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NFL Betting Preview: Dallas Cowboys vs. Miami Dolphins

December 24, 2023

Two of the best teams in the NFL will square off against each other in week 16 of the NFL season when the Dallas Cowboys travel to Miami Gardens, Florida to face the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium with the game scheduled to start at 4:25 PM ET on Sunday afternoon and will be the Game of the Week on Fox.


The Dallas Cowboys are tied with the Philadelphia Eagles for 1st place in the NFC East and trail the San Francisco 49ers by one game for the best record in the NFC with a record of 10-4, however, they are coming off a blowout loss on the road against the Buffalo Bills by a score of 10-31 which also ended their five-game winning streak. The Cowboys have been one of the highest-scoring teams in the league this season as they enter this game averaging 30.79 points per game which ranks 2nd in the NFL. 


Dak Prescott is also having an MVP-caliber season at quarterback for the Cowboys as he enters this game having completed 333 of 484 attempts for 3,639 yards with 28 touchdowns and seven interceptions while rushing for 212 yards and two touchdowns. CeeDee Lamb has been the main beneficiary of an explosive passing offense as he leads the team in receiving with 103 receptions for 1,306 yards and eight touchdowns.


The Dallas Cowboys will look to bounce back following the blowout loss on the road against the Buffalo Bills when they travel to face the Miami Dolphins.


Miami enters this game with a two-game lead for 1st place in the AFC East with a record of 10-4 and have won four of their last five games including a dominating 30-0 shutout win at home against the New York Jets.


The Miami Dolphins have also been the highest-scoring team in the league as they enter this game averaging 31.5 points per game while the passing offense is the best in the NFL as they are averaging 274.43 passing yards per game. Tua Tagovailoa enters this game having completed 325 of 458 attempts for 3,921 yards with 25 touchdowns and ten interceptions while Tyreek Hill leads the NFL in receiving with 97 receptions for 1,542 yards and 12 touchdowns.


The Dolphins have also been an above-average scoring defense as they are allowing an average of 21 points per game which is less than the league average of 21.75 points per game. The Miami Dolphins will look to build off the momentum following a dominating win last week when they host the Dallas Cowboys in week 16 of the NFL season.


BookMaker has the Miami Dolphins listed as 1.5-point favorites at home against the Dallas Cowboys in week 16 of the NFL season. Dallas has won six of the last seven including four games straight in the series. The Cowboys are 5-2 ATS in the last seven and 2-1 ATS in the last three matchups. The Dallas Cowboys are 9-5 ATS overall, 3-4 ATS on the road, and 0-3 ATS as an underdog this season while the Miami Dolphins are 9-5 ATS overall, 5-2 ATS at home, and 8-2 ATS as a favorite on the year.


Dallas has one of the worst splits in the NFL as all of their losses have come on the road and they have a record of 3-4 on the road this season which includes a blowout loss against the Buffalo Bills last week. The Dolphins have only lost one game at home this season and are 5-2 ATS at home. Buy the .5 point and lay the point with the Miami Dolphins when they host the Dallas Cowboys in week 16 of the NFL season.


Spooky Express Pick: Miami Dolphins -1