Dallas vs New England prediction, game preview, how to watch: Sunday, October 17
Dallas vs New England How To Watch
Date: Sunday, October 17
Game Time: 4:25 ET
Venue: Gilette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
How To Watch: CBS
Record: Dallas (4-1), New England (2-3)
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Dallas vs New England Game Preview
Why Dallas Will Win
The running game has become a destructive force.
The Cowboys are second in the NFL rushing offense behind Cleveland, and no one’s doing it better over the last few weeks with 160 or more in each of the last four games and going over 200 in the last two.
The New England run defense has been good so far, and it doesn’t allow too many big gashes, but it allowed 120 rushing yards or more for three straight games before playing the Texans.
The Patriots have a way of keeping good offenses from going off – at least, they did against Tampa Bay – but they don’t have the attack to keep up if the Cowboys get rolling early.
Why New England Will Win
The pass defense has been good enough to keep the Cowboy big play receivers under wraps.
Overall the defense has been great in the keep-games-close style, and yeah, the Patriots had a problem with Houston’s Davis Mills last week, but they might choose to takeaway the guys on the outside and take their chances on the front line against Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard.
On the flip side, the Dallas defense is giving up a ton of yards through the air. It’s partly because everyone throws to try keeping up, but the secondary is still last in the NFL in yards allowed.
Mac Jones has to go off.
What’s Going To Happen
The Patriots will do what they do.
They’ll slow things down and takeaway one aspect of the Dallas offense, but it won’t be enough. Eventually, the Cowboys will break through with two second half scoring drives, and the New England offense won’t have quite enough pop to keep up.
Dallas vs New England Prediction, Line
Dallas 27, New England 20
Line: Dallas -3.5, o/u: 50.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Must See Rating: 3
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