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NFL Betting Preview: Arizona Cardinals vs. Dallas Cowboys

September 24, 2023


The Dallas Cowboys are looking like one of the best defensive teams this season in the NFL and have outscored their first two opponents 70-10 while the Arizona Cardinals showed some improvement last week offensively they still blew a 28-7 lead against the New York Giants allowing the Giants to score 24 unanswered points which ultimately cost the Cardinals their first win of the season. Will the Cowboys continue their dominant start to the season when they visit the Arizona Cardinals in week 3 or can the Cardinals get their first win of the year? Let’s take a quick look at how these teams have fared this year.

The Dallas Cowboys enter this game with a record of 2-0 following a 30-10 win at home against the New York Jets while covering the 8-point spread as a home favorite in week 2 of the NFL season. Dallas scored 30 points while compiling 382 total yards offensively which included 255 passing yards and 134 rushing yards while allowing 10 points and 215 total yards defensively which included 170 passing yards and 64 rushing yards. Dak Prescott led the team in passing, completing 31 of 38 attempts for 255 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 14 yards. Tony Pollard led the team in rushing with 25 carries for 72 yards while adding seven receptions for 37 yards. CeeDee Lamb led the team in receiving, catching 11 of 13 targets for 143 yards.

Arizona enters this game with a record of 0-2 following a 28-31 loss at home against the New York Giants while covering the 5-point spread as a home underdog in week 2 of the NFL season. The Cardinals scored 28 points while compiling 379 total yards offensively which included 228 passing yards and 151 rushing yards while allowing 31 points and 439 total yards defensively which included 321 passing yards and 127 rushing yards. Joshua Dobbs led the team in passing, completing 21 of 31 attempts for 228 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 41 yards and a touchdown. James Conner led the team in rushing with 23 carries for 106 yards and a touchdown. Zach Ertz led the team in receiving, catching six of eight targets for 56 yards.

BookMaker has the Dallas Cowboys listed as 13-point favorites on the road against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday afternoon in week 3 of the NFL season. Arizona has won six of the last ten and two of the last three matchups while going 6-4 in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. Dallas is 2-0 ATS overall, 1-0 ATS on the road, and 2-0 ATS as a favorite while the Arizona Cardinals are 2-0 ATS overall, 1-0 ATS at home, and 2-0 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Both teams have been great at covering the spread this season as the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals are both 2-0 ATS this season. However, the Cardinals have been the better team at covering the spread in the series, going 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three matchups. As a result, I am taking the Arizona Cardinals +13 on BookMaker for this matchup on Sunday afternoon. 

Spooky Express Pick: Arizona Cardinals +13