Dallas at Arizona- NFL Week 3 Monday Night Game Preview and Pick

The Dallas Cowboys return to action this Monday night in a NFC tilt against the Arizona Cardinals in an 8:30 p.m. (ET) kickoff at U of Phoenix Stadium. The game will be broadcast nationally by ESPN.

 

Dallas at Arizona- NFL Week 3 Monday Night Game Preview and Pick

                                                       

BetAnySports Pointspread: Dallas -3

BetAnySports Total Line: 47

 

The Dallas Cowboys return to action this Monday night in a NFC tilt against the Arizona Cardinals in an 8:30 p.m. (ET) kickoff at U of Phoenix Stadium. The game will be broadcast nationally by ESPN.

 

Dallas at Arizona Game Preview

 

The Cowboys find themselves at an even 1-1 on the year both straight-up and against the spread heading into Monday night’s matchup. They got past the rival New York Giants 19-3 in their opener as six-point home favorites before getting pushed around last Sunday in a 42-17 loss to Denver as slight 2.5-point favorites on the road on BetAnySports’ closing line. The total stayed well UNDER the closing 46-point line against the Giants before going way OVER 44 points in the lopsided loss to the Broncos.

 

Both Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott played a major role as rookies in the Cowboys’ run to a 13-3 record last season, but they would have to share most of the blame for last Sunday’s embarrassing performance at Mile High. Prescott put the ball up 50 times only to complete 30 passes for 238 yards. He tossed two touchdowns, but he also tossed two interceptions. Elliott ran the ball nine times and he ended the day with a grand total of eight yards.

 

Arizona split its first two games SU while going 0-2 ATS. It was on the wrong end of a 35-23 loss to Detroit on opening day as a 2.5-point road favorite and last Sunday it grinded out a 16-13 victory on the road against Indianapolis as a 6.5-point favorite. The total went OVER BetAnySports closing 48.5-point line in the loss to the Lions before staying UNDER 44 points against the Colts.

 

Veteran quarterback Carson Palmer has turned in two forgettable performances to start his 15th season in the NFL. His completion rate on 84 passing attempts stands at 54.8 and he has thrown twice as many interceptions (4) than touchdowns (2). The one bright spot has been the play of third-year wide receiver JJ Nelson with 10 catches for 163 yards and both of Palmer’s scoring throws. The Cardinals’ running game has struggled with an average of 2.8 yards a carry with their lead back David Johnson out of the lineup with a dislocated wrist.

 

Dallas at Arizona Free Game Prediction

 

Both of these teams have struggled to put points on the board in their first two games and I see these issues on offense lingering into Monday night’s contest. I would lean towards Arizona getting points at home, but my ‘best bet’ pick is the UNDER on BetAnySports’ 47-point total line.