Dallas Cowboys vs Pittsburgh Steelers 08/05/2021 Odds, Picks and Predictions
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Dallas Cowboys vs Pittsburgh Steelers 08/05/2021 – The NFL 2021 season has already arrived with the Hall of Fame game all set to take place at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. The Dallas Cowboys will kick-off against the Pittsburgh Steelers in an exciting preseason opening game. Last year was one of the most unforgettable seasons with the pandemic but this season is expected to be better and bigger. The Dallas Cowboys finished third in the NFC East last season. The Cowboys are hoping for a better opportuning this year. As for Pittsburgh, they topped the AFC North and are looking forward to continuing their success.
Dallas Cowboys vs Pittsburgh Steelers 08/05/2021
The Dallas Cowboys have brought back Dak Prescott on their squad after his injury last season. Prescott was out in his fifth game and was unable to return. In a span of five games, the quarterback managed to score an average of 32.6 points. Despite Prescott’s return, Garrett Gilbert was expected to start on Thursday. The other players will be Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamp, and Michael Gallup. Dallas has a weak defense that held the 23rd rank last season. Cooper Rush and Ben DiNucci are the other expected players to take the field.
Players to watch: Andy Dalton QB (GP 11, CMP 216, ATT 333, CMP% 64.9, YDS 2169, AVG 6.5, YDS/G 207.3, LNG 69, TD 14, INT 8, SACK 24, SYL 183, RTG 87.3), Ezekiel Elliott RB (GP 15, ATT 244, YDS 979, AVG 4, LNG 31, BIG 3, TD 6, YDS/G 65.3, FUM 5, LST 4, FD 62), Amari Cooper WR (GP 16, REC 92, TGTS 130, YDS 1114, AVG 12.1, TD 5, LNG 69, BIG 13, YDS/G 69.6, FUM 0, LST 0, YAC 408, FD 54).
The Pittsburgh Steelers are settled with Ben Roethlisberger as their veteran quarterback. The Steelers had a productive season and they have Najee Harris on their squad. The Steelers drafted the Alabama running back to improve their running game. Harris recorded 729 receiving yards and 2690 rushing yards in his last two seasons with Alabama. The Steelers are a defensive team and they thrive to prevent opponents. The Steelers held the third rank in defensive efficiency. Cameron Heyward, Devin Bush, Terrell Edmunds, and TJ Watt are all expected to return.
Players to watch: Ben Roethlisberger QB (GP 15, CMP 399, ATT 608, CMP% 65.6, YDS 3803, AVG 6.3, YDS/G 254.3, LNG 84, TD 33, INT 10, SACK 13, SYL 118, RTG 94.1), James Conner RB (GP 13, ATT 169, YDS 721, AVG 4.3, LNG 59, BIG 5, TD 6, YDS/G 55.5, FUM 2, LST 0, FD 42), Diontae Johnson WR (GP 15, REC 88, TGTS 144, YDS 923, AVG 10.5, TD 7, LNG 47, BIG 10, YDS/G 61.5, FUM 1, LST 0, YAC 396, FD 45).
Dallas Cowboys vs Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Numbers
Dallas are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games.
Pittsburgh are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
Dallas Cowboys vs Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Picks
The NFL betting websites are in support of the Steelers to win this game and get past the Cowboys. Pittsburgh has a solid running back and most of their key pieces are returning from last season. Look for the Steelers to win this game with ease.