Denver Broncos vs. Dallas Cowboys Betting Pick
NFL Football Week 9
Date/Time: Sunday November 7th, 2021. 1:00PM (EST)
Where: AT&T Stadium Arlington, T.X
Point Spread:DEN +9.5/DAL -9.5 (MyBookie - We’ve arranged a deal with them where you can get a 100% bonus up to $300 on your first signup! All you need to do is enter bonus code PREDICT100 on their registration page!)
Despite a late-week scratch from QB Dak Prescott, the Dallas Cowboys continued their Cinderella campaign with a 20-16 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Night Football. Backup QB Cooper Rush got the first start of his career and was able to provide just enough firepower to keep the Cowboys winning streak alive. At 6-1 SU, the Cowboys have racked up six straight victories and remain the only unbeaten team in the league against the spread. Both of those streaks will be put on the line on Sunday when the Cowboys host the Denver Broncos inside AT&T Stadium.
The visiting Broncos snapped a four-game losing skid last week with a 17-10 victory over the Washington Football Team. Despite getting the “W,” it was not a glamorous performance by any stretch of the imagination. The Broncos offense struggled to move the football, which has been the storyline around the organization for several weeks. Despite forcing a couple of turnovers, the Broncos managed to produce just 273 yards of total offense. QB Teddy Bridgewater was consistently under pressure, and the Broncos run-first offense averaged less than 4 yards per carry against a Washington team that has struggled all season on the defensive side of the football. Needless to say, the Broncos will be sizable underdogs on Sunday when they go against one of the most potent offenses in the league.
Denver Broncos vs. Dallas Cowboys Key Notes
On Monday, the Broncos shipped 8-time Pro Bowl linebacker Von Miller, to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for 2nd and 3rd round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft. While obviously, Denver is in the rebuilding phases of the organization, the immediate impact will be the Broncos lose their best player on the defensive side of the football.
QB Dak Prescott remains questionable - the news of Prescott’s injury came late in the lead-up to the week eight showdown with the Vikings. While Prescott was a true game-time scratch, many close to the organization feel Prescott may be held out again on Sunday. With Cooper Rush’s solid performance, the Cowboys may elect to give Prescott another week to ensure he is 100% healthy before returning. Prescott’s status should be monitored closely before placing any bets.
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Denver Broncos vs. Dallas Cowboys Betting Analysis
If Prescott returns this week, I would consider the Cowboys a solid pick despite the 9.5 point spread. Prescott has been posting MVP-type numbers completing 73% passing for 1,813 yards with 16 touchdowns and just four picks. When Prescott is present, the entire offense operates in a more explosive manner. In last week’s road trip to Minnesota, receivers CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper proved they are match-up proof. Despite the backup quarterback dilemma, both receivers went over the 100 yards receiving mark and accounted for 56% of the offensive output combined. If Prescott returns, this is another smash spot for the Cowboys offense against an injury-plagued Broncos defense that just lost their biggest star in Von Miller.
Personally, I am among the minority that believes Prescott will be held out again this week. Prescott showed a noticeable limp in early practices this week, and it just seems that the Cowboys best interest would be to allow their star quarterback to fully recover. If that happens, I really expect the under 49.5 to be the best play on the board. The Cowboys are more predictable on offense without Prescott as they move to a run-heavy approach behind tailbacks Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard. If Cooper Rush returns behind center, I would expect another heavy dose of the run game and slow-pace game similar to last week’s Sunday Night showdown in Minnesota. The Broncos are more than obliged to replicate the same game script, and I think that bodes well for the under!
Jay’s Pick: I like the under 49.5, especially if Prescott is sidelined for another week. If not, Cowboys -9.5 is in-play! Bankroll running low? Instead of re-depositing and getting nothing (or a tiny reload bonus), consider doubling your bankroll with a GIANT 100% real cash bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $500 at GTBets Sportsbook! They have an awesome rewards program!