The Dallas Cowboys are taking on the New York Giants this Sunday on October 25, 2015, at MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Game time is 4:25 pm and the game is on TV on FOX Sports with announcers Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and sideline reporter Erin Andrews.
This is a big NFC East match-up which could go a long ways towards determining which of these two teams makes the playoffs this season. The Giants are 3-3 and tied atop the division with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Cowboys are 2-3 and struggling mightily without injured QB Tony Romo. A Giants win would keep them atop the division and give them separation over the Cowboys. A Dallas win would vault them over the Giants in the standings.
- Dallas Cowboys +3.5 at New York Giants (O/U is 45.5)
The Dallas Cowboys are 2-3 on the season and they are 3.5 point underdogs this week playing at the Giants. The Cowboys already beat the Giants the first week of the season and they beat the Eagles in Week 2. Dallas has losses this season to the Falcons, Saints, and Patriots. Tony Romo started the first two games and led Dallas to wins but Brandon Weedon has started all three of the Cowboys losses.
As a NFL starting QB, Brandon Weeden’s record is 5-19. He has not won a NFL game since the 2012 season. The big news is that the Dallas Cowboys are replacing Brandon Weeden this week with Matt Cassel. Cassel’s record as a starting NFL QB is 34-38, which is much better than Weeden’s, but Cassel is 24-33 when his head coach’s name is not Bill Belichick.
The New York Giants are 3-3 on the season with wins over the Redskins, Bills and 49ers, and losses to the Cowboys, Falcons and Eagles. The Gaints have been nothing but an up and down team with Tom Coughlin as head coach and Eli Manning as QB. The Giants have reached great heights with Coughlin and Manning winning two Super Bowls, but the team has not made the playoffs since they won their last Super Bowl during the 2011 season.
The over/under for this game is 45.5 points. The Dallas Cowboys are averaging 20 points scored per game while the Giants are averaging 23 points scored per game. The Cowboys defense is giving up an average of 26 points per game and the Giants defense is giving up 23 points per game.
Will the switch from Brandon Weeden to Matt Cassel at QB be enough to get the Cowboys a win this week over the Giants? The fact that the Giants are just a 3.5 point favorite this week at home over a team with three straight losses tells you the odds makers certainly give the Cowboys a chance this week. Tune in Sunday at 4:25 pm EDT on FOX to see what happens.