Super Bowl betting for 2009 on Dallas has had plenty of the usual turbulence, but the Cowboys win at New Orleans made them a Super Bowl odds contender again. Many Super Bowl betting handicappers were ready to write off the Cowboys after they headed into undefeated New Orleans having lost 3 out of 5 games straight up to become a team that nobody wanted to take for futures Super Bowl odds action.
Dallas looked to be in its traditional December Super Bowl gambling swoon in which they fade poorly down the stretch and into oblivion. But Dallas rekindled the Super Bowl betting hopes of many gamblers in a 24-17 win over the undefeated Saints that was no accident or fluke.
The Cowboys jumped out to a 24-3 lead and quarterback Tony Romo clearly outplayed his New Orleans counterpart Drew Brees. Romo’s excellence will be a Super Bowl betting key as if he fades there is no way Dallas can climb to the summit.
Dallas’ defense has quietly emerged as a Super Bowl betting asset as it ranks 6th best in pro football for points allowed. The offense ranks 3rd in the NFL for total yards. Dallas had looked like a poor Super Bowl betting value before the win over the Saints as they had covered just 1 out of the 5 previous games against the spread.
Dallas looked like the superior Super Bowl betting commodity against the Saints as they outgained them 439-336. The Cowboys defense held New Orleans to 90 yards and 19 points below their normal averages. With the impressive win there is now Super Bowl betting hope that the Cowboys might rise the rest of the way rather than fade.
Dallas will have two important games remaining against NFC East Division rivals Washington and then Philadelphia in the season finale at Cowboys Stadium.