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NFL Betting: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys

Two teams that could be vying for one of the two Wild Card slots in the NFC hook up in a critical NFL betting showdown in “Big D” on Sunday. Sportsbook has the action covered when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-2, 5-2 ATS) shoot it out with the Dallas Cowboys (4-3, 2-5 ATS).

The last time these two teams met was on Thanksgiving Day 2006.  The Cowboys spanked the Bucs 38-10 that day, but a hobbled Tony Romo and plenty of off-the-field issues should make for a much closer outing this time around.

The Bucs were strong on NBC’s MNF against the Seahawks, but the football betting odds were just slightly too much for Tampa Bay to avoid getting backdoored by a late Seattle touchdown.  The Buccaneers outgained Seattle by 226 total yards.  QB Jeff Garcia had another solid start, completing 27-of-36 passes for 310 yards and a touchdown.

In the end, it was QB Seneca Wallace and NFL betting fans who backed the Seahawks that had the final laugh, as the backup QB tossed a touchdown pass with 2:00 to go to make the final score 20-10; enough to stay within the 10.5-points.  Things are starting to fall apart in Dallas.

Without their signal caller under center, the Boys got whooped by the lowly Rams 34-14, and failed to cover the NFL betting line by a mere 29 points.  It was the fourth straight game that football betting gurus that backed the blue and silver had to rip up their tickets.  Not only has Dallas not been covering, they haven’t been coming close.

They haven’t come closer to the spread than a touchdown since September 21st, with its average loss to the spread being 14.8 points per game.  Oddsmakers opened the Cowboys up as 2.5-point home chalks with a game ‘total’ of 40.5.  Dallas is just 1-9 ATS in its L/10 games against the NFC, and only 5-8 ATS in its L/13 against the NFC South.

Tampa Bay hasn’t fared much better against the NFC East of late, as it’s just 2-3 SU and 1-3-1 ATS in the L/5 meetings. has all of your football betting options available for this important NFC showdown as well as the rest of the Week 8 betting slate.

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