Football Betting - Dallas Cowboys at Cleveland Browns

Football betting for Week 1 of the 2008 regular season wraps up with the second half of an ESPN Monday Night Football doubleheader as the Oakland Raiders host the Denver Broncos.

Football betting on the Dallas Cowboys is always popular and that should be the case again this season. The Cowboys open up the 2008 NFL betting season at Cleveland as a 3.5 point favorite in NFL Odds Week 1 numbers. The Browns are a popular pick by many football betting experts but their schedule is difficult beginning with this Sunday afternoon game.

Football betting stats show that the Cowboys went 13-3 straight up and 9-7 against the football betting pointspread last year. The Browns were 10-6 straight up and a super 12-4 versus the NFL betting number a year ago. While the Browns seasons was thought of as a success even though they missed the playoffs, the Cowboys season was considered a failure after they lost to the Giants in the NFC playoffs.

Football betting stats show that the Cowboys were 4-4 against the football betting pointspread on the road last season. They are listed as one of the favorites in NFL betting to win the Super Bowl but some football betting experts are not sold considering head coach Wade Phillips has never won a big game and quarterback Tony Romo has yet to win a playoff game.

Cleveland was a great moneymaker in NFL betting last year including a super 7-1 against the football betting pointspread at home. Quarterback Derek Anderson leads a potent offense that includes workhorse running back Jamal Lewis and budding superstar receiver Braylon Edwards. Cleveland made a couple of moves in the off-season to upgrade a weak defense according to football betting information as they signed defensive tackle Corey Williams from Green Bay and Pro Bowl defensive tackle Shaun Rogers. The Browns did not play well in the preseason and many football betting experts are wondering if Cleveland came too far too fast last season.

Football betting stats show that Dallas went over in 10 of their 16 games last season and six of their eight road games. Cleveland was 4-3-1 to the over last season at home according to football betting stats. The last time the two teams met was in 2004 as Dallas won 19-12 according to football betting information.