Packers Favored Over Cowboys
Cowboys Ride Hot Quarterback Into Lambeau
The Dallas Cowboys were staring at another lost season without QB Tony Romo, but with rookie Dak Prescott at the helm, they carry a 4-1 SU and ATS record into Sunday’s matchup (4:25 PM ET, FOX) with the Green Bay Packers. Despite the strong start, Dallas is a 4-point road dog at press time, with a total of 47 points on the NFL odds board.
Prescott (seven combined TDs, zero INTs) is second in the league with an 83.9 QBR through Week 5, two spots ahead of his Green Bay counterpart, two-time MVP Aaron Rodgers (79.4 QBR). The Cowboys have also gotten quality play from rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott, who has scampered for five touchdowns on 5.0 yards per carry and leads the NFL with 546 yards rushing.
The Packers (3-1 SU, 2-1-1 ATS) had the early bye in Week 4, so they’ll be the fresher team at Lambeau Field. However, Green Bay’s pass defense hasn’t been very good this year, and CB Sam Shields has yet to practice since suffering a concussion in the season opener. Sunday’s weather forecast calls for clear skies over Lambeau with temperatures in the low 60s at kick-off.