The Dallas Cowboys, “America’s Team”, is looking to avoid another playoff disappointment this season .Dallas had looked like one of the best teams in the league until the last few weeks of the season. The Cowboys’ defense started to struggle, the running game was non-existent, and Dak Prescott was turning the ball over at an alarming rate. Dallas has recently been known for their great regular seasons and then flopping in the postseason. Jerry Jones hasn’t won a Super Bowl since the Jimmy Johnson/Barry Switzer era, and he is desperate to win another one before he turns the reins over to his sons.
For Dallas to avoid another postseason disappointment, they are first going to have to travel to Tampa Bay and take on the sports’ greatest winner, Tom Brady, and his Buccaneers. Can Dallas gain some momentum back, or will Brady and the Bucs turn things around in the postseason?
We’ll now look at some Betting numbers for the Cowboys and give you our best betting advice for “America’s Team” in the postseason.
Coming in at a +450 to win the NFC, the Cowboys have the third-best odds behind Philadelphia and San Francisco to win the conference this season. Dallas was in the running to win the NFC East and possibly home-field advantage throughout the playoffs until the final week of the regular season. The combination of Philadelphia and San Francisco winning their games and their embarrassing loss to the Washington Commanders ended the Cowboys’ chance of winning the division.
As far as the Super Bowl goes, the Cowboys are a +1300 to win the Lombardi Trophy. Dallas has the sixth-best odds of winning the Super Bowl. In their opening-round game against Tampa, Dallas is a 2.5-point road favorite. Even though Dallas had a much better record than Tampa Bay, Tampa got the higher seed and the home field for this game because they won the NFC South.
Should We Bet On the Cowboys?
First off, let’s take a look at how the season ended. The Cowboys lost embarrassingly to the Washington Commanders in the season’s final game. Washington started a third-string quarterback, and the Cowboys looked abysmal throughout the game. Over the last two games, Dallas rushed for 87 and 64 yards. They had 87 against Tennessee and 64 against Washington. For Dallas’s offense to be effective, the running game must be there.
Secondly, Dak Prescott has to take care of the football. Prescott threw 15 interceptions this season, including 11 of them in the last seven games of the season. If he continues to turn the ball over, it’s going to be hard for Dallas to win.
The Dallas secondary has struggled late in the season. They gave up the ninth-most passing yards on the season and allowed 22 passing touchdowns, which was the most of any team in the league if Brady can connect with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.
Right now, we don’t have any faith in Dallas. We are predicting another postseason disaster for them, and then the rumors of Sean Payton going to Dallas will be running rampant. Dallas isn’t good enough to win the NFC, so save your money.