The Dallas (6-2 SU, 7-1 ATS) has failed to cover the spread for the first time this season, losing last Sunday’s game outright as a double-digit home favorite. When the Cowboys travel to Atlanta (4-4, 4-4), they’ll try to bounce back after consecutive victories and covers on the road.
Atlanta Falcons vs Dallas Cowboys Betting Odds & Line Movement
The two teams last met in March, and bettors are expecting another high-scoring game this time around. The total had risen to as much as 54.5 at GTBETS Sportsbook.
Notes On The Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons still can’t hang on to leads in the fourth quarter, but they are doing better. They had a 24-6 lead and then the Saints came back with a field goal in the last minutes of the game. The Falcons answered with their own field goal and won their third game of four games.
Cordarrelle Patterson made a catch for 64 yards that led to the winning drive. He had six catches and he scored on them all. Running backs often get catches and touchdowns as well as rushing touchdowns, but Cordarrelle has been able to do those things with catching passes too.
Atlanta did not run very well. The Falcons did not get many yards and averaged 3.4 yards per carry this season so far. That is one of the reasons they can’t keep other teams from scoring by running the clock out quickly, and it could cost them if they don’t control the ball better against Dallas on Sunday night.
Notes On The Dallas Cowboys
Dak Prescott came back from a hurt leg last week, but the Cowboys had their worst game of the season. Dak only completed six of his first 19 passes, and Dallas didn’t score until five minutes remained. But Dak said that his injury was not the cause for this performance.
Ezekiel Elliott might be hurt. He has a sore knee and he limps off the field when Dallas is losing by 30 points.
If Elliott is injured this week, you might want to think about playing Tony Pollard. He can be a productive player for your fantasy team and he is cheaper than some others.
Will The Atlanta Falcons Cover The Pointspread?
The Falcon’s have won and covered three games on the road, and each of their last six games have been decided by a single possession. And in four of their last five games, they scored at least 27 points.
Will The Dallas Cowboys Cover The Spread?
Before last week, when they lost to the Denver Broncos, the Dallas Cowboys had scored at least 35 points in each of Dak Prescott’s last eight games at home. They were also 5-0 SU and ATS in their last five games at AT&T Stadium. It seems like they will have a better game this week.