Cowboys Giants Betting – Cowboys Back On Broadway With A New Man In Charge
After re-affirming several times his intention to allow Wade Phillips to keep his position as the team’s head coach through the remainder of this season, a five-game slide forced Dallas Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones to finally relent and concede to that a change was necessary for the organization. The Cowboys will have a new head coach when they travel to take on the New York Giants this Sunday, with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett finally stepping up to take over as the team’s leading man.
NFL Betting: Dallas Cowboys @ New York Giants
Online Sports Betting Odds: New York - 14
Groomed for several years by Jones to eventually take over as coach, Garrett was handed the role on an interim basis heading in to week 10 of the NFL season. Fans have watched as a team that many projected would be a contender for the 2011 Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium has fallen out of contention at the midseason mark. Meanwhile, the Giants have won five straight to rise to 6-2, the best mark in the NFC.
Why To Bet On The Cowboys?
The biggest problem cited under Phillips was a lack of discipline, and it will be interesting to see how the team responds to appointment of Garrett as the new bench boss. Although he has garnered a reputation as one of the game’s top offensive minds, Garrett is just 44-years old and has no experience as a head coach, and is being looked to in order to establish a more disciplined approach throughout the roster. Dallas had no answer for the Giants’ power-running game when they allowed 41 points the first time these teams met, and will need its front seven to come up with a much more complete effort. The Cowboys’ offense managed just a touchdown in Sunday night’s loss to the Green Bay Packers, and will need to find some sort of rhythm without franchise quarterback Tony Romo.
Why To Bet On The Giants?
New York has scored 41 points in consecutive wins heading in to this Sunday. With a balanced attack that features the seventh-ranked passing game is third in rushing, the Giants have found a way to keep betting opponents guessing with the same style they implemented when the franchise won the Super Bowl three years ago. New York is even better on defense, where a revitalized defensive line has helped lead them to the second-best pass and rush units. The Giants need to get pressure on Kitna early and often to prevent the Cowboys from moving the ball, while pounding away on offense before going over the top.
How The Game Will Play Out
The reason Jones changed his mind about retaining Phillips was the severe lack of discipline he saw in his players in the loss to Green Bay, where it seemed as though his team had given up. Jones will be no happier this week, after the Giants’ defense swarms and forced Dallas to their sixth straight football betting loss, while New York wins its sixth straight to stay atop the NFC.
Cowboys Giants Betting Pick: Giants