2004 Season NFL Football Past Picks
October 31, 2004
This pick was released to clients on July 10, 2012 at 7:23PM ET.
Detroit at Dallas
Sunday 10/31 01:00 PM Eastern
1 unit on Detroit +3 (-110) (risk 1 to return 1.91) RESULT: LOSS
Two teams going in opposite directions and, somewhat surprisingly, Bill Parcells hasn't been able to pull Dallas out of their tailspin. Last week's loss was, according to the Big Tuna himself, "the most embarrassing" of his career. This week he has sounded almost as if he's given up. He's dejected and doesn't seem to have a specific plan to fix things. Expect Roy Williams (the Detroit one) to have a big "homecoming" game here. He grew up in Texas and played for Odessa High and UT. Dallas' offense is struggling and will be without Terry Glenn while the recently acquired Quincy Morgan is questionable with a hamstring injury. The Cowboys have scored between 17 and 21 points in five of their six games this season so I figure they are good for about 3-4 touchdowns against a Lions defense that is ranked 29th overall. But I actually expect Detroit to score more than that. Joey Harrington is having his breakout year, having thrown for 10 touchdowns already and completing 62.3% of his passes (67% on the road). The Cowboys' defense is in shambles after being ranked #1 last year. They are allowing over 30 points per game over their last three and a very high completion percentage (nice matchup for Harrington). Bet 55 to win 50 on the Lions plus the points.
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