The season is starting to look very bright for the Dallas Cowboys. So long as quarterback Dak Prescott can get back into the groove, the Cowboys have an excellent chance this week at home against the Denver Broncos.
Have you seen the latest NFL betting lines for Week 9? The Cowboys are currently favored by 10 points. They’re a lock for the money line just like they are to win the NFC East.
How well have the Cowboys done at home in 2021? Let’s take a closer look.
The Dallas Cowboys Are 3-0 At Home
So far this year, the Cowboys are undefeated at home. The health of Dak Prescott is something that’s a little more pressing.
He did not play last week against the Minnesota Vikings. Instead, Cooper Rush took the snaps for the Cowboys on Sunday night. He threw for 325 yards on 40 attempts, with two touchdowns and one interception.
Although the Cowboys trailed 10-3 at half-time, they pulled out a stunner of a victory after scoring 17 points in the second half.
Whether or not Prescott will play this Sunday remains a little unclear. He’s been a centerpiece of their 3-0 record at home this season.
Cowboys’ Home Opener Against the Philadelphia Eagles
In their home opener, the Cowboys hosted their divisional rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles. Prescott had one of his best games of the season, going 21-for-26 with three touchdown passes.
Ezekiel Elliott ran the ball 17 times, averaging 5.6 yards-per-carry. He also had two rushing touchdowns, plus he caught three passes for 21 yards.
The Cowboys led 20-7 at half-time, scoring another 21 points in the second half. They beat the Eagles on Monday Night Football, 41-21.
Panthers at Cowboys
The Cowboys’ next game was also at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas — this time it was against the Carolina Panthers.
Prescott looked unstoppable at home against the Panthers in Week 4. He threw four touchdown passes on only 14 completions.
Elliott carried the ball 20 times for 143 yards and a rushing touchdown.
Tight end Dalton Schultz ended up being a top receiving target for Prescott in that game. He had six receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown.
Receivers Amari Cooper and Cedrick Wilson, and tight end Blake Jarwin, also caught touchdown passes.
The Cowboys gave up 23 points to the Panthers in the second half. But they scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to seal their victory, 36-28.
New York Giants at Dallas
The Cowboys hosted the New York Giants in the following week. Once again, they put up more than 40 points at home against an NFC East rival.
Prescott threw for just over 300 yards, with three touchdowns and one interception. Elliott had another outstanding game, with 110 rushing yards and one touchdown on 21 carries.
The Cowboys scored 27 points in the second half in their 44-20 victory over the Giants.
Broncos vs. Cowboys
So, the Dallas Cowboys are really good at home in 2021. In their three wins at AT&T Stadium, they averaged an eye-popping 40 points per game.
That’s when Prescott was healthy.
He’d injured his calf back in Week 6 at the end of an overtime win against the New England Patriots. After their bye week, team officials made a game-time decision to sit Prescott against the Vikings in Week 8.
Will Prescott be ready to go this week?
One thing’s for certain: with Prescott as their starter, the Dallas Cowboys are a dangerous home team. That’s something that might carry them through the playoffs.
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