The Dallas Cowboys host the New York Giants in the middle of three Thanksgiving NFL contests. NFL fans and bettors can complement a potential NFC East classic with Giants vs. Cowboys player props and touchdown scorer bets.
The winner of Thursday’s matchup will enter Week 13 as the second-place team in the division. Don’t let last week’s results influence you too much. Divisional matchups are often more competitive than the odds suggest.
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Cowboys vs. Giants Thanksgiving Day Odds
Here are point spreads, totals, and moneylines from various legal US sportsbooks for this Thanksgiving Day contest.
Player Props, Touchdown Scorer Picks for Giants-Cowboys
Dak Prescott Over 242.5 Passing Yards (-114, FanDuel)
The Cowboys won three of four games since Prescott’s return. The loss featured 46 pass attempts from Prescott while he averaged just over 25 attempts in the losses.
He’s winning on efficiency, which works out well on paper against a Giants defense that’s susceptible against the pass. The Cowboys have plenty of weapons capable of delivering big plays in the passing game, so there’s nothing wrong with betting on quality over quantity in this spot.
Daniel Jones Under 193.5 Passing Yards (-115, DraftKings)
Jones’ 44 pass attempts in last week’s loss to the Lions marked a season high. As well as Jones has played this season — relatively speaking — having him drop back that many times is not a recipe for success. Don’t be surprised if the Giants play to keep the game close and take their chances with another late-game triumph. On paper, that coincides with a run-heavy approach that allows Jones to manage the game.
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Saquon Barkley Over 102.5 Rushing + Receiving Yards (-115, BetMGM)
Barkley endured his worst game of the season, finishing with 35 total yards on 20 opportunities (carries plus targets). He finished with 126 total yards on 18 opportunities in Week 3 against the Cowboys. Barkley should be able to finish closer to that performance than last week’s stinker. Rookie wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson (knee) is out for the season. The Giants are woefully thin at wide receiver, increasing the theoretical opportunity for Barkley to factor into the passing game on Thursday.
Ezekiel Elliott Touchdown (-120, DraftKings)
Elliott is sharing the backfield load with Tony Pollard, making it tough to lean one way or another on his rushing yardage props. He scored five touchdowns over his last three games though, so the Cowboys aren’t messing around when they get around the goal line. Look for Elliott to get chances to punch the rock in for six when the Cowboys get into goal-line situations.
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Tony Pollard Touchdown (-122, Caesars)
Pollard is enjoying a breakout season and delivering big plays and performances week after week. He scored six touchdowns in his last six games. He also factors into the run and pass game, so he shouldn’t lack opportunities to find the end zone. He’s a little more reliant on a big(ger) play to score than Elliott, who will likely be first in line for carries inside the five.
CeeDee Lamb Over 67.5 Receiving Yards (-115, BetMGM)
If the Cowboys are going to continue leaning on a run-heavy approach as they have in their last three wins, Lamb may not be peppered with targets. That doesn’t mean he can’t still rack up enough yardage for an Over. Last week’s five-catch/45-yard performance on five targets was a bit of an anomaly, and the result of a serious annihilation of the Minnesota Vikings. He averaged 14.6 yards per grab in the four games prior to last week’s win, and we’re going to bet on him to make the most of the passes he does reel in.