Dallas at Arizona 2017 NFL Hall of Fame Game Odds & Preview

Posted by Ted Merrick on July 31, 2017 in

The first National Football League game of the 2017 season is a preseason one between the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. This is part of the Hall of Fame weekend. Therefore this game is known as the Hall of Fame game. This marks the beginning of the preseason schedule, which is four weeks long.

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Both the Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys have their minds on the postseason Arizona missed the postseason under head coach Bruce Arians last season. Arizona won just 7 games, and finished 7-8- 1. Dallas was the talk of the league a season ago, winning 13 games. The Cowboys won the division, but lost to the Green Bay Packers in the postseason.

Dallas at Arizona 2017 NFL Hall of Fame Game Odds & Preview

When: Thursday August 3rd, 2017; 7:00pm CT
Where: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium; Canton, OH
TV: NBC
Radio: KRLD 105.3 FM The Fan (Dallas) / Sports 620 KTAR (Arizona)
Stream Option: NFL Live
NFL Odds: Arizona Cardinals -1

Why Bet on Dallas Cowboys?

Jason Garrett and the Dallas Cowboys were dominant a season ago. The Cowboys ran through the NFC East with their 13-3 record. Two of the losses in the regular season came to the New York Giants. Not only did the Cowboys win a ton of games, they had two rookies have fantastic seasons.

Dak Prescott took over for the injured Tony Romo and threw for more than 3,600 yards and 23 touchdowns. Another rookie – Ezekial Elliott had a monster season with 15 touchdowns. The offense was near the top of the league with 26 points per game. They finished 2nd in rushing with 150 yards per game. The Cowboys defense allowed 19 points per game.

Are the Arizona Cardinals a safe bet against the Dallas Cowboys?

Why Bet on Arizona Cardinals?

Bruce Arians and his Arizona Cardinals are looking for huge bounce back season. The Cardinals are projected second place out of the NFC West, behind the Seattle Seahawks. Arizona scored 418 points a season ago, and allowed just 362, but still finished under .500. Veteran quarterback Carson Palmer is back under center for the Cardinals.

Palmer threw for more than 4,200 yards last year. The big news for the Cardinals a season ago was David Johnson. He burst onto the scene with more than 1,200 yards and 16 touchdowns. Another veteran – Larry Fitzgerald caught 107 passes and 6 touchdowns. Arizona once again ranked in the Top 10 in passing yards.

Expert Pick & Prediction

It’s going to be an interesting preseason opener. The first game of the season in the preseason is always for many of the guys that may not make the team. But, with the Hall of Fame weekend, several teams like to play a few of their top guys. The problem in betting on the game is not knowing who is going to play.

Look for both teams to play a few guys, with Bruce Arians playing more than Jason Garrett. In the end, the Arizona Cardinals come away with the win here. The Cardinals are the more hungry team heading into 2017, and they are the team that we are going to bet on. The final bet for this game is the Arizona Cardinals -1 over the Dallas Cowboys.