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September 9, 2021

Dallas Cowboys vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 3 Can't-Miss Prop Bets

It is here, we have finally made it. After seven long, grueling months, the NFL is back. While zoning out on your couch and watching football until you puke is the most enjoyable experience in the world, betting on those games is even better. 

For the sake of content, not only will I be giving my best bet for the night, but I will also be giving you the best prop bets that the Sportsbooks have to offer. After looking through three sportsbooks — FanDuel, DraftKings and Barstool — I've found three can't-miss props to load up your account for a full weekend of football. 

Best Props

FanDuel: Tom Brady to Have 300+ Passing Yards AND Mike Evans to Score a TD (+350)

The Cowboys have one of the worst defensive secondaries in the league. Every book in the country has Tom Brady passing for 300-plus yards tonight and with the talent that he has to throw to, that shouldn't be a problem. 

The shaky part of this prop is the Mike Evans touchdown. However, the All-Pro receiver caught 13 touchdowns last season, and has three seasons of 12+ touchdown receptions. Since he is a lethal red-zone threat due to his size and athletism, I am very comfortable taking this bet. 

DraftKings: Both teams to score 25+ points (YES, +230)

The Buccaneers should have no problem scoring against this Cowboys defense. I also think the Cowboys are going to get smoked in this game. So why would I think they could score over 25 points? Well, last season, before his horrific season-ending injury, Dak Prescott became the third quarterback ever to throw for over 500 yards and four touchdowns and still lose.

While that is brutal for the Cowboys, Prescott is also the only quarterback in NFL history to throw for over 450 yards in back-to-back games and still lose. With all the weapons the Cowboys have on offense, I have no real worries about their ability to light up the scoreboard. This has a real opportunity to be a high-scoring affair. 

Barstool: Ezekiel Elliott to score the first touchdown (+750)

I usually don't like taking first touchdown bets because it could literally be decided by a coin flip. Whoever gets the ball first has a distinct advantage. However, Ezekiel Elliott has scored the first touchdown of the game three straight times in his last three Thursday Night games. 

It is no secret that Elliott had a pretty down year last season. The good news is, he still put up great numbers and should get plenty of opportunities with Prescott back under center. At +750 odds, this is tremendous value to start the season. 

Bovada: Cowboys vs Buccaneers (-8.5) 

Betting on a spread that is above a touchdown in the NFL is always risky, but we are wagering on the G.O.A.T. Tom Brady. While I think that Dallas will not be as bad as they were last season, because of the return of Prescott, I can't get the fact out of my head that the defending Super Bowl champions are returning all 22 of their starters.

Also, the Cowboys will be without their best offensive lineman in Zack Martin due to COVID-19. Combine that with a nagging shoulder injury for Prescott and a terrible Dallas secondary, and the defending Champions should have no problem on ring night. 

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