Dallas
Cowboys
Stadium AT&T Stadium
8-8-0 Overall | 5-1 NFC EAST 2nd
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense134.6306.427.1
Defense103.5242.420.1
Schedule
Preseason
Week 2Sat  8/10
@
49ers
L9-17
Week 3Sat  8/17
@
Rams
W14-10
Week 4Sat  8/24
vs
Texans
W34-0
Week 5Thu  8/29
vs
Buccaneers
L15-17
Regular season
Week 1Sun  9/8
vs
Giants
W35-17
Week 2Sun  9/15
@
Redskins
W31-21
Week 3Sun  9/22
vs
Dolphins
W31-6
Week 4Sun  9/29
@
Saints
L10-12
Week 5Sun  10/6
vs
Packers
L24-34
Week 6Sun  10/13
@
Jets
L22-24
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

They face 3 of the Final 4 teams from last season, two on the road (@NO, @NE, LAR). This makes their schedule mcuh tougher. There are 3 teams who have 18/1, 5.3% odds to win the Super Bowl. Our projection recommends not betting on them to win it all. Their 1.8% chance is #13 in the league. In simulations, they win the NFC 4.7% of the time and are not a good value at 8/1, 11.1%. The Cowboys are averaging 8.4 wins per sim so we recommend betting them to come under 9 wins. At +105 the Cowboys are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 41.1% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 8/5, 38.5%. They win the division in 26.1% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #8 in the NFC.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Their 10-6 record last season was way ahead of what was expected of them. Their game-by-game odds gave them a projected record of 7.6-8.4. They were very good against the spread going 9-6-1 for (+240 profit). More of their games came in under (9) than went over (7). They are heavy favorites in their upcoming game vs the New York Giants. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE STATS WITH LEAGUE RANKINGS

They are a below average scoring team based on points per game and a below average offensive TD per play rate. They are an elite scoring defense, which make sense given their strong yards per play allowed rank.

TEAM OFFENSE (League Rank):

TEAM DEFENSE:

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Ezekiel Elliott who is projected to be the #2 RB. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
92 Armstrong, Dorance DE6-426206/10/19972Kansas
41 Armstrong, Ray-Ray LB6-322003/05/19917Miami (FL)
10 Austin, Tavon WR5-818503/15/19907West Virginia
24 Awuzie, Chidobe CB6-020305/24/19953Colorado
79 Bennett, Michael DE6-427411/13/198511Texas A&M
83 Bryant, Ventell WR6-320508/24/19960Temple
33 Burton, Deante DB6-220507/12/19942Kansas State
18 Cobb, Randall WR5-1019508/22/19909Kentucky
71 Collins, La'el T6-432307/26/19935LSU
96 Collins, Maliek DT6-231004/08/19954Nebraska
19 Cooper, Amari WR6-122506/17/19945Alabama
59 Covington, Chris LB6-224501/03/19962Indiana
95 Covington, Christian DE6-230010/16/19935Rice
21 Elliott, Ezekiel RB6-022807/22/19954Ohio State
75 Fleming, Cameron T6-532009/03/19926Stanford
3 Forbath, Kai K5-1119709/02/19877UCLA
72 Frederick, Travis C6-432003/18/19916Wisconsin
13 Gallup, Michael WR6-120503/04/19962Colorado State
29 Goodwin, C.J. DB6-319802/04/19904California (PA)
38 Heath, Jeff SS6-121205/14/19917Saginaw Valley State
97 Hill, Trysten DT6-331003/25/19980UCF
65 Hyatt, Mitch T6-530602/06/19970Clemson
51 Hyder, Kerry DE6-227505/02/19914Texas Tech
56 Jackson, Joe DE6-428512/20/19960Miami (FL)
89 Jarwin, Blake TE6-526007/16/19943Oklahoma State
31 Jones, Byron CB6-120009/26/19925Connecticut
6 Jones, Chris P6-020507/21/19898Carson-Newman
69 Knight, Brandon T6-431004/01/19970Indiana
91 LaDouceur, L.P. LS6-525603/13/198115California
90 Lawrence, Demarcus DE6-326504/28/19926Boise State
50 Lee, Sean OLB6-224507/22/198610Penn State
27 Lewis, Jourdan CB5-1019508/31/19953Michigan
73 Looney, Joe C6-331508/31/19908Wake Forest
53 March-Lillard, Justin LB5-1123207/05/19935Akron
70 Martin, Zack G6-431511/20/19906Notre Dame
67 Miller, Wyatt T6-529810/23/19950UCF
49 Olawale, Jamize RB6-124204/17/19897North Texas
26 Olumba, Donovan CB6-220509/26/19951Portland State
20 Pollard, Tony RB6-021504/30/19970Memphis
4 Prescott, Dak QB6-223507/29/19934Mississippi State
58 Quinn, Robert DE6-426005/18/19909North Carolina
7 Rush, Cooper QB6-322511/21/19933Central Michigan
86 Schultz, Dalton TE6-526007/11/19962Stanford
15 Smith, Devin WR6-120503/03/19924Ohio State
54 Smith, Jaylon MLB6-224806/14/19953Notre Dame
43 Smith, Malcolm OLB6-022907/05/19899USC
77 Smith, Tyron T6-532012/12/19909USC
48 Thomas, Joe LB6-123305/06/19915South Carolina State
23 Thompson, Darian DB6-221209/22/19934Boise State
37 Wilson, Donovan DB6-020802/21/19950Texas A&M
82 Witten, Jason TE6-626305/06/198216Tennessee
99 Woods, Antwaun DT6-131001/03/19932USC
25 Woods, Xavier FS5-1120807/26/19953Louisiana Tech