NFL Preseason Betting Week 4 - Cowboys vs. Vikings Odds
|Written by Charlie Jimenez|
|Friday, 04 September 2009 08:07|
I really don't know what to make of Dallas' chances in 2009. On one hand, they are rid of the apparent drain on the organization, T.O. On the other hand, is the talent in the organization simply overrated. The Cowboys haven't won a playoff game since Troy Aikman was in town. I'll say 10 wins, but not enthusiastically.
Regular Season Wins Prop: Over 9 (-155) / Under 9 (+125)
Bodog Sportsbook currently have the Vikings listed as 3-point favorites versus the Cowboys, while the game's total is sitting at 36.
Odds to win Super Bowl XLIV: +1200, NFC Title: +500
The Cowboys were defeated 20-13 by the 49ers last time out as 6.5-point favorites at home. That game's 33 points went UNDER the night's posted total of 38.
Few teams can pack as much drama in a 16-game season the way Dallas did over the last two seasons. Funny thing is, now that the Cowboys are moving into a state-of-the-art new stadium, complete with the biggest high-definition jumbo screen in the world, the centerpiece of the soap opera, wide receiver Terrell Owens (Bills), is no longer on the roster. Now that Owens is gone, it’s put-up or shut-up time for quarterback Tony Romo, entering his third year as a starter with a woeful record of 5-10 in the months of December and January. His passing stats often look pretty, as he threw for 3,448 yards and 26 scores despite missing three games, but the end results come crunch time leave much to be desired. The loss of Owens may be considered addition by subtraction off the field, but a straight-up negative on it. Head coach Wade Phillips survived a lost 2008, but the way the stars are aligning, in Dallas and the NFC East, the Cowboys face an uphill battle against the Giants and Eagles.
Adrian Peterson ran for 117 yards on 11 carries with a touchdown to lead the Vikings past the Texans 17-10 in preseason betting action on Monday night.
Minnesota cashed as 2.5-point road underdogs, while the teams played UNDER the 41-point total posted by Bodog Sportsbook.