NFL preseason odds handicappers will be impressed with a Dallas team that is always in NFL gambling contention for the post season and with their revamped roster.
Dallas finished atop the NFC East Division last year with a record of 11-5 straight up and 9-7 against the spread. The Cowboys defeated their hated arch rivals in the East, the Philadelphia Eagles, in the opening round of the NFC playoffs before losing at Minnesota in the next round.
Dallas has won the division title in two out of the last three seasons. There is plenty of added incentive for Dallas to win this year with Super Bowl XLV being held at Cowboys Stadium, also referred to as “Jerry’s World” in reference to owner Jerry Jones. Dallas is aiming to be the first ever team to host a Super Bowl.
Jones has always been known as a visionary, even with his many detractors, and he certainly wants to have his team in his world come Super Sunday. Past legendary Cowboy greats Roger Staubach and Charles Haley have already addressed the team about the great possibilities and about what lies ahead in 2010.
Tony Romo will return at quarterback and the 30-year-old signal caller will bring a more mature outlook to go with his considerable physical skills. His favorite target will be Miles Austin, who is coming off a Pro Bowl season last year. Dez Bryant was the Cowboys first round draft pick and will bring depth to the wide receiver corps.
Jones emphasized the draft this year after being burned with such big name free agents as Terrell Owens and Tank Johnson.
Jones now believes the draft is the best way for a team to achieve football betting success.
“It’s expensive to step out here in free agency and grant these guys a third or second contract,” said the owner. “The draft is the best way to go.”
Beleaguered head coach Wade Phillips returns yet again despite his many critics. Phillips has become tougher and more assertive with his coaching and has gained respect.
The Cowboys will open the preseason on August 8 against the Cincinnati Bengals and then play the Oakland Raiders just 4 days later on August 12.