Week 3 of the 2017 NFL schedule concludes this evening when the Dallas Cowboys travel West to take on the Arizona Cardinals in a huge NFC battle. The Cardinals will finally play in front of their hometown fans after starting the season on the road against Detroit and Indianapolis. Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is hoping that returning home will kick-start the struggling offense.

Cowboys look to rebound following blowout

For the first time in a long time, the Dallas Cowboys looked human last week after taking one on the chin in a big way against the Denver Broncos. Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott played perhaps the worst game of their careers last week and would like nothing more than to put it behind them with a win this evening.

Elliott finished the game with 8 rushing yards, and was ripped after the game by many Cowboys fans for looking like he gave up. Several plays were pointed out by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on which it looked like Elliott made no effort, including a play in which cornerback Aqib Talib intercepted a Dak Prescott pass and took it 103 yards for a Broncos touchdown.

Now the Cowboys have no choice but to put that game in the rearview mirror as they prepare to face an Arizona team that has failed to live up to the preseason hype. The Cardinals offense has been stuck in neutral so far in 2017, but they did manage to come back last week and beat the Andrew Luck-less Indianapolis Colts in overtime, 16-13. Beating the Cowboys tonight will be a tough task for Arizona, but being at home should help out a bit for the already road weary Cardinals.

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Las Vegas oddsmakers have the Dallas Cowboys installed as 3 point favorites in tonight's matchup against the Arizona Cardinals, with the over/under point total set at 46.5. A week ago, this game looked like it would be an easy one to call in favor of Dallas, however, after a big loss last week, the Cowboys could be ripe for the picking. In addition, it's always tough to play back-to-back games on the road in the NFL. This is a big game for both teams, but the Cardinals have yet to prove that the offense can function well without David Johnson this season. A little home cooking is exactly what the Cardinals need.

Pick - Arizona +3

Tonight’s Cowboys vs Cardinals game will air live nationally on ESPN and will also be available streaming live online through the Watch ESPN app. Kickoff is scheduled for just after 8:30 p.m. ET.