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Cowboys vs Lions: Dallas opens as 6-point favorites for Week 17

The Dallas Cowboys have opened as favorites for their game against Detroit.

NFL: Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

It’s a good thing the Dallas Cowboys locked up their NFC playoff spot a few weeks ago because if they were still chasing it, they would be in trouble. The Cowboys were routed last week by the Buffalo Bills 31-10, and while it wasn't as bad this week, they still fell. A last-second field goal by the Miami Dolphins propelled them to a 22-20 win over Dallas.

There are currently still iterations of how Dallas could catch the Philadelphia Eagles and win the NFC East, but that would require some help. They need the Eagles to lose, but regardless of that what the Cowboys really need is to start winning again. They have dropped to 10-5 on the season and are limping their way into the playoffs. They need a solid win to get them moving forward again.

The Cowboys have to turn around and play the Detroit Lions at home. Maybe getting back home is just what the team needs. According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Dallas is a six-point favorite over the Lions. That’s a nice number for a team that has been losing while the Lions are 11-4 and won on Sunday.

The Lions won the NFC North when they knocked off the Minnesota Vikings. Now they are hoping to get as high of a playoff seed as they can, so they will be ready to take down Dallas.

Would you give the 5.5 points and bet on Dallas?

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