The Dallas Cowboys will take on the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs. According to Westgate’s Jeff Sherman, the Cowboys open as four point favorites. The over-under is set at 51 points.
The Cowboys are 10-5-1 against the spread this season. Dallas is 5-2-1 at AT&T Stadium and 6-4 as a favorite. The majority of Cowboys games have gone under the point total with 10 out of 16 hitting the under. The Cowboys are 13-3 overall this season and coming off a first round bye. Dallas had to wait to see who the highest remaining seed in the NFC would be since the Cowboys are the top seed.
Green Bay is 9-7-1 against the spread this season. They are just 3-5 away from home but 3-1 this season as an underdog. The total has hit over 10 times while it’s been under six times.
The two teams faced off in Week 6 and the Cowboys came away with a 30-16 victory at Lambeau Field. Dallas will get to host the playoff game but will face a much different Green Bay team. The Packers have won seven straight games and have an offense playing as well as any team in the league.
The Packers more than covered the five point spread in their blowout win over the Giants in the Wild Card round. Aaron Rodgers has been on fire as evidenced by his 362 passing yards and 4 touchdowns against the Giants.
The Cowboys are 8-2 in their last ten games and will enter the game with confidence based on their performance against the Packers earlier this season. Dak Prescott displayed great control of the offense in a hostile environment while Ezekiel Elliott had his way against the Green Bay defensive line.
Prescott was 18-of-27 for 247 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception in their initial matchup. Elliott had 28 carries for 157 yards and the Packers will need to find a way to slow him down to come away with the road victory.
This one is shaping up to be one of the better matchups of the playoffs.