3 Best Prop Bets for Buccaneers vs Cowboys Sunday Night Football Week 1

Larry Rupp
Best prop bets for Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Dallas Cowboys Sunday Night Football Week 1 game.
Best prop bets for Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Dallas Cowboys Sunday Night Football Week 1 game. / AP Photos/Seth Wenig

Two NFC powerhouses meet head-to-head in a highly-anticipated Week 1 Sunday Night Football matchup. The Dallas Cowboys will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a game that is expected to have offensive fireworks. After all, it features a whopping point total set at 50.5 on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Sunday Night Football Prop Bets

Here are three of the best prop bets for Buccaneers-Rams, courtesy of NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Buccaneers vs Cowboys SNF Prop Bets Tonight

1. Dak Precott - Pass Attempts: Over 35.5 (-130)

This line sticks out as way too low when taking into consideration what happened the last time these two teams met. The Buccaneers hosted the Cowboys to kick off the 2021 NFL season and quarterback Dak Prescott threw the ball a ridiculous 58 times in a 31-29 loss. Seeing anything but another high-scoring game here would be surprising. The Cowboys ranked 11th in passing play percentage last year (59.6%) and averaged 38.4 passing attempts per contest (No. 5 in NFL). Prescott also attempted at least 36 passes in 11 of his 17 games played, including the playoffs. He's going to have to work at a fast pace to keep up with Tom Brady and a fast pace means more passing attempts.

2. Tom Brady - Interception: Yes (-130)

As mentioned above, this game was all gas and no brakes last year. Tom Brady attempted 50 passes, which was his third-highest mark of regular season, and it resulted in a pair of interceptions. The Cowboys have a great shot at causing another turnover in this game through the air. Dallas racked up 26 interceptions last year, which topped every other NFL team by at least three. Brady is also coming off back-to-back seasons with 12 picks and has a no longer has tight end Rob Gronkowski to rely on. It's going to take him some time to shake off the rust and get used to new wide receivers like Julio Jones and Russell Gage. That'll result in an early interception being thrown.

3. Dalton Schultz - Receptions: Over 4.5 (-148)

It's important to remember that the Cowboys are missing nearly 10 targets per game from last season thanks to the offseason departures of wide receivers Amari Cooper and Cedrick Wilson. No. 2 WR Michael Gallup is inactive this week, too. Someone is going to have to pick up the slack and tight end Dalton Schultz is the perfect candidate. Schultz posted at least five receptions in 10 of his 16 games played last season and draws a favorable matchup here. Tampa Bay allowed the eighth-most receptions per game to opposing TEs (5.4) and gave up six to Schultz in the 2021 season opener. Expect a similar stat line for the 26-year-old on Sunday night and don't be afraid to take on a juiced line.

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