Cowboys Patriots Betting – Cowboys Travel To Foxborough To Challenge Patriots Sunday
One of the most highly anticipated matchups of the week will feature the Dallas Cowboys traveling north to face the New England Patriots in a battle of “America’s teams”. While the Cowboys broke in that title in the 90’s, it was the Patriots that earned it with three Super Bowl titles in four years at the beginning of the new millennium. Those days are gone now, but many of the key sports betting pieces still remain as New England looks to get back to the top.
Dallas Cowboys @ New England Patriots
Sunday October 16, 2011 – 4:15 PM ET
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
NFL Betting Lines: New England Patriots - 7
The Cowboys are eager just to get back on the field following the 34-30 loss to the Detroit Lions that preceded their bye week. Dallas was unable to put the Lions away in the second half and it cost the, and now they face an even tougher test this week.
NFL Betting Preview: Dallas Cowboys
Perhaps this will finally be the week that Cowboys’ head coach Jason Garrett leans heavily on his running back stable, with Felix Jones and Tashard Choice waiting patiently for a heavier workload. Jones was able to rest a nagging injury over the bye, and should be fresh to handle a ton of carries if necessary. Quarterback Tony Romo should also be feeling better with the extra week to rest his injured ribs, and Garrett is hoping that all of these players are back at full strength. The Cowboys’ defense will undoubtedly struggle to contain Tom Brady and the Patriots, with defensive coordinator Rob Ryan following up his brother’s best efforts. That leaves it on Romo and the offense to try and keep up.
NFL Betting Preview: New England Patriots
Every passing week makes the Patriots’ loss to the Buffalo Bills look more like an aberration, and after consecutive wins since the Patriots appear to have put it behind them. New England bounced back strong on the road against the Oakland Raiders before returning home to handle the New York Jets, and now look to add one more win to their run before heading in to the bye. While the Patriots’ defense is still a work in progress, the offense is firing on all cylinders with Brady leading the NFL in passing yards at 1874 through just five games.
NFL Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick
While the Cowboys should be better after a week off, they still won’t be able to stop or keep up with Brady and the Patriots’ offense on the road. Dallas fans would like to see more from the running game but it is on Garrett to give Jones and Choice more touches to let them prove their sports betting bonus abilities. How the Cowboys’ offense plays will determine how long Dallas is able to keep this one close, but in the end New England is just too strong at home.
NFL Betting Pick: New England Patriots