How do you think the Cowboys will do this season? The schedule is obviously significantly less important than the team adding the likes of CeeDee Lamb, Trevon Diggs, Gerald McCoy, or new head coach Mike McCarthy, but it is the first thing that really opens the door for people to predict how they think the team will fare.
Maybe you think the Cowboys will go undefeated. Perhaps you believe they’ll win 10 games. It does seem like 9-10 could be the magic number of sorts considering the league added a third wildcard spot to each conference, but obviously we want to see them win as many games as possible.
One oddsmaker has the Cowboys favored in 11 out of 16 games
We talked Friday about how Dallas is already favored in their Week 1 matchup on the road against the Los Angeles Rams (what will be the opening of SoFi Stadium). What about the other 15 games, though?
The fine folks over at BetOnline released odds for each of the NFL’s 256 games this season and that obviously includes all 16 that belong to the Dallas Cowboys. As you can see, they have Dallas favored in 11 contests, as underdogs in four others, and as a true pick ‘em against the San Francisco 49ers.
Which of these lines would you take? It’s understandable to see the Cowboys favored in their four games against New York and Washington, obviously Philadelphia is going to be tough, and the largest line against them is when they’ll be on the road against reigning MVP Lamar Jackson’s Baltimore Ravens (+7).
Interestingly, that same line is working in their favor against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 2 when they are favored by a touchdown. Maybe you don’t think that they should be underdogs against the Minnesota Vikings, especially coming off of a bye, but it’s worth noting that Minny beat the New Orleans Saints in the playoffs last season.