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Football Gambling - Cowboys at Cardinals

Football gambling handicappers continue to be impressed with how Jason Garrett has made the Cowboys a far more effective NFL gambling commodity since taking over as coach.
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Football gambling expectations are that Garrett will get the full time gig as coach for next season as Dallas has responded with vastly improved NFL gambling results.

The Dallas Cowboys will take to the road on Christmas for an evening game at Arizona against the Cardinals in what was hoped to be a big NFC matchup with playoff implications before the season started.  NFL Network will televise the game Saturday night with a starting time of 7:30 PM ET.  Sports-Gambling opened with Dallas as a 6 point favorite and with a total of 45.

Dallas has a record of 5-9 straight up and 6-8 with the football betting odds.  The Cowboys are 4-2 straight up and 5-1 against the spread under Garrett however and are coming off a 33-30 home win over Washington although they failed to cover as 9.5 point home chalks.  Dallas has gone over the total in 11 consecutive games and 12 overall.

The Cowboys offense ranks 7th overall and 7th in scoring.  Tony Romo remains out of the lineup with a shoulder injury and back Jon Kitna has responded to Garrett with a much improved play and a 91.4 QB rating with a 15/10 TD/INT ratio.  The lack of a consistent ground game and a defense that ranks 31st for points allowed is what has done Dallas in.

Arizona is 4-10 straight up and 8-6 with the pro football betting lines with 8 of their games going over the total.  The Cardinals are coming off a humiliating 19-12 loss at Carolina as they went under the total for the 4th time in 5 games.  Coach Ken Whisenhunt may end up regretting the controversial cutting of Matt Leinart in training camp as the Cardinals quarterback play has been abysmal.

John Skelton was the latest failure last week Derek Anderson and Max Hall have also seen action.  Anderson’s poor 65.9 QB rating is the best on the team.

Dallas has paid out in 11 of their last 15 football gambling matchups against the Cardinals including 4 of the last 5 games between the teams.   The series has gone over the total in 3 of the last 4 matchups at Arizona.