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Cowboys are barely in top half of opening odds to make the playoffs

Hopefully Dallas can defy the odds.

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

Just a few weeks ago we talked about how one oddsmaker listed Jason Garrett as having the ninth-best odds to be the first head coach fired in 2018.

Odds are all the rage. It’s July which means you can get quite a steal if you’re smart enough. While the odds on Garrett don’t seem too believable, the latest ones do. We’re talking about opening odds for playoff teams this season.

ARI +800

ATL +115

BAL +135

BUF +450

CAR +130

CHI +450

CIN +400

CLE +600

DAL +145

DEN +275

DET +260

GB -170

HOU -135

IND +325

JAX -140

KC +120

LAC -145

LAR -170

MIA +600

MIN -260

NE -1500

NO -130

NYG +325

NYJ +600

OAK +165

PIT -550

PHI -260

SF +135

SEA +220

TB +425

TEN +165

WSH +375

Dallas is opening at a +145 line to make the playoffs, which is good for you if you believe in them. We’ll save you the time from scrolling up and down to count how many are better. The Cowboys have the 16th-best odds at making the playoffs.

The Falcons, Ravens, Panthers, Packers, Texans, Jaguars, Chiefs, Chargers, Rams, Vikings, Patriots, Saints, Steelers, Eagles, and 49ers are who Dallas trails in terms of 2018 playoff odds. Almost half (seven) of the Cowboys season will be played against these teams, so at least it’s technically the minority.

Looking at what’s happened over the course of the offseason and considering the most recent season we all watched, honestly, this feels fair as far as who’s ahead of the Cowboys. The Chiefs and 49ers are both experiencing a bit of perhaps too much hype, but it’s understandable hype at the very least.

What about you, BTB? What do you think?


Are these odds fair as far as the Cowboys playoff chances?

This poll is closed

  • 40%
    Yes, feels about right
    (426 votes)
  • 11%
    No, they’re too high
    (119 votes)
  • 48%
    No, they’re too low
    (504 votes)
1049 votes total Vote Now

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