Cincinnati Bengals vs. Dallas Cowboys – Week 2 Betting Preview


The matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Dallas Cowboys should’ve been one of the best games on the Week 2 schedule. Instead, Dak Prescott’s thumb injury has turned the Cowboys into the biggest home underdogs of the early 2022 NFL season.


With Cooper Rush set to start at quarterback for the Cowboys, the Bengals have moved to favorites of more than a touchdown. Dallas struggled even when Prescott was on the field in Week 1, failing to score a touchdown in a 19-3 loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Cincinnati was upset at home by the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 23-20 overtime defeat. The Bengals and Cowboys are the only teams that occupy sole possession of last place in a division. 

Let’s take a look at some key statistics and information about this matchup.

When is Cincinnati Bengals vs. Dallas Cowboys Week 2? 

Date/Time: Sept. 18, 4:25 p.m. ET 
Arena: AT&T Stadium 
How to watch: CBS
Opening odds: Bengals -6.5 | CIN -285, DAL +240 | O/U 44.5 

Week 2 Bengals vs. Cowboys Betting Odds 

Here’s the latest point spread and total for Sunday’s game.


Week 2 — Bengals vs. Cowboys Stats to Know 

(Use the FTN Bets Prop Shop to find the best odds for player prop bets)

  • Bengals are 5-0 ATS in their last five road games, including the playoffs
  • Cowboys have lost three straight home games, including the playoffs
  • Bengals are 2-1 as road favorites when Joe Burrow starts
  • Cowboys’ over/under is 16.5 points — Dallas had the fewest points and the third-fewest yards in Week 1 
  • Only three teams have given up fewer yards per play than Cincinnati 
  • Cooper Rush threw for 325 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in his only career start Oct. 31, 2021 — Dallas beat Minnesota 20-16 
  • Joe Burrow threw four interceptions in Week 1 — he’s never had multiple interceptions in back-to-back games 
  • CeeDee Lamb has gone seven straight games with fewer than 67 receiving yards, including the playoffs 
  • Ja’Marr Chase caught 10 passes for 129 yards and a touchdown in Week 1
  • Ezekiel Elliott had 10 carries for 52 yards in the opener
  • Joe Mixon had 27 carries for 82 yards in Week 1
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