- We’ll break down one of our best Cowboys Cardinals props for MNF; this free feature play takes a stand on RB Ezekiel Elliott‘s carries line
- Elliott is one of the best RBs in the game, but the Cowboys offense is very much up in the air following an injury to star QB Dak Prescott
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The NFL was robbed of one of its most exciting talents last weekend when Prescott’s season came to an abrupt end following a gruesome injury.
Thankfully for Dallas fans, they have one of the better backups in the league in Andy Dalton, but it’s up for debate what this offense will look like moving forward.
Prior to Prescott’s injury, Dallas was third in the league in points per game, caused by a combination of a dynamic aerial attack, a porous defense, and the fastest pace in the league. It’s difficult to project what they’ll look like now, but we’re going to take a shot in our free feature play for Monday Night Football.
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Cowboys Cardinals Props for MNF
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott
Under 20.5 Carries (+105 @ DraftKings)
Elliott is one of the most-used RBs in the league, but 21 carries is a big ask for any ball carrier.
He’s only hit this mark in two of Dallas’ five games so far, and that was when they were the fastest team in football.
While it’s possible the Cowboys move to a more run-oriented attack without their star gunslinger, that methodical style would also lead to a decrease in plays per game.
Furthermore, despite the fact that the Cardinals offense plays at turbo speed, their opponents are actually getting off the 11th-fewest plays per game (63.8).
Still not convinced? Consider this: Elliott only had 21 or more carries in six games in both 2018 and 2019. Over the past three seasons, he’s hit 21 or more carries 39% of the time.
At our price of +105, we need only to win 48.8% of the time here to break even in the long run, making this a tremendous +EV investment.
Projections have Zeke handling 19.6 on average, with a high of 20.2.
This line seems to assume that Elliott becomes the sole focal point of the Cowboys offense, but they have plenty of playmakers to help carry the load.
Between that and what should be a lower overall pace, taking this +105 is a no brainer.
We’re playing it down to -112.