Football gambling handicappers took a bath in red ink with Dallas during the 2008 NFL betting season as the Cowboys were perhaps the most underachieving team in the league. Dallas entered the 2008 football gambling season as one of the favorites to go all they way but their lack of discipline and focus cost them and their NFL betting backers huge amounts of money.
Dallas, despite their many problems last football gambling season, still controlled their own destiny in the final month of play but they suffered an epic collapse in which they lost 3 out of their final 4 games to miss the playoffs.
In the 15th game of the season and the final home game in the history of Texas Stadium, Dallas was upset by the Baltimore Ravens 24-33 as 5 point home chalks as their defense gave up long touchdown runs twice in the final minutes to blow the game.
Still, Dallas had a chance for football gambling redemption in the final regular season game of the football gambling season at Philadelphia, where they were blown off the field in a humiliating 6-44 loss as 2.5 point dogs.
Many in football gambling felt that Wade Phillips should have been fired as coach after the game but that leads to yet another problem; owner Jerry Jones. Going back to his days with Jimmy Johnson when the franchise was the best in all of football gambling Jones has never liked strong personalities to work with on the sidelines.
Johnson quit on Jones as a result even with the opportunity to win three straight Super Bowls there for the taking. Since then Dallas has never been the same. When Bill Parcels arrived to give the team a jolt he didn’t last long either as Jones presence is simply too overwhelming to co-exist with another dynamic ego such as Parcels.
That is why Phillips will return for another football gambling season as head coach because he will not challenge Jones authority. Which means that you can likely expect more of the same from Dallas in 2009.
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