New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys Prediction: Will the Cowboys Cover the Huge Spread?

The Giants take on the Cowboys in a Week 15 NFC East battle. Will the Cowboys beat down on New York? NFL handicapper Jason Radowitz gives his pick here.
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New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys Prediction: Will the Cowboys Cover the Huge Spread?

The New York Giants are currently 4-9 on the year, and head coach Joe Judge continues to make excuses. The Giants will likely be without Daniel Jones for the rest of the season and now will welcome the Dallas Cowboys to MetLife Stadium for an NFC East divisional matchup. Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys are 9-4 on the season after a big win over the Washington Football Team, on the road, despite almost losing that game late. The Cowboys have won two straight games and will be looking for their 10th win of the season against the Giants. Here are our picks and predictions for Sunday’s NFC East matchup between the Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants at 1 p.m. ET on FOX.

New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: Sunday, December 19, 2021
  • Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Where To Watch: FOX

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New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys Injury Report

Cowboys

Questionable: T La’el Collins (Leg), RB Tony Pollard (Foot), T Tyron Smith (Ankle)

Out: TE Blake Jarwin (Hip), WR Cedrick Wilson (Illness)

Giants

Questionable: CB Adoree’ Jackson (Quadricep), QB Daniel Jones (Neck), DL Leonard Williams (Elbow)

Out: S Jabril Peppers (Knee), WR Kadarius Toney (Quadricep)

New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys Betting Line Movement

Giants vs. Cowboys Prediction

 The Dallas Cowboys own the NFC East when Dak Prescott is under center. Don’t expect that to change when the Cowboys take on the Giants as a 10.5 point favorite. The Giants will likely start Mike Glennon if Daniel Jones cannot go. At the moment, it looks like Jones could be shut down for the rest of the season with a neck injury. The Giants are mainly just wishful thinking that Jones plays football again this year. Maybe, I’m wrong. Perhaps I’m right. Either way, having Jones out there with this neck injury won’t be helpful to the Giants. I’d almost like to see Jake Fromm get his chance under center for the Giants.

The Giants have lost three of their last four games, with the lone win coming against the Eagles. It was an impressive defensive performance in that game, but the defense has been horrible overall.

New York allows just 23.8 points per game but over 380 yards of offense on the defensive end. The Giants make tackles at a solid rate once they get into position, but the defense still allows 256 yards passing and 125 yards rushing per game this year.

On the other hand, the Cowboys have one of the best offenses in the NFL. Dallas is scoring 29.2 points on the year with nearly 420 yards of offense per game. The offense was a bit stagnant in the second half last week, but overall, in the first half, Dallas did enough to push away.

The Cowboys have also allowed just 22.1 points per game on the defensive end. That’s even after allowing just under 380 yards per game. The takeaways for the Cowboys have made an enormous difference. There are ways to beat the Cowboys in the run game, but with the Giants only earning 94.2 yards on the ground, I only see this game going one way. That’s Dallas covering in a big way.

Giants vs. Cowboys Pick

  • Cowboys -10.5 (-110)

Jason Radowitz
@Jason_Radowitz

Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.

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