Cowboys vs Falcons Odds and Predictions
The 101st NFL season is underway with 16 matches completed in the first week. The defending champions Kansas City Chiefs were off to a flyer with a win against Texans in the inaugural while last years runner-up 49ers suffered a shocking defeat against Cardinals.
The other surprise included Los Angeles Rams winning against the Dallas Cowboys 20-17. With the second week already lined-up with some exciting showdowns, one of the key clashes is between the Cowboys and Falcons on Sunday the 20th.
Atlanta Falcons are coming off a bad performance in the first game, losing 25-38 against the Seattle Seahawks whereas the Cowboys couldn’t control Rams from running away with the game.
The Cowboys failed to make it to the playoffs after finishing 2nd in the NFC East group with 8 wins and 8 losses for the season and will be looking to return to the big stage this time around. The Atlanta Falcons had a torrid time last season with just 7 victories and 9 defeats but managed to finish 2nd in NFC South.
The Dallas cowboys will play the Atlanta Falcons at the AT&T Stadium at 1 PM ET on Sunday.
The Dallas cowboys are expected to comfortably win this nfl game.
Cowboys vs Falcons Odds and Predictions : Buzz and Team News
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The Falcons have never opened 0-2 with quarterback Matt Ryan. Teams that have started 0-2 have rarely made it to the playoffs.
Cowboys vs Falcons Odds and Predictions : Recent Form
With the corona pandemic shaking the planet, the pre-season was inevitably cancelled and the players were expected to stay safe. The players did that exactly and are now back in action with the matches lined-up every week.
The 2019 season was not particularly not good for Cowboys by failing to make it to the play-offs. They were comfortably placed after Week 11 with six wins and four losses but failed to keep the momentum going after losing the next 4 out of 6 games.
Despite their strong performance in Week 17, there was little they could do to prevent a non-winning season since 2019. In the last outings they lost against Eagles, Chicago Bears, Buffalo Bills and Patriots along with victories against Rams and Redskins that didn’t help their cause.
The Falcons had one of the worst starts to the 2019 season with a 1-7 record after 8 games. That particular loss against Saints ensured that they can’t make it to the play-offs for the second consecutive season.
But something dramatic and unexpected happened as they came back strongly winning six out of eight games in the second half of the season as they missed the play-spot by fine margins. Barring that defeat in the season opener, Falcons enjoyed a 4-match winning streak with wins against Panthers, 49ers, Jaguars and Buccaneers. It is time they pick themselves up and kickstart their campaign once again.
Cowboys vs Falcons Odds and Predictions : Head-to-head
Even though this seems to be a one-sided affair, it is wrong to underestimate the opponents. The Falcons would want to get into winning ways so that they don’t have to face yet another group stage exit whereas the five-time Super Bowl champions would want to return to their best form.
Historically speaking, the clashes between the teams hasn’t been dominated by a particular team that paves way for an interesting clash on Sunday for the fans.
Overall, the two sides have met on 28 occasions with Dallas emerging victorious in 17 games with Atlanta based team having 11 wins.
The Cowboys also lead the regular season 15-11 and has remained undefeated (2-0) when they face Falcons postseason. Their recent meeting in November 2018 was won by Cowboys but when we look at the last five meetings, it paints a totally different picture.
Falcons have won three out of five games with a three-game winning streak against their rivals. Regardless of what the stats or the history say, it all comes down to how they express themselves on matchday.
Cowboys vs Falcons odds, predictions and picks summary
It seems that online sports betting platforms have their money on Cowboys but have given an outside chance to the visitors. According to Oddschecker, the website which gives the best odds have gone on to back the hosts with odds of 4/9 while the Falcons are settled for 2/1 currently.
Bettingexpert, platform known for giving odds also expect the Cowboys to scrape through this clash. They have the odds of 1.43 to the favorites and odds of 3.00 stacked against the underdogs.
Another website Smarkets have gone on to predict a 71.43% chance of a Cowboys victory in the next game. They have also gone on to give the odds of 1.44 to hosts whereas the Falcons who have got odds of 3 have a huge task in hand.
FiveThirtyEight have gone on to predict a 64% chance of a Cowboys triumph with Falcons behind at just 33% chance for them.