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Giants vs. Cowboys, Week 5 picks: National analysts give Giants little chance

Cowboys heavily favored, and few think Giants will earn second straight victory

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The New York Giants are 7-point underdogs Sunday vs. the Dallas Cowboys, and NFL analysts don’t have much faith in the Giants’ ability to come away with an upset victory.

  • FiveThirtyEight gives the Giants a 26 percent chance of upsetting Dallas.
  • Gregg Rosenthal of is picking Dallas, but says “a nail-biter should not be a surprise.”
  • CBS Sports picks the Cowboys because they are “rolling right now.”
  • At ESPN, beat writers Jordan Ranaan (Giants) and Todd Archer (Cowboys) are picking Dallas. ESPN’s Football Power Index gives the Giants a 27.1 percent chance of pulling off the upset.
  • The Sporting News says “The Cowboys’ hype is coming, and it builds with another NFC East victory at home.”
  • At USA Today, six of seven analysts are taking Dallas. Only Jarrett Bell was brave (foolish?) enough to pick the Giants.
  • FOX Sports is picking the Cowboys to both win and cover.
  • DK Nation is picking the Cowboys to win, but the Giants to cover.
  • All five analysts at are picking Dallas.

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