With the Dallas Cowboys looking to rebound from a horrific, injury-filled four-win season, pro football bettors across the globe need to know which games are ‘must-bet’ affairs for the Boys in 2016.
Thankfully, this killer NFL betting guide on Dallas as they get set for the upcoming campaign will highlight the handful of games that I believe are must-bet matchups.
Okay, let’s get started with the Cowboys’ Week 1 opener against NFC East divisional rival New York.
Analyzing The 2016 NFL Expert Predictions For The Dallas Cowboys
New York Giants at Dallas (-4)
Analysis: Dallas Cowboys has won three straight (2-1 ATS) at home and five of the last six meetings against New York overall. More importantly, the Boys know this is a huge divisional home date against a Giants team that is not superior to them in any way, except maybe offensively. I love rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott and I believe his addition – and the return of franchise quarterback Tony Romo – will help the Cowboys rebound in a big way in 2016. Dallas wins and covers the NFL betting line!
The Pick: Dallas 31 New York 24
Dallas (PK) at Washington
The ‘Boys lost at home against their longtime division rivals but have beaten the Redskins three straight times in the nation’s capitol ad four times in the last six meetings overall. This time around, I’m going to urge you to back the revamped Skins to get the narrow home win and ATS cover as they go all out to make a statement to their longtime adversaries. Make no mistake about it people, this is a must-bet matchup every time these two teams meet!
The Pick: Washington 28 Dallas 27
Chicago Bears at Dallas (-6)
Analysis: The Cowboys snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Chicago 41-28 in their last meeting back in 2014 and they’re my online NFL sportsbook pick to get it done again in this Week 3 home date.
With Ezekiel Elliot in their backfield, I’m expecting Dallas to run the ball a lot like they did in 2014 when former back DeMarco Murray led the league in rushing. Dallas controls the clock in this one and Jay Cutler tosses at least one costly interception.
The Pick: Dallas 27 Chicago 20
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas (-3.5)
Analysis: The Cowboys have lost three straight and five of their last six home games against Philadelphia, but this Week 8 NFC East divisional battle is the perfect setting for Dallas to snap their surprising losing streak against the Eagles.
Philadelphia Eagles has a first-time head coach in Doug Pederson and Dallas should be back to the power rushing style of play that made them so successful two seasons ago. Dallas has won five of the last eight meetings against Philly overall and will do so again in this 2016 matchup.
The Pick: Dallas 31 Philadelphia 24
Washington Redskins at Dallas (-3.5)
Analysis: The Cowboys had their two-game winning streak against Washington snapped in their 34-23 home loss last season, but the ‘Boys have won four of the last six matchups against Washington and six of 10 dating back to 2011. While Dallas has lost two straight and thee of their last four at home against the Skins, the Cowboys are my final online NFL sportsbook pick to bring home the bacon against a Washington team that I believe has a mediocre quarterback in Kirk Cousins and equally average head coach in Jay Gruden.
The Pick: Dallas 30 Washington 24