The Dallas Cowboys haven’t done a whole heck of a lot this offseason, unless you count them finally getting a deal done with Dak Prescott. It is certainly fair to count Dak among the team’s free agency additions given that the reality of Dallas losing their franchise quarterback did exist, however, he is obviously not a new player coming in so it is hard to compare it to others in the same way.
Free agency has adjusted the way that a number of teams in the league are viewed and therefore what their odds of success in 2021 are currently. Our friends at BetOnline laid out odds for Super Bowl LVI following the first two weeks of free agency and they don’t exactly have the Cowboys all too high.
There are certainly two teams who are undeniably better than a completely healthy Dallas Cowboys team in the NFC, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Green Bay Packers. It is certainly fair to believe that the Los Angeles Rams will experience a renaissance of sorts now that Jared Goff is gone, and if the San Francisco 49ers’ rookie quarterback can play well then they are in the mix also, but other than that everything in the conference is generally up for grabs.
What’s more is that the Cowboys have by far the easiest path to a division title of any contender in the conference, although the Buccaneers aren’t too far behind in terms of paths of least resistance. The overall point here isn’t that the Cowboys should be huge favorites, rather that these are great odds to capitalize on if you do believe that America’s Team is going to be a player this season.
Of course, we have all held high expectations for the Cowboys at some point in the last quarter century and ultimately been left disappointed in January or some time before that. This team has a difficult time living up to the hype, and while there isn’t necessarily any hype right now, it is fair to wonder whether or not they can truly cash in.