Betting Trend Points to Taking First Quarter Under When Cowboys Play Away From Dallas

Stuart Easton
Minnesota Vikings v Dallas Cowboys
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The Dallas Cowboys are in the midst of an up-and-down season that has them sitting tied for first place in the NFC East at 5-4.

Despite their seemingly inconsistent play, one thing has held true, not only this season, but for their last 15 regular-season road games. Dallas plays in game with low-scoring first quarters. This was also the case in the Cowboys' last road game, in Week 9 at the New York Giants, when the two teams combined for six points.

That streak dates all the way back to December 2017. That's 15 straight road games for the Cowboys that the first quarter under has hit. In their Week 11 contest at the Detroit Lions, the first quarter total is set at 9.5 points, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. In those 15 contests, the highest total points scored was seven.

One interesting thing to note is that a touchdown has been scored only three times in those game. The Cowboys last road game versus the Giants was actually the first time that both teams scored, with each squad accounting for a field goal in Week 9.

If you were looking for reasons to doubt this trend, though, you might look to Detroit's defense. The Lions are giving up an average of just under 30 points per game (29.9) over their last four games. The saving grace for this unusual run might be the fact that the Lions are starting backup QB Jeff Driskel, who led Detroit to 13 points last week against the Chicago Bears.

Whether or not you plan to act on this trend, the fact remains that a streak like this is something you can't just ignore.

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Stuart Easton is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Stuart Easton also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username stueast13. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.