2013-14 Cowboys Season Odds
DALLAS, TX (The Spread) - Ever polarizing, the Cowboys enter the 2013 NFL regular season as a long-shot sleeper to win the 2014 Super Bowl.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Cowboys are 25/1 to win the 2014 Super Bowl and 14/1 to win the NFC Conference this season. The Cowboys are also co-favorites with the Giants at +200 to win the NFC East Division and have an over/under of 8.5 for number of wins in 2013. The odds that the Cowboys will make the playoffs are +145 for and -175 against.
The biggest move Dallas made this offseason was signing quarterback Tony Romo to a six-year, $108 million deal that included $55 million in guaranteed money. The move drew some ire from Cowboy fans and national media pundits alike, especially with how Romo has yet to win more than one playoff games throughout his entire career and continues to be brutal in crucial games. The team also handed the offensive play-calling duties to Bill Callahan and hired Monte Kiffin as its defensive coordinator.
In the draft the Cowboys invested in the interior of their offensive line by selecting center Travis Frederick with the 31st overall pick. They also nabbed San Diego State tight end Gavin Escobar in the second round and wide receiver Terrance Williams in the third (along with Georgia Southern safety J.J. Wilcox).
The NFC East is a complete crapshoot and there's no reason why the 'Boys can't win the division crown and head to the postseason, where anything can happen. But Romo has proven time and time again that he can't win "the big one" and the offensive line remains a question mark heading into the season. This team usually winds up getting bit by the injury bug throughout the season, as evidence of the past couple of years when it was devastated at the running back and receiver positions.
That said, the Cowboys have talent and it's not as if the Giants, Redskins and Eagles don't have warts, too. Dez Bryant is a legitimate superstar and if he can stay healthy, DeMarco Murray is a stud with plenty of playmaking ability. So why not Dallas?
2013-14 Dallas Cowboys Season Odds
Super Bowl Odds: 25/1
NFC Conference Odds: 14/1
NFC East Odds: 8.5
Over/Under Totals: 8.5