The Cowboys are playing in Minnesota this week and both the Cowboys and Vikings are 5-2 in Super Bowl betting.
Super Bowl odds have seen Dallas drop each week as the Cowboys continue to play well. Dallas finally ended their drought last week by beating Philadelphia in the Wild Card round. Many people now believe the Cowboys can continue their success and win in Super Bowl betting. There are some things to like about Dallas in Super Bowl odds but the Cowboys still have to get past a Minnesota team that didn’t lose a game at home all year.
Dallas has won four straight games and two of those wins came against Philadelphia while one of them came against the top seeded Saints. Now that they finally have a playoff win the Cowboys are playing with confidence and a lot less pressure. The Vikings actually have more pressure to win this week at home with Brett Favre at quarterback. Dallas quarterback Tony Romo is probably playing as well as he ever has and he is capable of leading Dallas to a win at Minnesota.
Another reason to like Dallas in Super Bowl odds is their defense. The Cowboys have been winning because their defense has taken over games. They have given up an average of 7.8 points in the last four games. The defensive line has been dominant with DeMarcus Ware leading the way. Dallas definitely is playing better on defense than the other three teams in the NFC in Super Bowl odds, the Vikings, Cardinals and Saints. The Cowboys have already beaten New Orleans on the road so there is no fear factor anymore for Dallas. They know they can win in tough road environments.
While there are a lot of positives for Dallas in Super Bowl odds, there are a couple of negatives in Super Bowl betting. Wade Phillips is still not a coach that inspires confidence when it is a big game. The Cowboys may have confidence now and be a chic pick in Super Bowl betting, but what happens if a couple of things go against them. Their confidence and popularity in Super Bowl odds may be based more on Philadelphia not being a good playoff team than anything else.