Sunday at Heinz Field the (4-4) Pittsburgh Steelers will host the (7-1) Dallas Cowboys and based solely on how the two teams are playing right now, one would think the visiting team would be favored. That, however, isn’t the case.
According to vegasinsider.com, the Steelers opened up as 3-point favorites over the Cowboys.
The Cowboys, who are led by rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, have shocked a lot of people so far this season. In addition to Prescott playing well, the Cowboys offense is averaging 165.3 yards rushing per game entering Week 10 as rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott already has 891 yards on the ground in addition to 7 touchdowns on the season.
If the Cowboys offense isn’t enough to scare you, their defense has complimented their counterpoints well. In fact, the Cowboys enter Week 10 having only allowed an average of 17.5 points per game and not once so far this season have they allowed more than 23 points in a single game.
While the Steelers defense played reasonably well in Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens, it’s hard to get excited about that unit holding down an offense that has severely under-performed all season. With that said, had the Steelers offensive and special team units played as well as the defense did on Sunday, we’d more than likely be talking about a win on this Monday.
Prior to the start of the regular season, Cantor Technology had the Steelers favored by 8.5-points in their Week 10 game against the Cowboys. Boy, were they off the mark on that one.
The Steelers 2016 season definitely hasn’t gone as many thought it would so far through their first 8 games and a loss at home Sunday to the Cowboys will leave many to wonder if they’ll even have a shot at making the playoffs with 7 games left on their schedule.
By the time Sunday’s game rolls around, I’m willing to bet the line drops a little and it certainly shouldn’t be a shock if it does.
We’ll be previewing this upcoming game against the Cowboys throughout the week so please stayed tuned for that content.