Las Vegas Raiders at Dallas Cowboys: 11/25/21 NFL Picks and Prediction

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The Las Vegas Raiders will travel to AT&T Stadium to take on the Dallas Cowboys this Thursday afternoon in NFL action.

The Las Vegas Raiders lost their 3rd straight game and dropped to 5-5 on the season after being defeated by the Cincinnati Bengals, 32-13, this past Sunday. Las Vegas struggled against on both ends if the field against Cincinnati and could not fight back after a 20-yard TD run by Cincinnati’s Joe Mixon gave the Bengal’s a 29-13 lead with just 3:51 left in regulation. Las Vegas was outgained by Cincinnati by a 288-278 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 2-1 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Raiders was TE Darren Waller who had 7 receptions for 116 yards.

On the season, Las Vegas is averaging 22.3 ppg on 387.8 total yards per game (304.1 passing yds/g; 83.7 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Las Vegas has been led by QB Derek Carr who has completed 67.9% of his passes for 3041 yards (309.3 passing yds/g), 16 TD, & 9 INT. The top receiving threats for the Raiders have been Darren Waller (51 rec, 610 yards, 2 TD), Hunter Renfrow (56 rec, 524 yards, 4 TD), & Bryan Edwards (21 rec, 434 yards, 2 TD). Leading the way for the Raiders backfield has been the duo of Josh Jacobs (89 att, 333 yards, 5 TD) & Kenyan Drake (55 att, 229 yards, 2 TD; 27 rec, 278 yards, TD).

Defensively, Las Vegas is allowing their opponents to average 26.2 ppg on 365.7 total yards per game (233.6 passing yds/g; 132.1 rushing yds/g).

The Dallas Cowboys dropped to 7-3 on the season after being defeated by the Kansas City Chiefs, 19-9, this past Sunday. Dallas struggled to get anything going on the offensive end against the Chiefs on the road and could not fight back after a 53-yard FG by Harrison Butker gave Kansas City a 19-6 lead with 2:36 left in regulation. Dallas was outgained by Kansas City by a 370-276 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 3-2 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Cowboys was LB Micah Parsons who had two sacks & 1 forced fumble.

On the season, Dallas is averaging 29.3 ppg on 429.8 total yards per game (296.0 passing yds/g; 133.8 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Dallas has been led by Dak Prescott who has completed 69.6% of his passes for 2557 yards, 20 TD, 7 INT. The top receiving threats for the Cowboys have been CeeDee Lamb (50 rec, 740 yards, 6 TD), Amari Cooper (44 rec, 583 yards, 5 TD), Dalton Schultz (44 rec, 491 yards, 3 TD), & Cedrick Wilson (23 rec, 316 yards, 3 TD). Leading the way for the Dallas backfield has been the duo of Ezekiel Elliott (151 att, 695 yards, 7 TD; 32 rec, 204 yards, TD) & Tony Pollard (90 att, 495 yards, TD; 25 rec, 224 yards). CeeDee Lamb (Concussion) & Amari Cooper (COVID) look currently like they will be unavailable for this game.

Defensively, Dallas is holding their opponents to an average of 21.4 ppg on 372.8 total yards per game (269.1 passing yds/g; 103.7 rushing yds/g).

The Raiders are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 November games. The Cowboys are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall.

Dallas is missing two of their biggest weapons on the outside, however, I just don’t think that is going to matter much against a Las Vegas defense that has really struggled as of late, allowing opponents to average 32.0 ppg during their 3-game losing streak. Dallas still has plenty of weapons, led by Dak Prescott & Ezekiel Elliott and have looked great defensively the last two weeks, holding Kansas City & Atlanta to just a combined 22 points. Las Vegas has had a bunch of off-field issues this season which I think has really started to take it’s toll in this team and as I think the Raiders are going to once against struggle on both ends of the field in this one, I think Dallas, despite missing Lamb & Cooper, will win this one by 10-14 points and cover this spread. Good Luck!

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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