Carolina Panthers at Dalls Cowboys Thanksgiving (Pick against the spread)
We all know the Panther are 10-0. They are also 8-2 against the spread overall, and 4-0 against the spread on the road. The Cowboys are 3-0 with Romo. This spread opened up with Dallas as a 1.5 point favorite, but is now a pick ’em.
Dallas is America’s team, Romo is back and every game is a must win for the Cowboys. It’s Thanksgiving Day in the Jerry Dome, and the Panthers have to lose at some point, so this looks like the perfect time for a Carolina loss right?
Carolina comes in with one of the leagues best defenses. Currently the Panthers are 8th in rushing and 7th in passing yards allowed respectively. The Panthers also lead the NFL in turnover differential with 25 take-aways, while the Cowboys have a league worst 7 take-aways and rank 31st in turnover differential. I understand Romo is back, but Cam Newton is playing at a MVP level. Carolina is also playing with a chip on their shoulders and will not take Dallas lightly.
This is a must win game for Dallas and not Carolina, however, with all of America watching I see the Panthers sustaining their excellent level of play and sending a message to the world. The Panthers are for real.
I expect a great game, but I’m rolling with the Panthers EVEN
(Panthers 26 Cowboys 24)