January 24 2018

Betting Lines: Cowboys still favored over Cardinals, margin shrinking

January 24 2018, 01:48 | Van Peters

No 'Panic' From Witten And 1-1 Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys vs Arizona Cardinals odds: NFL Week 3 schedule, prediction, line, spread and preview

At this stage of his career, Carson Palmer is an average quarterback. What made them so unsafe last season was that everyone could beat opponents.

Meanwhile, the Cardinals had a surprisingly close game against a relatively weak Indianapolis Colts lineup, squeaking out a tight 16-13 win on the road in overtime. The Cardinal's offense has been in an extended funk going back to last season, an issue that doesn't seem to improve anytime soon given the injury to RB David Johnson. In fact, if you ask the players, none of them will confess to it, but they know there's a lot riding on this one. This shutdown the Cowboys' running game entirely, holding running back Ezekiel Elliott to only eight yards on the game.

The Dallas Cowboys will look to bounce back from a 42-17 drubbing at the hands of Denver Broncos when they travel to the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football, live on Sky Sports. Monday Night versus the Cowboys will be a make or break game for the Cardinals Offensive Line, we will have to wait and assess them then.

You can not win football games when you are playing backups against some of the better receivers in the league.

So far this year, Prescott has 506 yards with three touchdowns and two picks, while Witten leads in the receiving category for the Cowboys with his 17 catches on 22 targets, 156 yards and two scores.

"I guess you could say it looked like that", Elliott said. It was a rare sight to see, and the Cowboys have to be better upfront if they plan on winning this week.

The Arizona Cardinals finally get to play a home game. That can be said for both sides of the ball and even special teams. That means this Monday night game will feature Nos.

He set career lows in 10 different rushing categories last weekend, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Two years ago, the NFC Championship Game featured the top two offenses in the league - Carolina and Arizona. "I kind of encourage teams and hope teams give us that same scheme and those same matchups".

- Safety Tyrann Mathieu had a key interception and two passes defensed in Week 2. Look to Witten to have one of his better days. Tom Brady went from perhaps one of his worst season openers, a loss to the Chiefs on national television, and threw for 447 yards against the Saints in Week 2.

It nearly feels like a college football Red River Shootout atmosphere with the fan base being split down the middle for each team.

"Just bad effort. It's definitely not me", he added.

You hear it before every game - NFL, college, high school: It starts up front. They've got speed all over the field, linebackers who can run and cover, an elite pass rusher (Chandler Jones) and an elite cover cornerback (Patrick Peterson). The Cowboys were dominated by the Broncos in the game and this young Dallas squad needs to prove it can bounce back. If they can be the aggressors and have Dallas' offensive line on their heels, good things can happen.

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