NFL betting odds makers made the Cowboys one of the favorites to make the Super Bowl based on what was expected to be one of the top offensive units in NFL gambling.
So far in preseason action the Cowboys have not topped 16 points in any of their 3 exhibition games. While some handicappers may be getting edgy the Cowboys claim the best is yet to come and that it means nothing because it is preseason.
Running back Tashard Choice said that the offensive lack of production in preseason “don’t mean nothing.”
Quarterback Tony Romo agreed and said “Wait until you see our red-zone offense in the regular season, you’ll love it. We’re not showing you anything yet.”
The Cowboys have covered the NFL betting odds in 2 out of 3 preseason games thanks to their stout defense. They are coming off a 16-14 win at San Diego as 2.5-point dogs and will travel to Houston for a Saturday night preseason matchup.
Still, last week in practice offensive coordinator Jason Garrett held the unit over past quitting time as it was not clicking.
“We’re gonna repeat plays if they’re not right,” said Garrett. “In training camp we’re installing new stuff and the defense is installing stuff, sometimes it’s sloppy and messy. You have to fight through that and play better than we did.
Garrett did admit, however, that Dallas has been holding out in exhibition action with the NFL betting lines and not revealing the entire product. “There are certain things we may or may not do in preseason,” he added
One of the big challenges facing Garrett his year is going to be ball sharing as the offense has plenty of big talent with big egos.
“Everybody understands that there’s only so many plays in a game and only so many runs and so many passes,” said Garrett. “They have a good feeling about that, and there’s a healthy competition among our guys to work hard and battle for playing time and then the opportunity to get the ball.”
With Roy Williams, Dez Bryant, Patrick Crayton, and tight end Jason Witten Romo has plenty of weapons that make Dallas one of the most appealing teams on the NFL betting board despite their recent lack of production.