NFL odds Week 2: How to bet Bengals-Cowboys, pick

That Dak Prescott-fewer Dallas Cowboys To host the reigning AFC champion Cincinnati Bengal in a key NFL Non-conference game Sunday.

Prescott, the Dallas two-time Pro Bowl quarterback, underwent surgery on his broken thumb on his right hand and isn’t expected back until Week 5 at the earliest. Cooper Rush will make his second career start at QB for Dallas.

Here’s everything you need from a betting perspective on the Bengals Cowboys game, from point spread, moneyline, total over/under and expert picks (odds via FOX Bet):

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Cincinnati Bengal @ Dallas Cowboys (4:25 p.m., CBS)

Point distribution: Bengals -7.5 (Bengals favor victory with more than 7.5 points, otherwise cover the Cowboys)
money line: Bengals – 333 favorites to win (bet $10 to win $13 total); Cowboys +240 Underdogs to Victory (Bet $10 to win $34 total)
Total score over/under: Both teams scored 42 points together

Cincinnati Bengal


Dallas Cowboys


Rush has played 11 games for the Cowboys in five seasons. Rush is 38 for 63 passes (60.3%) for 488 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.

Bengals QB Joe Burrow has addressed his own issues. The 2020 draft pick tore his ACL and MCL in his left knee in Week 11 and missed the rest of his rookie season.

Burrow had his appendix removed in late July and then committed a career-high five turnovers — including four interceptions — in the season opener in the 23-20 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Bengals have been 6-7 against the spread (ATS) and 4-9 straight up (SU) against the Cowboys since 1973.

The Bengals have been 3-5 ATS and 1-5-2 SU against NFC East opponents since 2015, with the Under in the Over/Under (O/U) batting in six of those eight games.

The Bengals have been six- to eight-point favorites since 2019 under coach Zac Taylor with 1-2 ATS and 2-1 SU.

The Cowboys have been home underdogs since 2015 at 10-6-1 ATS and 7-10 SU, with the underdog scoring in nine of those 17 games

The Cowboys have been 6-2 ATS and 5-3 SU against AFC North opponents since 2015, with the shorthanded team scoring in five of those eight games.

Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy is a home underdog at 10-11 ATS and 8-12-1 SU, with the underdog batting in 11 of those games.

The Cowboys lead the all-time series 9-4 and have won their last four meetings since 2008.

Picks from FOX Sports Betting Analyst Jason McIntyre:

No team had a worse Week 1 than the Cowboys, who lost a starting guard and their starting QB, and the offense was limited to one explosive play. Thirty-one teams scored at least one touchdown; Dallas was the only one who didn’t.

Enter Cooper Rush, famous for beating them viking on the road on Halloween last year in his only start. In that game, he threw out TDs Cedar Wilson and Amari Cooper; Both are no longer in the team.

Expect the Bengals to take away CeeDee lamb (11 targets, two catches against the Bucs) and dare Rush to beat them with every other. Cowboys fans looking for a glimmer of hope can find solace in the fact that since 2014, double-digit Week 1 losers are 25-16 against the Week 2 spread (ATS). The market overreacts to the bad loss and there is value The other side.

At the same time, since 2010, teams that lose in week 1 and hit the road in week 2 cost only 36-56 ATS. Whenever it feels too easy, tread carefully. The Bengals were favored by 6.5 points and lost straight to the Steeler; now they are favored by a TD. They were only favored twice last season.

The pick here would be Cincinnati at -7, but the higher it creeps the more my confidence plummets. And this could reach -8 by kickoff. But I can’t take the battered cowboys here. It’s Bengals or passport, also on the street.

SELECT: Bengal (-7 on FOX bet at time of selection) to win by 7 or more points

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