Super Bowl gambling handicappers began touting Dallas as true championship materiel with the Super Bowl odds and said their defense was the key. Dallas did increase their Super Bowl gambling credentials during the stretch drive towards the playoffs with a win at then undefeated New Orleans and with a blowout win over Philadelphia to steal the NFC East title and instantly become favorites with the Super Bowl odds.
Dallas became a quick Super Bowl betting favorite after they again destroyed the Eagles 34-14 in the wild card round of the Super Bowl gambling playoffs. Dallas had an elite defense that ranked 2nd in the NFL for points allowed.
That, along with the improved play of Tony Romo made them a legitimate Super Bowl gambling contender heading into the second round of the Super Bowl gambling playoffs at Minnesota.
The Cowboys and a lot of Super Bowl gambling handicappers got a cold slap in the face with reality, however, when the Vikings blew out Dallas 34-3 to eliminated them from the playoffs.
It was a classic Super Bowl gambling lesson on how a team can win a few big games and completely take off on the Super Bowl gambling board as an overlay with otherwise sharp handicappers ignoring a lot of obvious trends and facts.
Dallas has not been an elite contender since the glory days of Jimmy Johnson, Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, and Michael Irvin.
Current head coach Wade Phillips has been a questionable commodity with fans and handicappers alike and the temporary loss of senses was shocked back into place with the debacle at Minnesota as the Cowboys looked flat and totally unprepared. The question now is what will happen with Phillips status.
Owner Jerry Jones did not build a $1.5 billion football palace to serve as a home to a team with a wild card win and nothing else.