Cowboys struggling in home dog role
The Cowboys will find themselves in the role of a home underdog when they host the Jets tonight at 8:25PM ET. It's a role they've struggled in this season.
Oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI currently list the Jets as a 3-point road favorite over the Cowboys while the total sits at 41.5 points, down from the opening number of 42. New York is trying to fight off Pittsburgh to hold onto the sixth seed in the AFC playoff picture, while Dallas is still in the mix to win the NFC East despite being 4-9.
The Cowboys have been a home underdog four times this season and are 1-3 against the spread in those four games. More importantly, they've lost by an average margin of -12.5 in those four games and are -8.4 when it comes to the average amount of points that they've failed to cover the spread by.
That said, the Jets haven't been much better in the road of an away favorite this season. They're 1-2 against the spread in those situations, losing by an average margin of -6.0. They're also jut 2-2-1 (-2.4) at the betting window as a road team this season.