What time Does Dallas Cowboys vs New Orleans Saints kick off?
The Dallas Cowboys (7-4) visit the New Orleans Saints (5-6) in Week 13 for Thursday Night Football at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:20 p.m. ET (on FOX). Below, we look at the Cowboys vs. Saints odds and lines, and make our best NFL picks, predictions and bets.
How do the Cowboys and Saints match up in NFC playoff picture?
Despite their losses, both teams are squarely in the NFC playoff picture. Dallas has a two-game cushion over Washington in the NFC East, while New Orleans is one of four 5-6 teams in a virtual tie for the seventh seed. The Cowboys lead the all-time series, 17-13, although the Saints hold a 9-6 advantage in New Orleans.
How good are the Saints against the spread?
The Saints have a team that can rely on their run game and defense to win games, and it looks as if they’ll finally test that strategy. The Cowboys have been one of the best against the spread (ATS) teams in the NFL.
Who is the Cowboys’ all-time winningest series with the Saints?
The Cowboys lead the all-time series, 17-13, although the Saints hold a 9-6 advantage in New Orleans. The franchises faced each other eight times in the previous 12 seasons, with the Saints winning five of those matchups.
Who is predicted to win Cowboys vs Saints?
Dallas is a six-point favorite in the latest Cowboys vs. Saints odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 46. Before you make any Saints vs. Cowboys picks or TNF predictions, be sure to check out what red-hot SportsLine NFL expert Emory Hunt has to say.
Is Dallas favored to win today?
Dallas is favored by nine-points in the latest Cowboys vs. Washington odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is 46.
Who’s better Saints or Cowboys?
All-time: The Cowboys lead the overall series, 17-13, but the Saints have won 10 of the previous 13 contests and six of nine in the Sean Payton era. (Payton served as the Dallas offensive coordinator prior to coming to New Orleans.) All-time in New Orleans: Saints lead, 9-6. (Average score: New Orleans 20, Dallas 17.)
Who is favored in the Saints game?
New Orleans is favored by seven points in the latest Saints vs. Panthers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 38.5.
Who is favored in the Dallas game?
The Cowboys are three-point home favorites in Sunday’s wild-card matchup against the 49ers.
What are the odds on the Dallas game tonight?
The Cowboys are a 4.5-point favorite in the game, according to Tipico Sportsbook. The Cowboys are -230 on the money line and the Saints are +180. The over/under for the game is set at 47.5 points.
When was the last time Saints beat Cowboys?
4, 2015 when quarterback Drew Brees tossed his 400th career touchdown for the win. The Cowboys won eight of 10 from 1973-1994 and 13 of the first 16 between the clubs….New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys series history.DateSiteScore11/10/13SuperdomeW, 49-179/28/14AT&T StadiumL, 17-3810/4/15SuperdomeW, 26-2025 more rows•Nov 29, 2018
Who wins Dallas vs Saints?
The Dallas CowboysThe Dallas Cowboys snapped a two-game skid with a 27-17 win against the Saints on Thursday Night Football.
Who has better defense Cowboys or Saints?
All told, the Cowboys are the more talented team across their roster. The Saints are the more talented defense, but only by a slim margin. In comparison, the Cowboys’ offense is light years more talented than the Saints’. That is exacerbated by the injury issues for Terron Armstead and Ryan Ramczyk.
Are the Saints favored to win?
The Saints are considered favorites in this matchup (indicated by -150), requiring a $150 bet to win $100 (plus the initial bet back).
What are the odds on the Saints game?
INJURIESGameSPREADMONEYLINENO Saints-4 -110-190ATL Falcons+4 -110+160
Do the Saints have a chance for playoffs?
The Saints have been eliminated from playoff contention. The Falcons have been eliminated from playoff contention. The Panthers have been eliminated from playoff contention. The Los Angeles Rams (12-5) have clinched a playoff berth.
New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys betting picks
The Saints have given up at least 27 points in four of their last five games, while the Cowboys have failed to score 30 points in two of their previous nine games. New Orleans has been held under 20 points only thrice this season (winning one and losing the other two) and the Cowboys’ defense has been inconsistent at times.
New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys b etting trends
The Cowboys haven’t had a great time against the Saints of late. They are 3-10 straight up in their last 13 games against New Orleans.
New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys key injuries
The Saints’ O-line is in rough shape. Landon Young and Andrus Peat are already on the injured reverses list. Both current starting tackles Terron Armstead and Ryan Ramczyk, haven’t practiced this week and are questionable to play on Thursday night.
New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys head-to-head
The Saints and Cowboys have met 30 times in the NFL. Dallas leads the head-to-head series 17-13.
New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys prediction
The Cowboys have been inconsistent of late, but the Saints have been miserable. New Orleans won’t be able to cope with the highest-graded offense in the NFL this season.
The Cowboys offense
The question marks surrounding the Dallas offense against the New Orleans Saints defense makes this exponentially harder to predict. Will both Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb be back? If they are, how much do they help the offense? Does losing Terence Steele impact this game? What has happened to the Saints’ defense since they lost Jameis Winston?
The Cowboys defense
There are 26 players on New Orleans’ active roster, but the defense’s ability to stop the Saints rests on the shoulders of only one player. Alvin Kamara is their only weapon at this point and needs to be treated as such.
Coaching and special teams
What a mess these two aspects of the game have become. Mike McCarthy will be absent due to COVID-19, meaning that Dan Quinn will be the “point-person” for in-game decisions.
The subhead for the 2021 NFL season is going to read “Still COVID But With Fans.” There will be a full house at the Caesars Superdome but no Mike McCarthy and Dallas will be missing other coaches and players due to the virus as well. Dan Quinn’s Atlanta experience of facing the Saints twice a year will pay off.
The Cowboys obviously have their issues, but a quick glance at the Saints’ roster shows a season-long quarterback migraine, no defensive end Marcus Davenport, knee injuries to both starting offensive tackles, and star running back Alvin Kamara being limited in practice this week.
QB Dak Prescott said the Cowboys are “pissed” after losing their past two games and feel a sense of urgency, but they’ll be playing this week without head coach Mike McCarthy, who tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t make the trip to New Orleans.
No head coach. No Terence Steele, who has started more games at offensive tackle this season than Tyron Smith and La’el Collins combined. A compromised Amari Cooper. COVID has done a number on the Cowboys. Here’s another number: this team has lost two straight, three-of-four and the run game has stalled.
The Cowboys could use the absence of Mike McCarthy and several other members of the coaching staff as a rallying point in their bid to break a slump in which they’ve lost three of four games. Or they could use it as another excuse.
This isn’t a must-win but it’s as close to one as you can get. The Cowboys will have to break their two-game losing streak without coach Mike McCarthy (COVID). This game is about the stars handling their business — and it starts with quarterback Dak Prescott.
The Saints’ defense is better than we think and the return of Amari Cooper and DeMarcus Lawrence, while important to the Cowboys, might not have a major impact. Lawrence will impact the game more than Cooper. The Saints’ uncertainty at quarterback will affect the Cowboys defense, especially if Taysom Hill gets out of the pocket, bad foot and all.
Why the Cowboys can cover
The Cowboys are coming off two losses in a row, but they’ll have the benefit of being the healthier team this week. Ezekiel Elliott avoided missing time after suffering a knee injury last week, while it appears that CeeDee Lamb (concussion) and Amari Cooper (COVID) will return to action after they both missed the Thanksgiving loss to the Raiders.
Why the Saints can cover
After stagnant play from the offense, the Saints appear ready to turn to Taysom Hill under center after he took first-team practice reps ahead of Trevor Siemian. Hill’s presence would make New Orleans multi-dimensional on offense after defenses loaded the box to shut down the run game.
How to make Cowboys vs. Saints picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 47 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in nearly 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s Cowboys vs. Saints pick at SportsLine .
Three Things to Watch
1. How will the absence of some members affect the Cowboys?
The Cowboys will travel to New Orleans without head coach Mike McCarthy, offensive line coach Joe Philbin, assistant offensive line coach Jeff Blasko, and right tackle Terence Steele. All tested positive for COVID-19.
Despite losses in three of their four most recent games, the Cowboys’ postseason aspirations remain realistic. They hold a two-game lead over Washington and a 2-0 record in divisional games. However, they cannot afford to look past this matchup and ahead to the two games versus Washington in the next three weeks.
Cowboys vs. Saints betting trends
The Cowboys have been one of the best against the spread (ATS) teams in the NFL. They enter this game with an 8-3 ATS record, which ranks second.
Cowboys vs. Saints prediction
This game looks relatively simple on paper, but the Vegas odds feel like a trap. Although I believe the Cowboys are the better overall team, they’ll have a short week to prepare for a road matchup against a new quarterback. And that’s if Hill even draws the start.
Get ready for the Week 13 opener with our gambling breakdown
The Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints will get Week 13 in the NFL started in just a few hours when these two NFC clubs go head-to-head during “Thursday Night Football.” These teams are getting quite used to playing on Thursday as they both just played during this three-game Thanksgiving slate last week.
How to watch
Date: Thursday, Dec. 2 | Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: Caesars Superdome (New Orleans)
TV: Fox, NFL Network | Stream: fuboTV ( try for free)
Follow: CBS Sports App
Odds: Cowboys -4.5, O/U 47.5
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Player props to consider
Michael Gallup receiving yards: Over 47.5 (-115). With Amari Cooper off the COVID-19 list and CeeDee Lamb poised to play Thursday as well, it’s natural to fade Gallup. However, I like his receiving prop here. In the lone game this trio was healthy, Gallup still received seven targets, which is a healthy amount to go over here.