It could be argued that the NFC East is the most competitive football division. Last season, none of the four teams finished with a losing record. They sent three teams to the playoffs and one to the Super Bowl.
Sunday evening, the race resumes.
The NFC’s top running back from last season, Saquon Barkley, is back with the Giants following a contract dispute that sparked league-wide conversations about the value of running backs. Barkley joins quarterback Daniel Jones, who himself signed an extension with New York this offseason. After a 9-7-1 season a year ago, the Giants have an uphill battle to get back into the playoffs.
The Dallas Cowboys enter the season trying to return to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995. Despite the departure of three-time Pro Bowl running back Ezekiel Elliott, many familiar faces return to the 12-game winning team. in the regular season and came within one touchdown of the NFC Championship Game.
While the sportsbooks list the Cowboys with sixth-best odds in the league to win it all, Dak Prescott and his team will have to defeat the Giants first.
How to watch the Cowboys at the Giants
Expect Sunday Night Football’s regular broadcast crew for this week’s game with Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth and Melissa Stark calling for action on NBC nationwide. The game starts at 8:20 p.m. ET.
Injury Report for Cowboys vs. Giants
The Giants look relatively healthy heading into week one. Seven reserve players were listed as limited attendees in Thursday’s practice due to various illnesses, but New York’s starters appear to be in good health.
Dallas, on the other hand, is suffering from a few injuries on the offensive line. Tyron Smith (LT) and Tyler Smith (LG) are currently listed as questionable according to ESPN. The Dallas Morning News reported that head coach Mike McCarthy was “very optimistic” that Tyler Smith would play on Sunday despite his hamstring injury on Thursday. Tyron Smith was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice due to an ankle injury, according to SiriusXM’s Adam Caplan.
Cowboys and Giants betting line
Despite injuries on the offensive line, the Cowboys head into Sunday night’s game as 3.5-point favorites, according to Caesar’s Sportsbook Thursday afternoon. The plus/minus is set at 45.5 points.
The Cowboys have the sixth-best Super Bowl odds in the league this year, with a median of +1,450 across four major sportsbooks. New York is further away, but the odds vary more on their chances of winning the title. While the median is at +5650, Caesar’s lists the G-men at +4000 while BetMGM has them all the way down to +6800.
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