You’re not going to want to watch or bet this game. Please, I beg you, stay away.
The Cowboys have the league’s worst record against the spread (2-10) and are coming off a short week after playing a Tuesday night COVID bowl. Tell ‘em who the Cowboys get today! … The Bengals. Yuck.
I know what you’re thinking. How can anyone lose to Cincinnati without Joe Burrow? It’s a valid question. But before you go and lock Dallas in, remember that the Bengals are not much worse, even with Brandon Allen. After Burrow went down, Cincy covered against the Giants and held the Dolphins under 20. Only two other defenses have kept Miami under 20 this season.
Leighton Vander Esch and the Dallas D have been abysmal in 2020, too. The defense ranks last in points per game and rushing yards per game.
Like most of you, I enjoy shitting on the Cowboys. But, let’s face it, the Bengals, with Giovani Bernard in the backfield, aren’t a good bet either. You don’t have great options here.