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The NFC East is on the line when Dallas and New York square up for the second time this year. While the Giants got the better of the Cowboys in Texas last month it is Dallas on top of the division with New York reeling.
The Boys are 4-1 since Tony Romo was named starter and are 7-4 overall. New York is 6-5 and in the middle of a three Game losing streak and couldnt be playing worse. New York will be hosting but it is Dallas that is favored. The Giants have won Four of the last five meetings, including October 23s 36-22 win early this season.
Tony Romo is arguably playing better than any quarterback in the league. He has thrown for 16 touchdown passes in five and a half Games and has one of the best ratings in the NFL at 105.5. Conversely, Eli Manning has been awful and has looked very shaky for New York. Manning has thrown 16 interceptions and his rating is only 76.4.
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants 12/3 4:15 pm
Line: Dallas -3.5
Dallas comes in with an identical record against the number at 7-4. New York is only 5-6 ATS this season. The Boys are scoring 28 points a Game while New York has sputtered during its losing streak and is only at 22. Defensively Dallas is giving up 18 points while the Giants are three points worse at 21.
The Cowboys are 5-1 ATS in their last six Games as a favorite of 3.5-10.0 points, as well as having covered Four of their last five overall. However, Dallas is 1-5 ATS in their last six against divisional teams.
The Giants have faired well against their conference, posting a 4-1 mark against the number vs. the NFC. They have also done well in divisional Games with a 7-2-1 ATS number in their last ten.
The over for Dallas has hit six of the last seven times vs. a team with a winning record. The over is also 4-1-1 in Dallas Games following a SU win.
The under for Giants Games has hit seven of the last eight Games at home. The under is also 4-1 in the New Yorks last five as a home underdog.
The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings between the two in New York. Dallas has failed to cover the last five meetings against the Giants.