Two teams searching for their first win of the season will meet in Dallas when the Cowboys (0-1) host the Cincinnati Bengals (0-1) on Sunday afternoon. Cooper Rush is filling in for the injured Dak Prescott (thumb) as the Cowboys look to put a dreadful Week 1 performance behind them. The Bengals weren't happy with their season opener either, losing to the Steelers in a game in which Cincinnati dominated statistically. Dallas is looking to avoid its first 0-2 start since 2010, while Cincinnati last lost its first two games in 2020. You can stream the game in select markets on Paramount+.
Kickoff for Cowboys vs. Bengals is set for 4:25 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Cincinnati as a 7-point favorite in the latest Bengals vs. Cowboys odds, while the over/under for total points is 42. In select markets, Sunday's matchup can be seen live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Bengals vs. Cowboys
- Cowboys vs. Bengals date: Sunday, Sept. 18
- Cowboys vs. Bengals time: 4:25 p.m. ET
- Cowboys vs. Bengals TV: CBS
- Cowboys vs. Bengals streaming: Paramount+
Week 2 NFL picks for Bengals vs. Cowboys
Before tuning into Sunday's Cowboys vs. Bengals game, you need to see the NFL picks from SportsLine's advanced computer model. The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,500 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception. The model enters Week 2 of the 2022 NFL season on an incredible 139-98 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.
The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past six years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94% of CBS Sports Football Pick'em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
For Bengals vs. Cowboys, the model is backing Dallas (+7) to cover at home. Despite Prescott's injury, Dallas is probably one of the last teams Cincinnati wants to face due to the Cowboys' ferocious pass rush. Joe Burrow has been sacked more times than any quarterback since the start of last season, and that continued when he went down seven times in Week 1. Meanwhile, Dallas' defense is led by Micah Parsons, the 2021 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. The Cowboys rank third in pressure rate (35%) since the start of the 2021 season.
Even when Burrow wasn't under pressure versus Pittsburgh, he was still struggling with his reads. Three of his four interceptions came when he wasn't under any pressure, and he also lost a fumble. No defense is more opportunistic than Dallas' as it led the NFL in both interceptions and takeaways last year. The model predicts two takeaways by the Cowboys on Sunday, in addition to at least two sacks of Burrow, resulting in Dallas (+7) covering the spread in well over 50% of simulations.
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