Giants-Cowboys Betting Line 

The rivalry between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants has been going on for decades. So which team is truly the best? 

This article traces the rivalry between the two NFL teams, including stats from last season. We include information to help you understand the Cowboys’ odds and the Giants’ odds. We also discuss the betting lines and trends in the 2020 NFL season.

Cowboys vs. Giants: Greatest Games 

All-Time Series

The Cowboys and the New York Giants have met each other 118 times in regular seasons between 1960 and 2021, including one postseason game. In these teams’ matchups, the Dallas Cowboys have won 69 games, while the Giants have won 47 times. The two NFC East teams have also tied twice. 

Rivalry Moments

First Win in the New Stadium   

On September 20, 2009, the Giant’s placekicker, Lawrence Tynes, completed a 37-yard goal with no time left to give New York a tight 33-31 victory. The victory spoiled the opening of the AT&T Stadium, which hosted a record-breaking attendance of 105,121 fans. 

After the matchup, Giants’ QB Eli Manning signed the wall of the visiting locker and wrote “33-31. First win in the new stadium” next to his name.

 Catch of the Year 

On November 23, 2014, Giants’ rookie Odell Beckham Jr. caught a 43-yard TD pass from Eli Manning early in the second quarter of the Week 12 NBC Sunday Night Football game against the Cowboys.

Dallas’ cornerback Brandon Carr was called for a pass interference penalty, which didn’t stop Beckham from fully extending his right hand to catch the pass. While the jaw-dropping game made it 14-3 in favor of New York, Dallas rallied back, winning the matchup through Tony Romo’s 13-yard TD pass to Dez Bryant with only 1:01 left in the fourth quarter. The game secured a come-from-behind 31-28 win for the Cowboys en route to a season sweep of the series. 

Odell Beckham’s one-handed touchdown reception was hailed as the “catch of the year,” which eventually became the defining moment of his NFL career. 

Lopsided Victory

The full bitterness of the Giants-Cowboys rivalry played out on November 7, 1994. The Dallas Cowboys hosted the Giants at the old Texas Stadium on ESPN Monday Night Football. The matchup wasn’t in question as Dallas was the better team during that era. The Cowboys entered the game with a 7-1 record, while the Giants were on a 3-5 slump.

Things started to heat up when the Cowboys’ Hubbard Alexander attacked the Giants’ Jarvis Williams. Dallas’ wide receiver Michael Irvin then hit Williams with a helmet. After that, the Cowboys’ safety James Washington grabbed a tripod from a photographer and yelled for New York players to take him on. NFL fined Washington $10,000 and Irvin $12,000.  

When the game resumed, Dallas flipped New York on several rushing TDs en route to a lopsided 38-10 victory. 

Vying for the Top Seed

The two NFC East teams, namely Dallas and New York, faced each other with an identical 11-4 record, competing for the top seed in the NFC playoffs. 

The Cowboys’ rushing yard career leader Emmitt Smith suffered a separated right shoulder in the first quarter but continued to play. Smith rushed 168 yards, including 41 on the game-winning drive, as Dallas won 16-13 in OT. 

The loss dropped New York to the fourth seed, while the Cowboys secured the first seed in the playoffs. Emmitt Smith’s gritty performances lifted the Cowboys over the Buffalo Bills. He won the MVP honors in Super Bowl XXVIII.    

Giants-Cowboys: Stats Last Season

The Dallas Cowboys (6-9) headed into the regular-season finale against the New York Giants (5-10) in Week 17 of the 2020 NFL game at the MetLife Stadium.  

Before their Week 17 matchup, the Giants had already lost three games, with their most recent defeat from the hands of the Baltimore Ravens in Week 16. Despite the 5-10 standing, New York was still in contention for the playoffs because of the Washington Football Team’s Week 16 loss (13-20) against Carolina Panthers.   

More Details About the New York Giants

The Giants lost to the Ravens (13-27) in Week 16 of the 2020 NFL Games. Philadelphia Eagles and Washington also lost later in the day, so New York remained alive in the race for the NFL East championship.

In earlier predictions before the Week 17 games, oddsmakers thought if the Giants beat the Cowboys and the Eagles beat Washington, the NYG, the Cowboys, and Washington would all finish at 6-10. Then, New York would get the NFC East title. In contrast, Dallas has not made the playoffs since after the 2016 season. 

The NYG had scored just three touchdowns in the past three weeks last season. Their QB, Daniel Jones, was also sacked six times. The Giants went down by a 27-6 count in the third quarter and had lost their last seven games vs. the Cowboys that year. 

More Details About the Dallas Cowboys 

The Cowboys rolled to a 37-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football. They could clinch the NFC East with a win over the Giants and a Washington loss in Week 17. 

Coach Mike McCarthy of the Cowboys has a 5-2 career record vs. New York as of January 2021. On November 4, 2019, Dallas won the road matchup with New York, 37-18. Dallas’ wide receiver Michael Gallup caught six passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns that NFL week.

Dallas’ QB Andy Dalton passed for a season-high 377 yards and three touchdowns vs. one INT for a 134.7 rating in Week 16. On the other hand, Dallas’ wide receiver Amari Cooper has a TD catch in two of his past three games against the Giants. 

Giants-Cowboys: How to Bet  

Betting Odds and Trends Last Season

Week 17 Odds

The Dallas Cowboys were the -1.5-point favorite vs. The New York Giants, who were then assigned +1.5.

Total: Over/under 45.0

Moneyline: Dallas (-130), New York (+114) 

The Giants were 1.5-point home underdogs to the 6-9 Cowboys. Dallas had then won three straight games, defeating the Cincinnati Bengals, San Francisco 49ers, and the Eagles. 

New to sports betting? You can try point spread and moneyline. Prop bet is also a good option as it involves an individual player’s performance. Cowboys Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, and New Yorks’ Saquon Barkley are some of the players to root for in the NFL. 


Check this page to understand NFL odds better. 

Other teams to look into include the following: 

  • Cleveland Browns
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • Las Vegas Raiders
  • New England Patriots
  • Denver Broncos
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Tennessee Titans
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Chicago Bears
  • New Orleans Saints
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Detroit Lions
  • Los Angeles Chargers
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Houston Texans 

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