

Dallas has also proven to be a reliable bet in recent road appearances on Monday Night Football, posting SU wins in seven of the team’s past eight. However, the Cowboys claimed victory by more than four points in just one of those contests, a 28-17 victory in Arizona in September 2017.

Giants Ride Losing Streak into Underdog Contest

The good news for the Cowboys is that they’re facing the New York Giants. At just 2-6 on the season the Giants bad – before and after Eli Manning. But there is hope for the future.

Last week rookie QB Daniel Jones posted four touchdowns in a 31-26 loss to the Detroit Lions, helping the Giants cover as 6.5-point underdogs.

Their main struggles have been on defense, giving up 30.25 points per game in their last four losses. That said, they haven’t exactly been consistent on offense either, scoring 17 or fewer four times this season.

Will they be ready for primetime? With just five wins in 17 primetime games since October 2015, don’t hold your breath. It doesn’t help that the Giants have struggled versus Dallas, losing five straight, including two at home.

Despite those dismal trends, the Giants have managed to keep it close in recent dates with Dallas, losing by more than a touchdown just once in their past seven matchups.

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