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Cowboys vs Lions 2023 Week 17 game day live discussion plus picks (Saturday Night Football)

Our first quarter discussion thread for the Cowboys vs Lions is now open.

NFL: Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys need to get off their two-game losing streak and will have to beat a very tough Detroit Lions squad to accomplish that. The Cowboys are at home where they play better, giving them some advantage. According to DraftKings Sportsbook the Cowboys are 5.5-point favorites over the Lions .

This is an open thread for game chat.

Let’s see how the BTB staff picked the game.

Here are their thoughts on why they made their pick.

Dave Halprin: This should be a quality game with plenty of points scored, but the Cowboys being at home helps them win, and cover the spread. Cowboys 37 - Lions 30.

Matt Holleran: Jared Goff’s lack of mobility will play into the hands of Dallas’ defense and they should be able to force him into some mistakes. We see the Cowboys’ defense record two takeaways and the offense put up 27 points. Dallas gets back to their winning ways with their 11th victory of the season. Give me the Cowboys, 27-23.

Brian Martin: After back-to-back losses on the road, the Dallas Cowboys finally get to return back home where they are a much better team than they are away. With the home-field advantage this week against the Detroit Lions, I fully expect the Cowboys to extend their undefeated streak at AT&T Stadium this season. Cowboys win 27-23.

RJ Ochoa: Obviously the Cowboys are coming off of back to back losses and some fans are a bit shook. I can’t see a way in which Dallas falters in this game and would not be stunned if they acted like the more desperate team. Give me the Cowboys over the Lions in a fun game that ends somewhere around 33-24.

David Howman: The Lions are a resilient team that cherishes the physicality of the sport, which is usually something the Cowboys struggle with. Then again, the Lions defense is a major liability and Dan Quinn is exactly the type of defensive coordinator who can fluster a quarterback like Jared Goff. Cowboys win 43-24.

Tom Ryle: I think the Cowboys are going to cut out a lot of mistakes in their last home game and handle the Lions, probably by around 13 points or so

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