On Saturday, December 30th at 8:15 PM ET, the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions face off at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. ABC will carry the TV coverage for the game. s


The Pick: Detroit Lions +6

This game will be played at AT&T Stadium at 8:15 ET on Saturday, December 30th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 26-23 in favor of the Cowboys.
  • Our projections have Jared Goff finishing with 281.466 passing yards on 25.384/38.787 passing.
  • The Cowboys are projected to finish with 369 yards of offense compared to the 348 yards for the Lions.

Will Detroit Make it Happen on the Road?

Throughout this season, the Lions have a record of 11-4, which positions them at 1st in the NFC-North. Their performance reflects a 1-1 record as underdogs and 10-3 when they are favored. Taking a look at the Lions' scoring margin this season, it is currently at +3.8. This has resulted in an ATS record of 10-5.

Offensively, the Lions have an average of 27.5 points per game, which is 5th in the NFL. Detroit is currently 9th in passing attempts and are averaging 7 yards per attempt (4). At 253 passing yards per game, they are 5th in the league.

The Lions come into the game handing the ball off 29.7 times per game and are currently 3rd in rushing yards. Their average yards per attempt is 4.8.

Detroit is 22nd in points allowed defensively. So far, their opponents are putting up an average of 23.7 points per game, accumulating 325.5 yards per contest.

Will the Cowboys Find a Way to Win at Home?

Going into week 17, Dallas is 2nd in the NFC-East with an overall record of 10-5. Within the NFC, they find themselves in 5th place. When it comes to the spread, the Cowboys come in at 9-6. Going into week 17, their scoring margin per game is +11.

The Cowboys come in with an average 30.1 points per game on offense, which has them 2nd in the NFL. This season, Dallas' passing offense ranks 10th in passing attempts. With an average of 251 passing yards per game, they hold the 6th spot in the NFL.

The Cowboys hold the 12th position in the NFL with 115.2 rushing yards per game. This average has come on an average of 27.9 rushing attempts (9th).

When it comes to turnovers, the Dallas defense has forced 21 takeaways, putting them 6th in the NFL. Overall, they are allowing 19.1 points per game and yielding 299.7 yards.