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Free Pick & Predictions for the Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals – Thursday August 3, 2017

National Football League Matchup at a Glance

 

  • Where: Fawcett Stadium; Canton, OH
  • Date & Time: Thursday August 3, 2017; 7:00pm CT
  • Point Spread: Arizona Cardinals -1
  • Quick Pick: Arizona Cardinals -1

In the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game on Thursday August 3rd, the Arizona Cardinals will take on the Dallas Cowboys. It will be the first preseason game of the 2017 NFL Preseason. The game will take place at the Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton Ohio. A couple days later, Kurt Warner and Kerry Jones will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

A season ago, the Arizona Cardinals did not make the postseason. The Cardinals in the NFC West did not make the postseason a season ago. The Cardinals went 7-8-1. Dallas won the NFC East; with a 13-3 record, but went on to lose in the postseason to the Green Bay Packers.

Cowboys Look for More Domination

The Dallas Cowboys dominated a season ago, winning 13 games. Certainly walking away disappointed, but the Cowboys did have some major bright spots. Dak Prescott had a tremendous rookie season with more than 3,600 passing yards and 23 touchdowns. Another rookie, Ezekial Elliott rushed for 15 touchdowns.

The Cowboys scored more than 26 points per game last season. Dallas finished 5th in the National Football League in points. The Cowboys were 2nd in rushing yards with 150 per game, and 23rd in passing. Cole Beasley was the top receiver a season ago, with 833 yards and 5 touchdowns. Defensively, the Cowboys allowed 19.1 points per game.

Cardinals Seeking Bounce Back

The Arizona Cardinals are seeking a big time bounce back season. The Cardinals scored 418 points, and allowed 362, but went under .500. The Cardinals are still using veteran quarterback Carson Palmer, who threw for more than 4,200 yards and 26 touchdowns a season ago.

David Johnson burst onto the scene last season. The running back for Arizona finished the season with more than 1,200 yards and 16 touchdowns. Larry Fitzgerald remained the top receiver with 107 receptions and 6 touchdowns. The Cardinals were 9th in passing yards with 258.5 yards per game.

Cardinals Win Game

The Hall of Fame Game is the first preseason game of the 2017 National Football League season. This is a game where you never really know who is going to play. Look for Arizona to bring a better showing into this game. The Cowboys will likely sit most any of their regulars, where Bruce Arians uses a few of his top guys.

The Arizona Cardinals are going to win this game. They are a small favorite in this game, and that’s who we are going to bet. In the end, the Arizona Cardinals are the pick. Bet the Arizona Cardinals -1 over the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night.