Bengals vs Cowboys Expert Picks & Predictions for Week 2 NFL Game

Bengals vs Cowboys Expert Picks & Predictions for Week 2 NFL Game


The 2022 NFL season is finally here and the Week 2 schedule is chock full of exciting showdowns. One of the most anticipated matchups of the week is a tilt between the Cincinnati Bengals and Dallas Cowboys.

Neither team began the new campaign on the right foot. While the Bengals lost a 23-20 heartbreaker in overtime to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Cowboys were absolutely dismantled in their 19-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Unfortunately for the Cowboys, securing a Week 2 victory will be easier said than done with starting quarterback Dak Prescott sidelined. Only time will tell if the Bengals can take advantage of the situation for their first win of the season.

Here's what projection models and experts across the industry have to say about the Bengals vs Cowboys Week 2 matchup.

Bengals vs Cowboys Projections

ESPN FPIBengals (82.6%)
numberFireBengals (61.4%)
FiveThirtyEightBengals (66%)
Betting FavoriteBengals (-7.5)

Projected Winner: Bengals (4)

Bengals vs Cowboys Expert Picks

ESPN Experts: Bengals (10)
Sports Illustrated ExpertsBengals (5)
CBS Sports ExpertsBengals (5), Cowboys (2)

Expert Totals: Bengals (20), Cowboys (2)

Without Prescott, the Cowboys don't have much of a chance to win this week. Along with all four projections pointing to a Cincinnati victory, 90.9% of experts favor the Bengals in the Week 2 tilt.

The numberFire projection has the most faith in the Cowboys this week, giving them a 38.6% chance of upsetting the Bengals.

Unless Zacy Taylor's team completely collapses, fans should expect a one-sided Bengals victory at AT&T Stadium.

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