December is here and that means some of the most intense football is coming. The Buffalo Bills are now preparing to face yet another top team in a three-game stretch, this time the Dallas Cowboys. The Bills open as -1.5 favorites against the Cowboys, with the over/under set at 48.5 and the Money-line opened at -125 for Buffalo and +105 for Dallas, it’s clear that bettors expect fireworks and plenty of them.
Next weekend’s game promises to be an exciting matchup as Buffalo strives to stay alive in the hunt for the postseason. The Bills are coming off a narrow 20-17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, a game that wasn’t without controversy. The final drive saw WR Kadarius Toney line up offside, negating a potential game-winning play for the Chiefs on a lateral throw from Kelce that led to a touchdown. Despite the controversy, quarterback Josh Allen impressed with his dynamic plays, while Buffalo’s defense also showed up for most of the game.
However, the victory over the Chiefs did little to quiet the scrutiny surrounding Bills coach Sean McDermott, who has been under fire since a recent article detailing past experiences from former players, coaches, and staff members that didn’t paint McDermott in the most positive of lights.
Another key concern for Buffalo is the lackluster performance of star defensive player Von Miller, who has struggled to make an impact this season and is yet to record a sack. Miller was also in the news over the bye week after his longtime fiance called the police on him for domestic violence, which led to a warrant for his arrest. She has since recanted her statement and stresses the whole thing was being blown out of proportion.
What’s not being overstated is how his production since returning from injury does not match his price tag. He had one tackle in the game yesterday against the Chiefs and will need to ramp up the production if the Bills hope to remain alive and continue to win.
Additionally, safety Micah Hyde suffered yet another injury, raising questions about his availability for the upcoming game against Dallas.
On the flip side, the Cowboys have enjoyed an impressive season, led by the outstanding performance of quarterback Dak Prescott. They have scored 40 points or more in three of their last five games, and 30+ in the two they didn’t reach 40 points. Dallas possesses a top-tier offense that will pose a significant challenge for the Bills. Wide receiver CeeDee Lamb and a strong supporting cast further solidify the Cowboys’ offensive passing attack while running back Tony Pollard makes big plays week after week.
Defensively, the Cowboys are equally formidable, with Micah Parsons being one of the most feared pass rushers in the NFL and a hungry secondary that has amassed an impressive 21 takeaways for the season. With such a strong defensive unit, Dallas is well-equipped to stifle the Bills’ offense, making this matchup an intriguing test for quarterback Josh Allen, who has played with inspired form in recent games.
The stakes are high for both teams, with the Buffalo Bills vying to stay in contention for the playoffs and the Dallas Cowboys looking to solidify their position as legitimate contenders for the Super Bowl. In a season of unpredictability and standout performances, this game has all the ingredients to be a thrilling battle between two talented teams. How do you see this game going? Are you shocked the Bills are favored in this game? Do you think the Bills defense can limit Prescott and the Cowboys next week?
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