They are considered a powerhouse that will roll through the NFC this season. Before you go plunking down your hard earned cash on the Cowboys against the NFL lines you may want to take a step back.
NFL odds on Dallas are really ridiculous. The Cowboys are still coached by Wade Phillips and although Tony Romo is good looking he has still never won a big game. Sure, the Cowboys finally won a playoff game last season against Philadelphia but they were destroyed by Minnesota the next week. Why are things going to be any different this season?
Dallas Concerns: The Cowboys have some serious issues on their offensive line. Starting left guard Kyle Kosier and right tackle Marc Colombo are injured and while Colombo will probably be back for the regular season opener against Washington, Kosier will probably be out. The Cowboys have a lot of offensive talent but if their offensive line is weak it won’t really matter. Super Bowl favorites are not supposed to have any weaknesses but the Cowboys could have a big one.
Red Zone: The Cowboys were not a good red zone team last year and that has not changed in the preseason. The Cowboys move it up and down the field and then stall inside the 20. Do you want to be betting on a team that can’t score when it matters? This shouldn’t be an issue when you have a great tight end in Jason Witten but remember that Wade Phillips still coaches this team.
Dez Bryant: The Cowboys star rookie was supposed to make a big impact this season and maybe he will, but so far he has done nothing but get hurt. The Cowboys don’t even know if he will play at all in the preseason.
Kicker: David Buehler might end up having an excellent season for the Cowboys but he is unproven and Super Bowl teams rarely have an unproven kicker.
For a team that is 5-1 to win the Super Bowl in NFL lines there are a lot more questions than you might think. The Cowboys are going to be overvalued in 2010 and you may not want to hand the NFC to Dallas just yet.