The Dallas Cowboys and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking to finish their preseason campaigns with a bang, and that means a win this coming Thursday in Arlington. Both teams are coming off impressive wins in Week 3, but who will come out on top in this matchup? Going into game, the sportsbook favors the home team by 4.5-points (opening spread). The Cowboys are +1800 to win Super Bowl 54, while the Bucs are +1800 to win the NFC South title.
Betting Preview for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Dallas Cowboys NFL Preseason Week 4 Game on August 29, 2019
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
When: Thursday, August 29, 2019, 8:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1 Preseason)
For their second win of the preseason, the Bucs cooled down the hyped-up Cleveland Browns in a 13-12 home win last Friday. The Browns were ahead late in the game until rookie kicker Matt Gay drilled in the winning field goal with 15 seconds left in regulation. Jameis Winston wasn’t exactly on top of his game, completing just 9 of 19 passes for 88 yards, while Ryan Griffin went 11-for-17 for 121 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver Chris Godwin continued to separate himself from the other wideouts on the roster by compiling 52 receiving yards on four receptions and six catches. Blaine Gabbert sustained a dislocated shoulder in the Browns game, which likely meant that the backup quarterback job behind Winston is now for Griffin to lose. The Bucs’ defense held up, especially in the end zone, where they didn’t allow the Browns to score a touchdown in three trips there. The Bucs are fifth in the preseason with just 253.3 total yards surrendered per game.
The over is 5-2 in the Bucs’ last seven preseason games.
Betting on the Dallas Cowboys (2-1 Preseason)
If the Cowboys were being bothered by the still ongoing holdout of running back Ezekiel Elliott, they certainly did an incredible job of hiding it in Week 3, as they absolutely demolished the Houston Texans at home to the tune of a 34-0 score. Dak Prescott played briefly and went 2 of 5 for 22 passing yards and a touchdown pass to Michael Gallup, while Cooper Rush went 15 of 25 for 173 passing yards. Rush likely has won the backup job over Mike White. It was the Cowboys’ defense that shined the most against the Texans, at least arguably. The Cowboys’ pass rush was a monster Houston couldn’t stave off, as Dallas recorded eight sacks that resulted in a loss of 38 yards for Houston. That doesn’t bode well for Tampa Bay’s offensive line that just allowed seven sacks for 47 yards of loss to Cleveland last week. Taco Charlton and Kerry Hyder each had two sacks for Dallas in Week 3 of the preseason.
The under is 6-0 in Dallas’ last six preseason games.
The Cowboys win, 19-16.
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