The New Orleans Saints will attempt to rain of Dallas’ postseason hopes later today when the two NFC rivals square off at Cowboys Stadium (1:00pm ET start time, FOX). The latest NFL Sunday New Orleans Saints vs Dallas Cowboys odds are expecting Dallas to weather the storm, though, as Tony Romo and company are presently listed as -2.5 against the spread home favorites. Today’s game total is set at 51.5 points.
New Orleans is out of the NFC playoff picture, but it still has an opportunity to greatly affect it. Should the Saints beat Dallas today, they will, in all probability, eliminate the Cowboys from the postseason; however, if they lose to the Pokes, Jerry Jones’ team will move one step closer to securing a playoff spot.
New Orleans shredded its own postseason hopes with a three game losing streak that featured double digit setbacks to the Niners, Falcons, and Giants. The Saints gave Dallas reason to be concerned last weekend, though, as they ended their skid with a 41-0 thrashing of NFC South rival Tampa Bay.
New Orleans win over the Bucs clearly indicated it has not quit on the season, and could pose a significant threat to the Cowboys this afternoon. The reverse is true as well with Dallas having defeated five of its last six opponents.
The Cowboys most recent triumph came last weekend when they topped the Steelers 27-24 in overtime. The victory improved Dallas record to 8-6 overall and it served as the team’s third win in its last four home games.
New Orleans has won four of its last five meetings with Dallas, including the last three in the Lone Star State, but its recent road play would suggest that run may be in jeopardy today. The Saints are 2-5 away from home and they have yet to beat a winning team on the road this season, losing to the Packers, Broncos, Falcons, and Giants by an average of 14 points per game.
Free Pick: Take the Cowboys -2.5.
New Orleans Saints vs Dallas Cowboys NFL Odds:
New Orleans Saints +2.5 (-110), Over 51.5 (-110), +120 (Moneyline)
Dallas Cowboys -2.5 (-110), Under 51.5 (-110), -140 (Moneyline)
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