NFL Player Prop Predictions are out for the game between the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday (October 23).
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Match Details: Lions vs Cowboys
Fixture: Lions at Cowboys
Date and Time: Sunday, October 23 at 1:00 PM ET
Venue: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
#1 NFL Player Prop: Dak Prescott Under 259.5 Passsing Yards (-115)
Prescott's passing yards in his first game back after suffering a thumb injury to his throwing hand appear to be quite high at this point. If the Cowboys are starting him, we have to assume he is prepared, but it seems unlikely he will have absolutely zero difficulties throwing the ball in this game.
I anticipate the Cowboys will employ the same strategy that helped them get to 4-1 while Cooper Rush was playing. In this battle, they will rely on their rushing attack to overcome the 32nd-ranked run defense of the Lions while letting Prescott manage the game as he becomes more at ease and confident throwing with his injured thumb.
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#2 NFL Player Prop: Dak Prescott over 9.5 rushing yards (-110)
Prescott's throwing hand may be hurt, but his legs are in excellent condition. After recovering from a horrific ankle injury, his rushing averages drastically decreased last year, but he still managed 9.7 yards per game, which is higher than this week's prop line.
The Lions allow the most rushing yards to opposition QBs in the league (33.2 yards per game), and Geno Smith, who ran for 49 yards on seven runs against them, is the most dangerous running QB they have faced after Jalen Hurts. They blitz on 31.3% of plays, ranking fifth in the league, which makes them susceptible to a mobile quarterback who breaks the containment.
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#3 NFL Player Prop: Dalton Schultz under 29.5 receiving yards (-105)
If you're going to wager on the under, you might as well stack it with the under on Prescott's passing completion percentage (22.5) and some of his pass catchers. The under on tight end Dalton Schultz would be the best wager for a pass catcher.
Since Prescott's injury, Schultz has had a difficult season with only 2 catches on 8 targets for 18 yards (three games played, as he missed two due to injury). Although Prescott's absence prevented Schultz from averaging 35.5 yards per game in 11 games, sans Prescott in 2020, some of that could be due to a lack of connection with Cooper Rush.
Even though Schultz had seven catches on nine targets for 62 yards in Week 1, that was before the knee injury he sustained in Week 2 and has been dealing with ever since.
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