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Bettors May Want To Look At Carr's Numbers!
I guess the assumption across America is that TO and Drew Bledsoe will kiss and make up this week and then dissect the Houston Texan's defense to pieces. I noticed that the largest Sportsbook and casino on the planet is in a generous mood this weekend, as they are offering Houston backers +13 points against Jerry Jones Cowboys.
While most of the Football world has slammed the Houston organization for its decision to pick defensive end Mario Williams over Reggie Bush, they would be hard pressed to disagree with their hiring of Gary Kubiak as head coach. He has done wonders for beleaguered quarterback David Carr. As for Cowboys coach Bill Parcells, a victory over Houston would give him a win over all 32 current NFL franchises.
The two have not played since the Texans won their inaugural game. QB David Carr is the league's top-rated passer at 108.9 and has completed an NFL-best 73 percent of his passes. WR Andre Johnson has topped the 100 yard receiving mark in three of the team's four games. DE ND Kalu ha three sacks and a forced fumble in his last four games against the Cowboys. Cowboys run defense allows 75.3 ypg on the ground. Texans run for 76 ypg. Quarterback Drew Bledsoe, got roughed up in Philadelphia, but it 6-2 at Texas Stadium with 13 TDs and five interceptions. LB DeMarcus Ware has 6.5 sacks in his last six games and returned a fumble 69 yards for a touchdown last week.
When wagering on games it is very important to pay attention to sandwich games and we have one here. Dallas is coming off an emotional loss at Philly gets a perceived cupcake opponent in the Texans and then welcomes division rival New York to town next week.
Another important fact is the inability of kicker Mike Vanderjadt to get his kickoffs deep and this will provide the Texans with excellent field position. Over/under-43.
Under is 8-3-1 in DAL last 12 games on Turf.
Under is 8-3-1 in DAL last 12 home games.
About the Author: Bob Acton is an experienced sports writer and handicapper, who has written for the sports industry for over 10 years. His years of writing for Sports Scene, sports consulting on 33 Made for Television and Major Motion Pictures and his work as an instructo