|2009 NFL Betting Preview: Cowboys at Broncos Trends, Injuries & Picks|
|Written by TheSpread|
|Sunday, 04 October 2009 09:45|
DAL at DEN FREE PICK
The Denver Broncoswill look to stay undefeated this season when they host the Dallas Cowboys at4:15PM ET on Sunday.
The Cowboys improved to2-1 with a 21-7 win over the Panthers on Monday night. Tashard Choicerushed for 82 yards on 18 carries as Dallas covered the spread as 9.5-pointfavorites.
The Broncos also won,beating the Raiders 23-3 as a 2.5-point road favorite. Kyle Orton threwfor 157 yards and a touchdown while Brandon Marshall had a TD reception and CorrellBuckhalter rushed for 108 yards on 14 carries.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.comhave made the Cowboys 3-point favorites on the road. The over/under total forthis game has been established at 42.5.
Denver’s offense hasn’ttaken shape yet under new head coach Josh McDaniels, but it has improvedevery week this season. The defense has been the thing that has carried theBroncos to a 3-0 start, limiting opponents to under a touchdown per game sofar.
The Cowboys may be 2-1,but their wins have come over bad Tampa Bay and Carolina squads. Tony Romohas been inconsistent this year and running backs Marion Barber and FelixJones are dealing with injuries.
Denver’s defense shouldcontain Choice, who is expected to see the majority of the carries, and force Romoto make a couple of turnovers. We think the Broncos will this game outright.
Our NFL Week 4 FreePick for this matchup is: DENVER BRONCOS +3 and OVER 42.5.
223 Dallas Cowboys –3 Over42.5 Moneyline: -150
224 Denver Broncos +3Under 42.5 Moneyline: +130
Dallas is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games
Robert Brewster, T, P-U-PList
Michael Hamlin, S, OutWeek 4 (wrist)
Curtis Johnson, LB, OutWeek 4 (hamstring)
Felix Jones, RB, Out Week4 (knee)
Flozell Adams, T, ProbableWeek 4 (shoulder)
Marion Barber, RB,Probable Week 4 (thigh)
DeMarcus Ware, LB, ProbableWeek 4 (neck)
Jason Williams, LB,Probable Week 4 (ankle)
Spencer Larsen, LB, OutWeek 4 (shoulder)
Ben Hamilton, G, DoubtfulWeek 4 (hamstring)
Alphonso Smith, CB,Doubtful Week 4 (ankle)
Ryan Harris, T,Questionable Week 4 (shoulder)
Brandon Stokley, WR,Questionable Week 4 (thigh)
Peyton Hillis, RB,Probable Week 4 (head)
Kenny McKinley, WR,Probable Week 4 (illness)
Posted: 10/4/09 2:45PM ET