NFL Preseason Betting Preview
Tennessee Titans at Dallas Cowboys
Friday, 8:00 pm Eastern – Fox
The Dallas Cowboys will play their first game in their $1.15 billion dollar stadium on Friday as they host the Tennessee Titans in a preseason matchup that can be seen on Fox television. It is likely to be a rare occasion where the stadium gets more of the publicity than the game. “I had heard everybody saying it’s big and da-da, da-da,” receiver Roy Williams. “Then (I) finally saw it with my own eyes and it’s the greatest thing on earth.”
The Cowboys are coming off a 31-10 loss last week at the Raiders while the Titans come into the game at 2-0 in the preseason.
Dallas is a 3 point favorite with a total of 38 at Bookmaker.
The Cowboys first string offense looked good last week before leaving and they should get more time this week. Quarterback Tony Romo was 4 for 6 including a TD pass to Jason Witten in the game against the Raiders. The Cowboys will have more of their starters in the game on Friday as cornerbacks Terence Newman and Mike Jenkins are both expected to play after missing last week. The Cowboys have a good first half quarterback rotation with Romo and Jon Kitna but in the second half they have rookies Stephen McGee and Rudy Carpenter
The Titans have played two preseason games since they opened the preseason in the Hall of Fame game against Buffalo. They won that game and they also won last week against Tampa Bay. The Titans have a very solid quarterback rotation of Kerry Collins, Vince Young and Patrick Ramsey and backup quarterbacks matter in the NFL betting preseason. Last week Young played well, going 9 for 14 with 131 yards and a TD. Young could get some playing time with the starters on Friday. Young could be extra motivated since he is from Texas. “Any time I am going back to Texas is big for me,” Young said, “That is home. There is a lot of love down there, a lot of respect.”
These teams have met a great deal in preseason history dating back to Tennessee’s days as the Houston Oilers. The Cowboys have a 20-13 edge with the last win coming before the 2004 season.