Last Updated Dec 29, 2022, 8:15 PM

Dallas Cowboys vs. Tennessee Titans Picks, Predictions, Odds

Week 17 of the NFL season will kick things off with what’s expected to be a lopsided non-conference showdown between the Dallas Cowboys and Tennessee Titans. Coverage begins from Nissan Stadium in Nashville at 8:15 p.m. ET on Amazon Prime.


Prior to Week 12, the Titans appeared to be barreling toward a third straight AFC South title, as Mike Vrabel’s squad geared up for the homestretch boasting a solid record of 7-3, in a division with no other teams stationed above the .500 mark at the time.

However, the Jaguars have now won four of their last five contests, and the Titans have lost five straight. So now, all of a sudden, Jacksonville and Tennessee are knotted up at 7-8 with just two games left to play, and they’ll meet again for the division crown next week if things remain even between them.

But that’s a big “if” with the Dallas Cowboys coming to town on Thursday night, who have consistently scored points in bunches since the return of Dak Prescott back in Week 7. The Cowboys are 7-2 in their last nine games, and at times, they’ve appeared unstoppable, primarily spearheaded by their offense racking up a lofty average of 36 PPG since the return of their starting quarterback. 

On the other side of the script, though, Dallas also ranks Top 10 in the league in both scoring and yardage per play, and that type of defensive dominance is the main factor that could potentially set this squad apart from the rest of the pack in the NFC.

Unfortunately, though, the Cowboys’ defense hasn’t dominated as of late, but their offense has still played well enough to bail them out in most matchups, highlighted by Mike McCarthy’s squad posting wins in seven of their last ten games, despite surrendering 26+ points on the defensive side of the ball in half of those contests.

Tennessee’s offense has been terrible down the stretch, there’s no getting around it, highlighted by the Titans averaging just 17.3 PPG across their last ten games. But hey, at least they’ve maintained a pretty consistent floor with their low-scoring volume, considering the Titans have managed to eclipse the 17-point mark in seven of those contests.

The Cowboys have now scored 27+ points in eight straight games, which is a streak that’s likely to continue against a Tennessee squad that’s surrendered 25 PPG on the defensive side of the ball since Week 12. But there’s a good chance this Titans’ offense also punches in a few touchdowns against a Dallas defensive unit that’s allowed 29 PPG across their last four contests. So, I’ll take the over here.

Score Prediction: Cowboys 27, Titans 17
Best Bet: Over 40.5 (-110)


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Date: Thursday, December 29, 2022
Matchup: NFC East vs. AFC South
Venue: Nissan Stadium
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Time-TV: Amazon Prime, 8:15 p.m. ET


The Cowboys are widely considered to be one of the few contenders to represent the NFC in this year’s Super Bowl, alongside the Eagles, 49ers, and Vikings. And rightfully so, as Dallas currently ranks Top 6 in the league in both points scored and allowed (28.9 OPPG, 20.6 DPPG).

However, this squad is still very flawed, and it’s especially apparent in the turnover department, highlighted by the Cowboys turning the ball over 16 times in their last nine games, with the majority of those giveaways coming at the fault of Prescott’s 11 interceptions since his return.

The Cowboys have suffered their fair share of injuries recently, and it’s shown in their defensive numbers as of late. However, their offense certainly hasn’t done them any favors by giving the ball away almost twice per game throughout their latest stretch. 

So, sometimes, it’s tough to evaluate the overall extent of the Cowboys’ defensive struggles when opposing teams are consistently given so many extra possessions, often in favorable territory.

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The Titans are 0-4-1 ATS in their last five games. (Getty)


The Titans previously boasted a comfortable division lead and appeared to be coasting towards a third straight AFC South title while boasting a comfortable division lead heading into Week 12.

But their schedule has gradually gotten tougher down the stretch, and slowly, this squad’s offensive struggles have become very worrisome, now riding an ugly five-game skid consisting of losses to the Bengals, Eagles, Chargers, Jaguars, and Texans.

The Titans’ defense dominated throughout the first half of the season, and typically, they played just well enough on the offensive side of the ball to push them over the edge in most cases. 

And we saw that play out with Tennessee’s offense averaging less than 20 PPG through their first ten matchups of the year, but they still went 7-3 out of the gate thanks to their defense surrendering 21 points or less in eight of those contests.

This Titans’ defense can only do so much, though, and it’s been incredibly difficult for them to compensate for their lackluster offensive attack with their offense also turning the ball over eight times in their last three games.


  • The total has gone OVER in five straight Cowboys' games.
  • The Cowboys are 5-1 SU in their last six games.
  • The Titans are 0-4-1 ATS in their last five games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in nine of Tennessee's last 12 games.
  • The Titans are 0-5 SU in their last five games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tennessee's last 12 home games.
  • The Cowboys are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 road games.
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