Week 3 features three games with double-digit point spreads. The Dallas Cowboys (2-0) against the Arizona Cardinals (0-2) could be one game that gets out of hand. Most NFL game predictions could take the Cowboys by a wide margin, as they lead the NFL with a 60-point margin.
Our sportsbook has the Cardinals with a projected win total of 3½, and Dallas is tied as the second choice to win Super Bowl 58 (+750). These teams are heading in completely opposite directions. After a surprise performance against the New York Giants, will Arizona keep it close against the Cowboys?
Cowboys vs Cardinals Betting Lines
Cowboys vs Cardinals Game Information
- Game: Cowboys (2-0) vs Cardinals (0-2)
- Date/Time: Sunday, Sept. 24, 4:25 p.m. ET
- Location: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ
- Cowboys vs Cardinals Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
Passing Games Lack Explosive Plays?
The Cowboys-Cardinals matchup is offering plenty of NFL prop bets. The longest touchdown of the game stands out as a promising pick.
Las Vegas odds have the longest touchdown at over/under 34½ yards. Take the under.
We know how good Dallas’ defense has been. The defensive line has been absurd, led by Micah Parsons, who is +225 to win Defensive Player of the Year. Cornerbacks Stephon Gilmore and Trevon Diggs have also excelled. The Cowboys rank first in allowed points and yards per game and passing yards per attempt.
Trevon Diggs has allowed just a 1.0 passer rating in coverage this season 💀 pic.twitter.com/didVzCGGn0
— PFF (@PFF) September 19, 2023
Arizona lacks a consistent passing attack with backup quarterback Joshua Dobbs. The Cardinals are 27th in passing yards per game and 24th in passing yards per attempt. Don’t expect Arizona to hit many explosive plays against the Cowboys’ elite defense.
On the other side of the ball, Dallas has pounded the rock (second in carries per game). The Cowboys have also taken fewer shots in the passing game, ranking 16th in passing yards per attempt.
NFL Pick: Longest Touchdown Under 34½ Yards (-115)
Cardinals’ Pass Protection in Trouble?
Our NFL lines have Dallas favored by 12½ points, which is tied for the highest point spread of the week. The Cowboys are also -750 on the moneyline, offering underwhelming profit. As mentioned, Dallas is a Super Bowl contender, while the Cardinals are among the worst teams in the league.
Avoid the spread and moneyline. Instead, bet on the total in your NFL picks for Sunday. With a projected combined total of 43½, the under should hit.
The under is 5-1 in the Cowboys’ previous six games and 3-2 in Arizona’s last five. The under is also 4-0-1 in the last five head-to-head matchups.
The Cardinals could struggle to put points on the board. The offensive line ranks 24th in pass-block win rate. Dallas is first in pass rush win rate. That spells trouble. Dobbs could be under duress from start to finish. Back the Cowboys’ pass rushers in props.
NFL Pick: Cowboys, Cardinals Under 43½ (-110)
Cowboys vs Cardinals Game Weather Conditions
The weather will not be a problem in the domed State Farm Stadium.
NFL Predicted Score: Cowboys 21, Cardinals 13