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New Orleans Saints versus Dallas Cowboys NFL Pro Football Pick 12-23-2012


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The New Orleans Saints will travel to play the Dallas Cowboys in an NFL pro football game on Sunday afternoon. Kick off time from Dallas is scheduled for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by FOX.

The betting odds opened up in this NFL game with the home team Dallas Cowboys favored by -3 points with an over under line of 51 points. Early money from the bettors has not moved this betting line as Dallas remains favored by -3 points. The total has moved up a ½ point to a current line of 51 ½ points.

The teams last met two seasons ago with the New Orleans Saints posting the 30-27 road win at Dallas as a -4 ½ point betting favorite. The game went over 48 points. NFL Trend: Dallas Cowboys are 2-0 ATS in their past two games.

The Saints improved to 6-8 on the season following a 41-0 home win to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week as a -3 ½ point betting favorite. The game went under 54 ½ points. The team is 3-4 on the road this season. New Orleans is extreme longshots for a playoff berth. The win broke a three game losing streak by New Orleans. After moving to 5-5 on the year the team lost to the 49ers, Falcons and Giants in consecutive weeks. The New Orleans defense responded with a shutout after allowing 52 points to the Giants the week before and sporting the worst defense in the NFL by allowing 433 yards a game. Drew Brees threw for 307 yards with four touchdowns. During the Saints three game losing streak Brees had nine intercepted passes.

The Cowboys improved to 8-6 on the year after a 27-24 home overtime win last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers as a +2 ½ point underdog. The total landed over 46 points. The team sits in a three way tie in the NFC East division with the New York Giants and Washington Redskins with an 8-6 record. Dallas controls their destiny so with two wins to close the season they will win the NFC East division. Dallas has won three straight games and five of their past six games. Their three game win streak has come when DeMarco Murray was healthy and back in the lineup for Dallas. With the threat of the run in the Cowboys backfield Tony Romo has thrown for six touchdowns and just one pick. He completed 71% of his throws against Pittsburgh last week with two touchdowns and no picks. On defense the Cowboys are a mid-pack team in most categories this season.