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Dallas Cowboys NFL Betting Preview: Odds, Picks, & Best Bet (2022)

by August 15, 2022
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The summer is here, and the start of the NFL season will be here before we know it. Now is the time to start digging into NFL futures, both team futures and player futures. NFL futures can be great ways to profit during the upcoming season. We’ll have you covered throughout the offseason with updated news and odds for all futures and Week 1 odds. Let’s look at updated 2022 NFL team win totals and futures odds.

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Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl Winner (+2000)

The Cowboys were fool’s gold in 2021. A marginal defense was masked by historic turnover production, and an offense fraught with talent was embarrassing in their wild-card contest with San Francisco.

Dallas was impressive for much of last season, but they are primed for regression in 2022. And these Super Bowl odds are likely inflated by the public’s habitual backing of America’s Team.

Pass on taking Dallas to win the Super Bowl.

Dallas Cowboys Conference Winner (+900)

The Cowboys lost multiple Pro-Bowlers this offseason. And, barring extreme circumstances, it would be very surprising were they to improve on last season’s 12-5 record.

In the same sentiment as the prior section, pass on betting Dallas to win the NFC.

Dallas Cowboys Division Winner (+140)

It was impossible for Dallas to retain all of their talent from a season ago, and every team in the NFC East believes they have shortened the gap between themselves and the Cowboys. The question is whether or not any team has caught up to them.

Philly (+185) is anticipated as Dallas’ greatest threat to win the East, as they have made significant efforts to build their roster into a 2022 contender. The crucial factor, however, as to whether or not Philly can dethrone Dallas as the class of the NFC East remains the play of QB Jalen Hurts.

For those who are skeptical as to whether or not this is the case, Dallas to win the NFC East (+140) is a reasonable bet to make.

Dallas Cowboys Win Total o10 (-110)/u10.5 (-130)

It is difficult to project a win total for the Cowboys this season. It is likely the Cowboys’ defense is not so opportune in its turnover production, and it is fair to be skeptical as to whether their offense can maintain 2021 pace.

Dallas’ first six games are crucial to their season’s outlook, and it is unlikely that Dallas exits this stretch of games unscathed. If Dallas were to start poorly, expect a much better line to be available mid-season on their win total.

On the other hand, Dallas annihilated their division foes a season ago, and they once again project to have a favorable overall schedule. With an arguably elite QB in Dak Prescott, it is difficult to justify a bet on their under.

Unless one’s convictions sway them otherwise, pass on Dallas win total futures. 10 games feels right.

Dallas Cowboys to Make the Playoffs yes (-250) / no (+230)

It is nonsensical to bet Dallas to make the playoffs at such a price. Oddsmakers have assigned the Cowboys a roughly 40% chance to win the NFC East, yet these odds (-250) signal a near 72% chance that Dallas makes the playoffs.

In other words: If they fail to win their division, Dallas would need to earn a wild-card spot at a rate greater than 50% in order to justify this bet. And personally, that projection is too steep.

While it is not recommended one lay -250 on the Cowboys to make the playoffs, the Cowboys were too good a season ago to suggest shorting them in a depleted NFC.

Pass altogether on Cowboys playoff futures.

Favorite Futures Bet 

It is difficult to bet on the Cowboys, as the volume of bets on America’s Team tends to dilute the lines. The Cowboys were too good a season ago to advise any bets that they regress, but there are many reasons to be reluctant in backing Dallas this season.

Regardless, it is of the writer’s opinion that the NFC East is a two-team race between Dallas and Philly.

The Cowboys to win the NFC East (+140) is the only bet to make.

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