The marquee matchup in the NFL on Sunday features two of the league’s top offenses when the Dallas Cowboys visit the Kansas City Chiefs, a preview of what we might see in February at Super Bowl 56. The Chiefs are slight favorites on the NFL odds.
How to Bet Cowboys at Chiefs NFL Odds & TV Info
- When: Sunday, 4:25 PM ET
- Where: Arrowhead Stadium
- TV: Fox
- Radio: http://www.siriusxm.com/nfl
- Stream Option: NFLSUNDAYTICKET.TV
- Opening NFL Lines: Chiefs -2.5 (total 56)
The Cowboys are 7-4 all-time against the Chiefs, including a 28-17 win in their last meeting in November 2017 at AT&T Stadium. That was a four-point game until Cole Beasley caught a touchdown pass with six minutes remaining. Beasley is now with Buffalo.
Why Bet on Dallas?
Dallas trounced Atlanta 43-3 last week. Dak Prescott completed 77.4 percent of his passes for 296 yards and a 127.9 passer rating. He finished with two passing touchdowns as well as one rushing score. Prescott, who has the NFL’s top-ranked passer rating (110.8) among qualified QBs, has 126 touchdown passes and 25 rushing touchdowns since entering the NFL in 2016 and joined Daunte Culpepper and Cam Newton as the only players with at least 125 touchdown passes and 25 rushing touchdowns in their first six seasons in league annals.
Ten different players caught passes in the game, and CeeDee Lamb led the way with 94 receiving yards and two scores. Michael Gallup, injured in the season opener at Tampa Bay, returned from his calf strain to haul in three passes for 42 yards.
The Cowboys lead the NFL in both total yards per game (433.9) and points scored per game (31.6). The last time Dallas finished a season leading the league in both categories was 1971, when the Cowboys won Super Bowl VI.
The Dallas defense completely shut down the Falcons, limiting quarterback Matt Ryan to just 9 of 21 passing for 117 yards and a 21.4 rating. In all, Atlanta totaled only 214 yards of offense and were 1 for 13 combined on third and fourth downs.
Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons leads NFL rookies with six sacks. Second-year cornerback Trevon Diggs had another interception. Diggs’ eight interceptions are tied for the most by a player in his team’s first nine games of a season since 1990.
Kicker Greg Zuerlein is expected back for Week 11. He was placed on the reserve/COVID list last week and missed Week 10.
Why Bet on Kansas City?
The Chiefs trounced the Raiders 41-14 last week. Patrick Mahomes, who grew up not far from Dallas as a Cowboys fan, Last week, Mahomes passed for 406 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions, compiling a 127.6 rating in the Chiefs’ win. The performance was the 30th game in which Mahomes reached 300 yards, the most such games in a player’s first five NFL seasons.
While the Cowboys’ Dak Prescott leads qualified passers with a 110.8 passer rating through 10 weeks, Mahomes 106.3 career passer rating is the highest in league history, minimum 1,500 attempts. This will mark the fourth game since 1990 featuring a current season’s passer rating leader against the career passer rating leader and first since 1995.
Kansas City wide receiver Tyreek Hill caught 7-of-10 targets for 83 yards and two touchdowns vs. the Raiders and ranks tied for third in the league this season with eight touchdown receptions. Hill, who has totaled at least seven overall touchdowns in each of his first six seasons, has 66 touchdowns (55 receiving, six rushing, five return) in 84 games. With a touchdown on Sunday, he will tie Randy Moss (67 touchdowns) for the second-most touchdowns by a player in his first 85 career games since 1970. Only Jerry Rice (81) had more.Darrel Williams was effective as both a rusher and a receiver, tallying 144 yards from scrimmage on the night. In fact, the veteran became the first tailback in franchise history to record 9+ catches, 100+ receiving yards and a receiving TD in a single game.
Top running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire might return from injury this week but Williams will keep getting touches. Although, Coach Andy Reid said “there’s a chance” the Chiefs don’t activate Edwards-Helaire (knee, I.R.) until after next week’s bye.
“There’s a chance we go that direction,” said Reid. “We’re just looking to see how he does this week, and then we’ll go from there. If we feel like he’s not ready, then we won’t put him in there.”
Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce recorded his third game this season and 28th career with at least 100 receiving yards last week. With at least 100 receiving yards against Dallas, Kelce will tie Rob Gronkowski (29 games) for the second-most such games ever by a tight end. Only Tony Gonzalez (31 games) has more.
- Cowboys are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog.
- Cowboys are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games.
- Cowboys are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Chiefs are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Chiefs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Chiefs are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games following a straight up win.
- Chiefs are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in November.
- Cowboys 31, Chiefs 27