The Green Bay Packers are 3-1 heading into their Week 5 matchup against the split (2-2) Dallas Cowboys. They’re only considered underdogs here because they’re on the road this week, but most experts are confident that they will extend their record while continuing to dominate against the Cowboys, as has been the case in more recent memory as the series between the two progresses.
Anticipation has been building for this game since the Packers last visited AT&T Stadium, where they knocked out the NFC’s top seed in a 34-31 overtime victory to claim the Divisional Round of last seasons’s playoffs.
Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys NFL Week 5 Betting Preview
Where: AT&T Stadium – Dallas, TX
When: Sunday, October 8, 2017 – 4:25 PM ET
Line: Green Bay Packers (+2.5) vs. Dallas Cowboys (-2.5) – view all NFL lines
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Green Bay Packers (+2.5)
The Packers have an 86% winning percentage over the Cowboys over their most recent seven games (that’s 6 of 7 folks). They have won those games straight up, covering the spread in five of seven. Of course, much of the credit goes to the stellar play of QB Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers threw for 355 yards in their last meeting, and to date has even more confidence, especially when matched up against Dak Prescott who is still find his place here in his second season in the league.
Current Week 5 player props favor Rodgers, asking whether or not he will throw for 3 or more touchdowns, counting a fourth quarter TD among them.
Betting on the Dallas Cowboys (-2.5)
But Dallas is favored (slightly) for a reason. For one, the Cowboys did not lose two in a row at home through all of last season. One must also assume that they’ve learned from their mistakes (getting an earful from Gerrett) in the Week 4 35-30 loss to the LA Rams. Look to Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott to be fully motivated on their run against the Packers this Sunday. Week 5 player props ask whether or not Elliot will rush for over 100 yards, record a rushing and receiving TD, and notch 4 or more receptions. All of the above are very likely.
Dallas is fueled and ready to exact revenge on the Packers after last season’s playoff upset. They’ve got this, and they’ll cover.
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