By Adam Thompson | | 6 mins
Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants Odds, Best Bets & Picks
Longtime rivals with something to prove face off on Monday Night Football when Daniel Jones and the New York Giants host Cooper Rush and the Dallas Cowboys.
Jones and the Giants are off to a 2-0 start with wins over the Titans and Panthers. Dallas is still without Dak Prescott, but the team rallied around Rush in a 20-17 win over the AFC champion Bengals in Week 2. A win here in this NFC East matchup could loom large down the road.
Bookies.com NFL handicapper Adam Thompson – who has hit on a whopping 62-64% of his NFL predictions three years running – reveals his best bets for the Cowboys vs. Giants showdown at MetLife Stadium.
Cowboys vs. Giants Point Spread Picks
Cooper Rush isn’t terrible and he has a strong run game for support. Granted, the team scored only 20 points, but it was a win against the AFC champion Bengals. The Giants are 2-0 but both games were last-second squeakers against teams that remain winless.
New York’s defense could have as many as four starters out, and it hasn’t been great against the run. That’s good news for what Dallas hopes to do. A one-dimensional Giants offense doesn’t have any great advantages here. Take the Cowboys to cover on the road for your best bets.
Cowboys vs. Giants Over/Under Picks
The 39-point total at top sportsbooks is a low one, to be sure. But neither Cowboys game has hit this threshold, and Giants games have finished at 41 and 35, and the former took a last-second TD and two-point conversion to get there.
There are reasons to distrust both teams when they have the ball. That each team will aim to use the run to set up the pass suggests some serious clock-bleeding. Lean toward the Under on MNF, but don’t bet the farm on it.
Cowboys vs. Giants Moneyline Best Bets
New York is -115 on the moneyline, Dallas has NFL odds this week of -105. Two trends do not favor the Giants here. For one, the opponent is the Cowboys. Dallas has beaten New York in nine of the last 10 meetings. Also, the game is on Monday night, a timeslot in which the Giants have lost six straight.
New York has played well enough to win but not enough to garner confidence that the run continues. Rush has just two career starts, but he’s won both of them. The moneyline on the Cowboys is the play for your Dallas vs. New York best bets, if you don’t want the one-point insurance.
Best Cowboys vs. Giants Player Props
Cooper Rush, Longest Pass Over 33.5 Yards
Rush has only had two starts to his career. But his long completion in those games were 46 and 73. One other game, he was only 2-for-3 in relief and had a 64-yarder. He likes to take those opportunities. The Giants rank fifth in pass yards allowed but gave up longer hauls to Ryan Tannehill and Baker Mayfield. Rush will go for it. Secure the best odds for this prop at BetMGM.
Saquon Barkley, Under 76.5 Rushing Yards
Saquon Barkley’s production was cut from 194 total yards in Week 1 to 88 in Week 2 with the same amount of touches. His rushing yards were sliced in half to 72. The last three games vs. Dallas he’s amassed 77 rushing yards on 2.5 yards per carry. The Cowboys have been successful taking Saquon out of games and forcing Daniel Jones to beat them. Look for a similar plan on MNF. Get these near-even odds at DraftKings.