Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants Matchup Preview (12/19/21): Betting Odds, Depth Charts, Live Stream (Watch Online)

Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants Matchup Preview (12/19/21)

This week, on Sunday, December 19th at noon EST, the Dallas Cowboys will face off with the New York Giants at Metlife Stadium. The Cowboys are undefeated against other NFC East rivals and lead the conference by three games. Their two-game win streak is keeping the fighting spirit of the Cowboys alive after a disappointing loss from the Raiders, but if the Cowboys win this week, they can secure the division title. The New York Giants have been struggling in the conference going 1-2 and going 4-9 this season. They’re two games out from second place, so a win against Dallas could light a fire in the team to potentially come back and beat the Eagles and Washington in the coming weeks.

Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants Betting Odds

Earlier this season, the two teams met, resulting in a Cowboys win 44-20, leaving many fans to believe this game could end up with another landslide win for the Dallas team. DraftKings believes the Cowboys will secure another division win by giving them a spread of -10.5 and a moneyline of -525. They provide the Giants a considerable underdog spread with +10.5 and +385 on their moneyline. The over/under is set at 44.5 points, which was blown out of the water the last time the two teams met with a combined score of 64. The Cowboys are 10-3 against the spread giving them the second-best record in the league, only trailing the Green Bay Packers. The Giants have covered their last three games on the under bet hoping to slow Dak Prescott and the Cowboys’ offense to continue their streak. 

The Giants are once again missing their starting quarterback, Daniel Jones, leaving the odds of victory very dim. Meanwhile, the Cowboys are on a hot two-game win streak and show no signs of slowing down. ESPN’s matchup predictor gives Dallas the win with a 64% confidence rating. As long as the Cowboys can stretch an earlier lead against the New York team, this game can end in favor of the NFC East leaders fairly easily. 

My Prediction: Dallas Cowboys Win 35-14, Over 44.5

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TV Schedule

Date: 12/19/21
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Location: Metlife Stadium – East Ruthersford, NJ
TV Coverage: FOX

Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants Live Stream

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Dallas Cowboys Analysis

The Dallas Cowboys have continuously shown that they are the best team in the NFC East. With an undefeated record in the division, the team seems like Goliath compared to three Davids. However, there seems to be no way of slowing them down. Last week, they took on the Washington Football team that ended in an unexpected comeback from Washington. Washington was able to put up 12 points unanswered by the Cowboys. Dallas has struggled with relaxing their coverage and gameplay throughout the season when they have a substantial lead, giving the opposing team an opportunity to put up points. The Cowboys need to focus on playing until the end to prevent one of the teams from coming up with the lead.

Dak Prescott has come back stronger than expected this season after a severe ankle injury he sustained last year. Prescott has thrown for 3,381 yards and 24 touchdowns this season. He averages 281.75 yards per game but has also struggled to prevent interceptions within the past few weeks. When playing the Giants earlier in the season, Prescott threw 22 completions for 302 yards. If Prescott can have a similar game this week, the odds of a Cowboys victory look substantial.

Ceedee Lamb has proven himself to be an influential Cowboys offensive player throughout this season. He leads the team in receiving yards with 890 yards and has had great success against NFC East competitors. Lamb averages around five targets for 70 yards against his NFC East opponents. His stats prove that he makes explosive plays for huge yards when he and Prescott connect. Lamb will be a great target against the struggling Giants’ defense since his speed and agility can confuse defensive players.

The Cowboys rush game has been impressive with their two running backs Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard. Elliot leads the team with 810 rushing yards, and Pollard follows closely behind with 602. Unfortunately, Pollard is entering Week 15 questionable with a foot injury he acquired in Week 13 against the Saints. It is hopeful that Pollard returns this week, but his limited practice and soreness may impact his game if he returns. 

The Dallas Cowboys defense currently leads the league in interceptions with 20 on the season. This impactful stat can be attributed to the incredible Trevon Diggs, who carried 9 of those interceptions on his own. Diggs is a professional at reading the quarterback and breaking up plays downfield while also making receivers sweat. The young cornerback keeps his eye on the ball at all times, ready to pounce on a tipped ball at any moment. Micah Parsons is another defensive name that can make any quarterback nervous. Last week, Parsons made an incredible play to force a fumble on Washington QB, Taylor Heinicke, resulting in a defensive touchdown. If the Cowboys’ defense is hungry, they can stop the Giants’ offense in their tracks.

Dallas Cowboys Depth Chart

QB: Dak Prescott
RB1: Ezekiel Elliott
RB2: Tony Pollard
WR1: CeeDee Lamb
WR2: Amari Cooper
WR3: Michael Gallup
TE1: Dalton Schultz
TE2: Blake Jarwin

New York Giants Analysis

The 4-9 New York Giants have been scrambling throughout the 2021 NFL season. The list of injured players from week to week has prevented the team from showing peak performances leading them to a losing season. Their starting quarterback, Daniel Jones, remains questionable heading into Week 15 due to a neck injury. Their backup, Mike Glennon, has played in three games so far this season. Glennon played in the last Giants-Cowboys matchup after Jones got injured at the very end of the first half. In that game, Glennon threw for 196 yards and one touchdown. Even though he only played for half of the game, it has been his best yardage game of the season. When Glennon played a full game against the Chargers last week, he could only get 191 yards. If Jones is unable to return this weekend, Glennon will have to step up and focus on his accuracy and have unpredictable connections with his receivers to stump the aggressive Cowboys defense. 

During the last Cowboys-Giants matchup, Saquon Barkley suffered an ankle injury that left him on the sideline for four games. Barkley has averaged 53 rushing yards per game in his previous three games. The Dallas defense has struggled with their rush defense and could leave Barkley ample opportunity to carry his team downfield. Devontae Booker could also be a significant asset for the Giants’ play calls. Booker leads the team in rushing yards and helped fill the void when Barkley was injured. The two running backs could stir up trouble for Dallas’ defense and should be considered a huge threat.

The Giants will look to Kenny Golladay as their main target in the passing game. Golladay leads the team in receiving yards with 424 yards but has no touchdowns this season. If Glennon wants to trust Golladay with long passes, Golladay will need to run near-perfect routes to prevent Stefon Diggs from increasing his interception streak. Evan Engram might be looked to as a more safe option when throwing the ball. This season, the tight end has 342 receiving yards but has been looked to in the endzone more than the other receivers. Against the Cowboys earlier in the season, he put up 55 yards and went four for four on completions. The Giants will have to remain unpredictable and keep the Cowboys defense guessing to keep a close game.

New York Giants Depth Chart

QB: Daniel Jones
RB1: Saquon Barkley
RB2: Devontae Booker
WR1: Kadarius Toney
WR2: Darius Slayton
WR3: Sterling Shepard
TE1: Evan Engram

Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants Daily Fantasy Picks

The New York Giants have a struggling rush defense, leaving Ezekiel Elliott plenty of opportunity to gain points in this week’s fantasy matchup. Elliot averages 15.7 fantasy points per game and has had great success against poor defensive teams. In the last matchup against the Giants, Elliot racked up 25.2 points for fantasy owners. CeeDee Lamb also has excellent potential for a great game. He averages 16.4 points per game and has a season-high of 36.1 points against the New England Patriots. Against the Giants, he had 18.8 points but has continued to mature throughout the season and continues to improve every week. 

Saquon Barkley may also be a great starter for this week. He averages 13 points per game and has a season-high of 29.6 against the New Orleans Saints. Barkley is the backbone of the Giants defense with Daniel Jones questionable, and he will want to prove himself against the NFC East leaders.

Maggie is a current political science major at the University of Oklahoma and wants to pursue a Masters Degree in Sports Management in her future. She has followed the NFL, MLB, and NCAA Men's Basketball all of her life. She's been very excited with NLCS appearances by the Dodgers, but is still patiently waiting and crossing her fingers for an AFC Championship from her Cleveland Browns. She even named her dogs "Dodger" and "Jackie" in support of her favorite MLB team and the legendary Jackie Robinson.

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