2008 Season NFL Football Past Picks
August 22, 2008
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
Houston at Dallas
Friday 08/22 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Houston +6 (-115) (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: WIN
This will be the first appearance for the Cowboys at home since their disappointing playoff loss at the hands of the Giants. Thus far in the preseason, Dallas has played like a team that is content with their current situation. They appear to just want to get out of the preseason without anything major happening. While the Cowboys starters have been getting light duty, the second unit has been getting crushed as they have been outscored 54 to 30 so far. The prospects are the starters will pay the first half here, but this line is more reflective of starters for the entire game. The fact remains that this preseason, Houston is playing MUCH better and more hungrily than Dallas, yet they are getting significant points. Houston is 2-0 in large part to near-perfection by QB Matt Schaub, who continues to improve game by game. He will enter with a 141.7 QB rating. Gary Kubiak has led the Texans to a 7-3 ATS preseason mark in his tenure. The way Schaub is playing, and the way the Cowboys are not showing up, we will ride the overlay and take the dog here as we expect the Texans to at least stay close.