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Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans Preseason NFL Football Betting

Posted by: Mike Davis
Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans Betting

Even though it’s just the preseason, this week’s battle for Texas is bound to draw some NFL football betting attention. After all, who could pass the opportunity to tune in for this Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans pairing? Let’s check on this week’s online betting odds to see which team the sportsbooks are taking.

Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans – Thursday, August 30th   

When: 8:00 pm ET

Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: NFL Game Pass

NFL Football Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Cowboys +4 (-110)   33½ (-110)     –
Texans -4 (-110)    33½ (-110)
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Dallas Cowboys     

One year removed from their rookie-breakout sensation that saw Dallas make it all the way to the playoffs just to lose their 1st postseason matchup, and the Cowboys once again missed out on the NFL postseason. This year America’s Team posted a 9-7 record that was good enough to get the No. 2 seed in the NFC East but was not good enough to lock up a Wild Card berth. A lot of the blame could be placed on Ezekiel Elliott, who was one of the Cowboys’ biggest contributors the year before. However, Elliott got himself involved in some off the field issues and consequently wound up suspended by the league. The suspension only lasted a couple of games but it was enough to take Dallas’ momentum out from under them. Afterwards, the franchise was unable to truly bounce back. They look to that this upcoming season.

Players to Watch: Dak Prescott (3,324 passing yards, 22 TD, 13 INT), Ezekiel Elliott (983 rushing yards, 7 TD, 1 F), and Terrance Williams (568 receiving yards, 0 TD, 53 REC).    

Houston Texans  

After winning the division in 2016, Houston had high hopes for the 2017 season. Unfortunately, most of those hopes didn’t pan out as the franchise finished the season with a 4-12 record. Most of the problems can be pinned on an injury to starting quarterback Deshaun Watson. Before both Watson and JJ Watt went down with injuries, the Texans looked dominant on both sides of the ball. But after those two studs went down, Houston looked like an entirely different team. Moving forward, Houston has the pieces in place to claim the AFC South for themselves. In fact, they’re biggest worry for this upcoming season should be keeping everyone healthy. If they can manage that, they should be a shoo-in for this year’s postseason.

Players to Watch: Deshaun Watson (1,699 passing yards, 19 TD, 8 INT), Lamar Miller (888 rushing yards, 3 TD, 0 F), and DeAndre Hopkins (1,378 receiving yards, 13 TD, 96 REC).

Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Dallas has posted a 3-1 SU record in their last 4 matchups against the Texans
  • Dallas has posted a 2-2 ATS record in their last 4 matchups against the Texans
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas’ last 4 matchups against the Texans
  • Houston has posted a 2-3 SU record in their last 5 games
  • Houston has posted a 3-2 ATS record in their last 5 games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 3 of Houston’s last 5 games
Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans Betting Picks

So which way should mobile betting players lean in this Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans matchup? All things considered, it’s probably better to stick with Houston. They’ll have the home crowd behind them. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 32-28 Houston.

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