Best Dallas Cowboys vs Tennessee Titans touchdown scorer bets: Back to the well with Ezekiel Elliott

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We have a showdown between 2 playoff hopefuls in store on Thursday Night Football, with the Dallas Cowboys taking on the Tennessee Titans.

With kickoff set for 8:20 pm ET on Amazon Prime, it’s time to take a look at the best touchdown scorer bets to be made for this intriguing matchup.

Be sure to check out our full Dallas Cowboys vs Tennessee Titans predictions


Dallas Cowboys touchdown scorer best bet: Ezekiel Elliott (+100)

Odds available at DraftKings Sportsbook at time of publishing. 

While Tony Pollard has seen more action at the running back position this season, the Cowboys preferred red-zone option is still Ezekiel Elliott. The longtime veteran running back has 10 touchdowns over the last 8 weeks to go along with an average of 16 carries per game. Elliott has been a machine in the red zone since returning from injury, racking up at least one touchdown in 8 straight contests. Even if he isn’t having his best day on the ground, Elliott remains a reliable red zone target on the ground and out of the backfield. Considering his connection with Dak Prescott and his current hot streak, I’ll be backing Elliott once again to extend his touchdown streak to 9 consecutive games.

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Tennessee Titans touchdown scorer best bet: Derrick Henry (+110)

Odds available at DraftKings Sportsbook at time of publishing. 

The Titans’ offense was a mess last week, and things shouldn’t look much different on Thursday. Tennessee is without the services of Ryan Tannehill once again, meaning the Malik Willis will be getting the start against a Cowboys front seven that will be looking to pin their ears back and generate pressure on the rookie quarterback. That’s where Derrick Henry comes in.

Over the last 3 weeks, Henry has exceeded 100 yards rushing while averaging over 20 carries per contest. The Titans running back is shouldering a major load of the offensive production given Willis’ struggles with reading NFL defenses. While I expect the Cowboys to win the game comfortably, that doesn’t mean Tennessee won’t have opportunities to score. Given Dallas’ struggles on defense in recent weeks, the Titans should find themselves in the red zone at least once. When that happens, it’s usually time to give Henry the ball and get out of the way.

Henry is currently listed as doubtful for this game, but if he does suit up, he should have a great chance of breaking into the end zone.

Check out our Cowboys vs Titans Same Game Parlay at +730 odds!

Anytime Touchdown Scorer FAQs

What does “anytime touchdown scorer” mean?

Anytime touchdown scorer is a popular player prop bet that NFL bettors can wager on throughout the season. But what is it, and how do you win?

As the name suggests, placing a wager on the anytime touchdown scorer market is when you tip a particular player to score a touchdown during a game. This can be a rushing or receiving touchdown for an offensive player, or you can wager on a team’s defense/special teams to score a touchdown by interception return and fumble return or kickoff and punt returns.

If your player or defense scores a touchdown, you win! The odds will differ from player-to-player depending on the sportsbooks’ calculated probability of that player scoring.

Does anytime touchdown scorer include passing touchdowns?

Not for a quarterback, no. A player must get into the endzone, himself, in order to qualify as an anytime touchdown scorer. If a quarterback throws a touchdown pass, only the player who caught it counts as the scorer. If Joe Burrow throws a touchdown pass to Ja’Marr Chase, wagers placed on Evans as an anytime touchdown scorer will cash. However, those placed on Rodgers as an anytime touchdown scorer will not (unless he also runs for a TD). See below for more on what the anytime touchdown scorer market means for quarterbacks.

What does anytime touchdown scorer mean for a QB?

For a wager on a QB to be an anytime touchdown scorer to cash, he must follow the same rules as a running back, tight end, or receiver. He must get into the end zone himself, either as a runner or a pass-catcher.

In the age of the mobile quarterback, QBs such as Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson and Kyler Murray are often seen rushing in for a touchdown on any given Sunday. And don’t forget the occasional Philly Special, either. QBs can sometimes catch passes for TDs, too.


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