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NorthBet NFL Expert Pick – Detroit Lions At Dallas Cowboys

Posted by Marcello Messina on 11/20/2010 3:04:55 PM

Fresh off their first win in six games, the Dallas Cowboys welcome the Detroit Lions this NorthBet NFL expert pick Sunday.

(2-7) Detroit Lions at (2-7) Dallas Cowboys
Live from Cowboys Stadium - TX
Kickoff: 1:00 PM EST Sunday, November 21, 2010
Broadcast: FOX

NorthBet NFL Expert Pick
Detroit Lions +6.5
Dallas Cowboys -6.5
Total 46.5

The Dallas Cowboys showed promise under new head coach Jason Garrett by winning just their second game all NorthBet season last week.

A week ago, the Cowboys were a 14.5-point underdog as they visited New Jersey to face off with the New York Giants. Jerry Jones had just fired head coach Wade Phillips and promoted offensive coordinator Jason Garrett to fill in for Phillips.

To say the least, Garrett surprised the heck out of everybody beating arguably the best team in the NFC on their home field.

Dallas came out on fire, scoring 19 points en route to a 13-point lead in the first half of the NFL expert pick match. They ended up winning 33-20, disappointing countless NFL bettors.

For the first time this NorthBet season, the Cowboys truly came to life. Against the Giants’ 4th-ranked pass defense, Dallas quarterback Jon Kitna had his best performance of this NFL expert pick season. Kitna threw for 327 yards, 3 touchdowns and a pick, posting a 124.1 passer rating.

Dallas was also finding production in places they least expected it.

Cowboys’ running back Felix Jones was in one of the biggest slumps of his career. Despite the fact that he hadn’t topped 35 rushing yards since Week 5, Jones totaled 51 rushing yards last NorthBet Sunday and caught 3 passes for 81 yards (including a 71-yard touchdown).

Rookie wide receiver Dez Bryant also showed his incredible by making an incredible catch, jumping over New York’s 6’0” Terrell Thomas to catch an overthrown ball and maintain possession for a touchdown. He eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the first time in this year.

Dallas’ defense had one of their best performances of the season, picking off Eli Manning twice and limiting the Giants to just 20 points – their lowest total since Week 4.

If the Cowboys can hang on to their momentum for another week, they should get their first winning streak of the season.

Marcello’s Prediction: Dallas Cowboys: 31, Detroit Lions: 25.

NorthBet NFL Expert Pick: Dallas Cowboys (-6.5)

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