The Dallas Cowboys (11-4) secured a playoff berth and clinched the NFC East last week before kickoff against the Washington Football Team (6-9). They proceeded to beat the WFT 56-14, shutting the team down on both sides of the ball.
According to NFL betting lines, the Cowboys look like a firm favorite at home against the Arizona Cardinals (10-5). Let’s assess the scoring potential of the Cowboys this week.
Dallas Cowboys (-6)
- Date: Sunday, Jan. 2nd
- Time: 4:25 PM EST on FOX
- Venue: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX
- Participants: Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys
Last week, Dak Prescott’s four-touchdown performance in Arlington strengthened the Cowboys’ ranking as the number two seed in the NFC. This week, they’ll host the Cardinals, who’ve dropped four out of their last six matchups.
The Cowboys have won their last four games, averaging 32.75 PPG in that span and only allowing 14.25 PPG.
Prescott’s stellar game last week put him at the top of the list for the 2021 AP Comeback Player of the Year (-625).
Cardinals vs. Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys are ranked number one in the NFL at scoring (30.5 PPG) and have increased that average to 34.7 PPG in their last three games. They also average 38.4 PPG at home this season, the best in the league.
The Cowboys also rank number one at yards per game (409.5), including a league-best 426.1 yards per home game.
They are second in the NFL for touchdowns per game (3.6), third in the league per their last three games (4.0), and ranked first for games at AT&T Stadium (5.1).
They also lead the league in offensive touchdowns per home game (4.3). The Cowboys’ offense is difficult to stop at home.
In contrast, the Cardinals rank sixth for points allowed per game (20.4). They’ve allowed 18.5 PPG on the road this season. However, they’ve given up 27.3 PPG in their last three contests.
Arizona’s passing defense has allowed 233 yards per their last three matchups. Overall, their defense has surrendered 346.7 yards per game and an average of 2.3 touchdowns per game.
The Cardinals’ red zone defense ranks 16th overall (58.70%).
Arizona gave up 30 points to the Los Angeles Rams and Detroit Lions before last week’s 22-16 loss against the Indianapolis Colts. In those three games, they’ve allowed a total of eight touchdown passes.
Given these numbers and Prescott’s play, I can see Dallas scoring 27 points, making them a good selection in this week’s King of the Weekend promotion.
Dallas Cowboys: The Team to Beat in the NFC?
Heading into Week 17, the Dallas Cowboys are starting to look like one of the hottest teams in the NFC. The Cowboys will get the top seed if they win this week and the Green Bay Packers lose to the Vikings.
What do you think? Can the Cowboys pull off another stunning offensive performance at home this week?
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