Cowboys vs Raiders Anytime TD Picks (Feed Tony Pollard)

Cowboys running back Tony Pollard could get some more touches in this game.
Cowboys running back Tony Pollard could get some more touches in this game. / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Raiders head to Arlington for a showdown against a motivated Cowboys squad. Dallas is coming off a loss to the Chiefs, but needs this win to keep pace in the NFC playoff race and keep the surging Eagles from making up ground in the NFC East. The Raiders, meanwhile, have fallen apart following Henry Ruggs' deadly car crash and Jon Gruden getting fired for using racially charged language in an old email.

These teams are heading in opposite directions, but the one thing we can expect in this game is touchdowns to be scored. Here are the best single-game TD bets I'm considering for this game with odds coming from WynnBET.

Tony Pollard +125

I really like Tony Pollard to get increased touches this week. Starting RB Ezekiel Elliott has been dealing with an injured knee for the last few weeks and aggravated the injury in the Chiefs loss on Sunday. With such a short turnaround for this game, and the Cowboys playing another Thursday night game next week (meaning they don't get extra rest), I expect the Cowboys to lean on Pollard and try to give Zeke a bit of a rest. Throw in the fact that the Raiders suck against the run (29th in yards allowed per game, 12 TDs allowed to RB overall) and you can see why I've already placed some money on this one.

Darren Waller +125

The Cowboys are better against the run than the pass and have given up 4 TDs to tight ends this year. That may not seem like a lot, but it's likely the Raiders' biggest mismatch on offense. Darren Waller hasn't scored a TD in five straight games, but is coming off his best game during that stretch (over 100 yards last week) and the 6-6 Waller has a favorable matchup against Cowboys free safety Damontae Kazee, who is only 5-11. Throw in the fact that the Raiders will likely be playing from behind in this one and need to pass and I like Waller's odds to end his scoreless streak.

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