Another Daniel Jones turnover led to a fumble recovery for a touchdown in the final seconds of the Cowboys victory over the Giants Monday night.
Cowboys 37, Giants 18
Line: Dallas -6.5, 48.5
OVER bettors are doing a happy dance Monday night, while UNDER ticket holders are cursing the loose black cat that temporarily halted the game as a bad luck sign following a wild finish at MetLife Stadium.
Down 30-18 late in the fourth quarter, Giants quarterback Daniel Jones orchestrated a 15-play, 49-yard drive in 4:12 minutes in search of a morale-boosting score to carry into the locker room and next week.
Slowly marching up the field against a soft prevent defense, Jones lined up at the Dallas 24-yard line with roughly 20 seconds remaining in what likely was the game’s final play.
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Dropping back and looking for a target in the end zone, defensive lineman Dorance Armstrong stripped the rookie quarterback from behind and forced Jones’ third turnover of the contest.
The Cowboys’ Jourdan Lewis scooped up the loose ball and strolled 63 yards for a fumble recovery touchdown with 0:06 remaining in regulation. The score pushed the final tally OVER a 48.5 total much to the chagrin of ticket holders balancing a half point prior to the play.
Jones and Co. entered Monday night leading the NFL with 19 turnovers.
First half OVER 24 bettors also cashed thanks to a long 52-yard field goal by Dallas kicker Brett Maher with three seconds left before halftime.
The Cowboys easily covered a 6.5-point line with a 24-6 edge over the Giants in the second half. They missed the number (-3.5) before the break, sporting a slim 13-12 lead into the locker room.
Quarterback Dak Prescott is now 17-4 SU and 16-5 ATS facing NFC East rivals when attempting at least 10 passes in a contest. The franchise star threw for 257 yards, three touchdowns, and a pick on 22-of-35 passes in victory, including this bullet to Amari Cooper:
Running back Ezekiel Elliott rumbled for 139 yards on 23 carries in a dominant performance.
Up next, the Cowboys head home to take on the Vikings in Week 10, favored by a field goal in opening lines.
The Giants, meanwhile, square off against the Jets for the battle of MetLife Stadium. The New York teams have a combined three wins between them.