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Pittsburgh Steelers (7-6) at Dallas Cowboys (7-6)
After the Steelers’ loss last week, I was expecting them to be dogs here, especially after the Cowboys big win as dogs last week. There was no early line last week because Ben Roethlisberger’s status was still in doubt so I didn’t know really what to expect in terms of this line. I was expecting them to be dogs, though dogs of less than 3, but I still was expecting to take them for a big play for a variety of reasons.
The first is that the Cowboys have really struggled as home favorites since they opened the new Cowboy Stadium in 2009, going 9-18 ATS. They’ve already lost to the Redskins and Bears in this situation this year and barely beat the Buccaneers and the crappy Eagles and Browns. Meanwhile, the Steelers are very good in the Mike Tomlin era off a loss as favorites, as well coached teams generally do. They are 13-7 ATS, including 3-0 ATS as dogs.
Meanwhile, teams are 105-62 ATS as dogs before being favorites since 2011 and the...
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Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr picked off a pass from Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger intended for wide receiver Mike Wallace on the second play of overtime and kicker Dan Bailey kicked home the game-winner one play after that to give the Cowboys a 27-24 home win at home Sunday.
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Brandon Carr picked off Ben Roethlisberger on the second play in overtime to setup Dan Bailey's 21 yard field goal pushing the Steelers (7-7) out of the last playoff spot.Roethlisberger, who finished 24-40, 339 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, tried to reach Mike Wallace on a twelve yard out. Carr jumped the route and collected his third interception of the season...