Cowboys vs Giants: Odds, Spread, Preview: NFL Week 3 Predictions

Cowboys vs Giants Week 3 matchup preview and current betting lines

Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants don’t like each other. It doesn’t matter if it’s Week One or a postseason berth is on the line; these two teams hate each other’s guts and will take a postseason-like approach in every single meeting.

The NFC East always seems up for grabs, and even though not many people had faith in these teams, they won’t want to concede an inch in the race for the division. Also, it’s been a while since the Giants were on top of the East, so they definitely have this game marked on their calendar.

Both teams are coming off close and borderline surprising wins. Now, they’ll look to follow up that impressive effort with a primetime clash at MetLife Stadium. But, who’ll prevail? Let’s dig deep into this matchup and break it down.

Players to watch:

Cooper Rush: There’s no way Cooper Rush takes over Dak Prescott once he’s ready to come back. However, this could be a solid audition to get another gig somewhere else. He threw for 235 yards and one score in his first NFL start.

Saquon Barkley: Saquon Barkley was an unstoppable force in Week One but couldn’t replicate that success vs. the Carolina Panthers. He’ll now face a beatable run defense, so it’ll be interesting to see what version of him we’ll get on Monday Night Football.

Week 3 Predictions: NFL Bet of the week on Cowboys vs Giants

Giants -3

The opening Cowboys vs Giants spread has the home team favored by a field goal, which we believe it’s right on point. Brian Daboll’s team has fought hard in back-to-back weeks; their defense has bent but not broken, and their offense has been efficient enough to get the job done.

Daniel Jones is no superstar by any means, but they still have a revamped defense and one of the best RBs in the game. The Cowboys got a big break vs. a subpar Bengals’ OL, but they may not get to Danny Dimes as easily, and Rush could struggle vs. their defense.

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Over 39.5

The Cowboys vs Giants odds have this game sitting at just 39.5 points. We get it, the Giants take a run-heavy offensive approach, and the Cowboys would be wise to do the same and feed Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard. But this is still way too low for a divisional matchup.

While we don’t expect this to be a shootout by any means, one can’t rule out a  23-17 kind of game that takes it over. These teams know each other pretty well and won’t hesitate to make a statement against a lifelong foe.

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Frequently asked questions about Cowboys vs Giants

The Dallas Cowboys have 71 wins, 46 losses, and 2 ties vs. the New York Giants.

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They last met on December 19th, 2021 and the Cowboys won 21-6.

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