Week 14 NFL Picks: Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers

David Lawrence

Saturday, December 12, 2015 1:58 AM GMT

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 1:58 AM GMT

Dallas showed a lot of heart to beat Washington on the road and pull themselves to 4-8, and they're still in the hunt in the NFC East. Green Bay is 8-4 after a Hail Mary win in Detroit, and they lead in the NFC North now as they host the Cowboys.

Opening Odds & Line Movement
Open: -7.5 +102 at Pinnacle

The Packers opened up as 7.5-point favorites at home, which is where the NFL odds are now. That's a credit to the Cowboys, who won 19-16 in Washington on Monday night. It was an ugly game to watch, but that is how the Cowboys are going to win with Tony Romo injured as Dallas still had three fumbles, but their defense stepped up huge. The Packers were down 17-0 at halftime against the Lions, but stormed back to stun the Lions 27-23 and their Hail Mary pass between the Rodgers connection (QB Aaron and TE Richard) is one of the plays of the season. But this is a Packers team that has been through the battles and know what it takes when the going gets tough, and they went from struggling to being on top of the NFC North. They have a big chance to take control of the North with Minnesota at Arizona on Thursday night.

 

Cowboys vs. Packers Spread

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Cowboys vs. Packers Totals

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Cowboys vs. Packers Money Line

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Injuries
The Cowboys don't have any new injuries to report going into this game, which is good news. Romo isn't close to coming back from his broken collarbone, but the Cowboys won't put him on the injured-reserve list. This is because they could still make the playoffs, which is crazy, but their defense is playing extremely well.

The Packers have their entire starting offensive line on the injury report, starting with T David Bakhtiari, who was a full participant with his knee injury. T Bryan Bulaga (ankle), G T.J. Lang (shoulder) and G Josh Sitton (back) were limited, while C Corey Linsley (ankle) didn't practice. LB Clay Matthews (ankle) and WR Ty Montgomery (ankle) were limited, along with LB Nick Perry (shoulder). 

 

Trends
Dallas is 4-8 ATS and 3-3 ATS on the road, while Green Bay is 7-5 ATS and 3-3 ATS at home. There is no total as of Wednesday, but the Packers have gone under eight times, while the Cowboys have gone under seven times.

The Cowboys are 4-6 SU and 5-5 ATS in their last 10 meetings with the Packers, who are 6-3 SU and 5-3 ATS in nine home games with Dallas.

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