NFL Games of the Year: Cowboys could end up faves vs. Packers

Jul 5, 2013 |
Odds are out for the biggest and best games of the upcoming NFL season. Covers Expert Will Rogers gives you his insight into some of these marquee matchups and predicts where the odds could move before kickoff.

NFL Week 15: Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys (+2)

Past history: Green Bay is 3-2 SU AND 3-2 ATS since 2004, the over is 3-2.
Early look at the Cowboys: The Cowboys failed to cover the points in seven of eight home games in 2012 and they were just 6-10 against the spread for the season. The pressure is on Jason Garret to improve on a pair of disappointing 8-8 seasons. If he fails to get his team to he playoffs in 2013, his time will likely come to an end in Dallas. There's no shortage of talent in "Big D" on both sides of the ball but consistency has eluded Dallas in recent seasons and it will have to get the monkey off its back if it wants to make the postseason.
Early look at the Packers: The Packers appeared to be finished after opening last season 2-3, but they would end up winning nine of their next 10 games and clinch a playoff birth. Despite coming off a successful season, Green Bay's defense looked terrible at times last year, especially against San Francisco. They open the season against the 49ers and they also play Washington, Cincinnati and Baltimore all in the first five weeks of the season.
Where this line will move: A lot can happen over 15 weeks of football, but the Cowboys are getting points at home here. If the Packers underperform, we could see the Cowboys favorites on gameday.

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