Dallas Cowboys vs. Cleveland Browns
The Dallas Cowboys and the Cleveland Browns face off on Sunday at Cowboys Stadium in an inter-conference NFL battle. The Cowboys are -7 point favorites over the Browns with an over/under point total set at 44.
The Dallas Cowboys are in second place in the NFC East and with the division being far from decided they have plenty to play for right now. Tony Romo has completed 66.9 percent of his passes with 12 touchdowns and 13 interceptions while being sacked 17 times. With the injuries in the Cowboys backfield Felix Jones has stepped up to the plate averaging 3.8 yards per carry and catching 20 passes. Jason Witten is still Romo’s go to guy with 66 catches, Dez Bryant has 45 catches and three touchdowns, and Miles Austin has 43 catches and four touchdowns. Defensively Dallas allows 22.7 points per game, 105.2 rushing yards, and 213.6 passing yards with four interceptions and 18 sacks. Bruce Carter has 56 tackles, Anthony Spencer has 41 tackles and four sacks, and DeMarcus Ware has nine sacks. The Cowboys are coming off of a huge win in Philadelphia where the defense and special teams stepped up to the plate in a big way.
The Cleveland Browns are undergoing yet another rebuilding process and every game forward will be an audition for players and staff to see where and if they fit into the future of the franchise. Brandon Weeden has completed 55.1 percent of his passes with nine touchdowns and 12 interceptions while being sacked 14 times. Trent Richardson is averaging 3.8 yards per carry with five rushing touchdowns and he has 31 receptions and a receiving touchdown. Greg Little has 27 catches and two touchdowns, Benjamin Watson has 21 catches, and Josh Gordon has 19 catches. The Browns defense allows 23.4 points per game, 132.2 rushing yards, and 247.9 passing yards with 10 interceptions and 20 sacks. D’Qwell Jackson has 69 tackles, Buster Skrine has 58 tackles, and T.J. Ward and Craig Robertson have 50 tackles each. The Browns are already once again playing for next year.
Dallas is 5-11 against the spread in their last 16 games overall, 3-7 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 0-6 against the spread in their last six home games. Cleveland is 6-0 against the spread following a game which they didn’t cover the spread, 8-2-1 against the spread following a loss, and 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight road games.
This looks to be a very physical game and while I like the Cowboys to win this game, more than a touchdown is a little too many points.
Cleveland Browns +7 Dallas Cowboys