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The Tennessee Titans and Dallas Cowboys are both teams struggling to stay above water this season with their respective underwhelming 3-4 records through their first seven appearances. With the general lack of curb appeal in this Week 9 Monday-night matchup, here are the five best prop bets to spice up tonight's game in Dallas. All odds from FanDuel Sportsbook.
5. Marcus Mariota to Throw for 250+ Yards and the Titans to Win
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Between lingering health issues and downright poor performances, Titans QB Marcus Mariota has struggled immensely this season, so 250 yards through the air seems a lot more daunting than it should. But as is the case with many of these player-prop parlays, if the Titans are going to come out of Dallas with a win, chances are Mariota has 250+ passing yards.
4. Dak Prescott to Rush for 50+ Yards and the Cowboys to Win
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Prescott has rushed for more than 50 yards only twice this season and he's averaging just north of 33 rushing yards per game. But if Prescott can put up 82 rushing yards against a defense as stout as the Jacksonville Jaguars back in Week 6, then he can certainly do it against the Titans on Monday night.
3. Both Teams to Score 1+ Touchdowns in the First Half
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Both the Tennessee Titans and the Dallas Cowboys defenses weigh in at Top-10 spots in total defense ranking, but we're still talking about a single touchdown per team across 30 minutes of football in the first half at better than a 3/1 value play.
2. Amari Cooper to Have Over 40.5 Receiving Yards
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After a disastrous start to the 2018 season with the Oakland Raiders, wide receiver Amari Cooper became the second former first-round talent the Raiders dealt away via trades this year with Cooper packing his bags for Dallas. Between his last week with the Raiders and first week with the Cowboys, Cooper is actually coming off consecutive bye weeks, so the new receiving threat should have plenty of time to come out adjusted and ready to crack 40.5 receiving history.
1. Anytime Touchdown Scorer: Derrick Henry
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It's hard to believe that Titans running backs Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis have combined for just two total touchdowns on the entire season thus far. Despite scoring only one rushing touchdown through the first seven games of the season, a 4/1 shot on the former Heisman Trophy winner and national champion running back is pretty good. And he did score in the Titans last game, so there's that too.
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