Watching the Cowboys on Thanksgiving is a longtime tradition, and I’m excited to see Dak Prescott in action this year. The Raiders have been reeling as of late, and the Cowboys are coming off a deflating loss to the Chiefs, so that both teams will be desperate for a win in this one. There are plenty of betting angles for this game, and you can check out my Thanksgiving betting guide for more trends and picks for the game. In this article, I’ll take a closer look at my favorite player props for this contest. Let’s dive in.
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Dalton Schultz Over 47.5 Receiving Yards
In my Thanksgiving betting guide, I selected Dalton Schultz as the player to target for props in this game. The Cowboys are hoping to have CeeDee Lamb back this week, but that shouldn’t greatly diminish Schultz’s expected role in the offense. Schultz has been over this line in six of his ten games this year and two of his last three. The Raiders have allowed 71.2 receiving yards per game to the tight end position, the second-most in the NFL, and Schultz should be able to take advantage of that matchup. Even if Lamb can be cleared from his concussion in time for this game, Schultz will at worst be the second read for Prescott in the offense.
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Ezekiel Elliott Anytime TD Scorer
You certainly have to drink some juice on this prop, but Ezekiel Elliott has a habit of dominating on Thanksgiving, and he should be in for a huge game this week. This season, Zeke has scored in half of his games, but he’s only scored one touchdown in his last five games. However, I believe he’s due for a score, particularly against the Raiders, who allow opponents to score a touchdown on 76.9% of red-zone trips, the second-highest rate in the NFL. With the odds for this prop somewhere around -190 or -200, you may not be thrilled about paying up. However, an Elliott touchdown is a great prop to include in any Same Game Parlay or touchdown parlay on Thanksgiving.
Josh Jacobs Over 3.5 Receptions
The Raiders have included Josh Jacobs more in the passing game lately, and his snap count has increased in each of the past four weeks. Over his last three games, he’s averaging 4.6 receptions per game, and he saw seven targets last week. 26.4% of the Raiders’ targets this season have gone to running backs, the fourth-highest rate in the NFL, and it seems that the team trusts Jacobs with that role more and diminishes Kenyan Drake’s involvement. If you believe the Cowboys will get back on track with a big game offensively, that’s all the more reason to back Jacobs to continue his trend of 4+ receptions.
Darren Waller Longest Reception Over 23.5 Yards
It’s been challenging to trust Darren Waller this season as he hasn’t produced at the level we’ve grown to expect, and before last week, he had gone over his receiving yardage line of 71.5 yards in six of seven games. However, when he has caught the ball, he’s tended to be suitable for some big plays. Waller has had a reception of 24 or more yards in four of his last five games, and it seems that the Raiders are trusting him with more downfield targets in the wake of losing Henry Ruggs. Derek Carr has excellent deep-ball accuracy, and he should have more time to hang in the pocket with the Cowboys missing their top two pass-rushers in DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory.