NFL Betting: Rested Cowboys Try to Slow Down Patriots

NFL PicksGambling Advisor blog betting players waiting for the sixth week of the NFL regular season to kick off, and they’ll be treated to a matchup of two of the most popular teams in the league as Dallas, coming off a bye, will head to New England to take on a team many are picking to win the Super Bowl.

Cowboys vs. Patriots Odds – Sunday, 4:15 PM ET

The Cowboys (2-2) could be 4-0 or 0-4, that is how wild they’ve been so far in 2011, and a lot of that is down to the play of Tony Romo. The Dallas pivot has (and continues to) played through broken ribs, and he has also thrown some costly late NFL betting picks to take his team out of the game. The secondary is improved, but Detroit still rolled over them in the second half of a 34-30 win just over a week ago. The talent is there, but the Cowboys are shooting themselves in the foot with mistakes and that is the reason while some price per head sports fans are hesitant to put their faith in Dallas when it comes to making Super Bowl picks.

The Patriots (4-1) put up 446 yards of offense on their rivals from New York in a 30-21 win over the Jets at home, and even though Tom Brady had huge numbers (24-of-33 for 321 yards, a touchdown and a pick), the story is a running game that is improving each and every week. The Patriots ran for 152 yards, including 136 yards from BenJarvus Green-Ellis, who added a pair of scores as well. New England also took advantage of the Jets’ penalties (four first downs came from flags), and their defense also stepped up, holding New York to 255 yards.

Price per head odds should have the Patriots favored at home, and these two have met twice since 2003, with New England winning and covering the spread both times, and one of the games went over the posted total. This should be a high-scoring affair as both teams have shown the propensity to give up points, but it’s tough to bet against Brady and the New England offense, especially since they have a running game now. How do the Cowboys stop them? And if the game is close down the stretch, who are you more comfortable siding with, Brady or Romo? That is a no-brainer; Brady is, well, Tom Brady, and the New England defense, even though they give up a ton of yards, live off turnovers and that isn’t a good sign for Romo, who throws them at the worst times. Go with New England in your sports betting online picks.

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