NFL gambling for this week features the final preseason game for the Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings.
The Vikings have looked good in the preseason and many people consider them Super Bowl contenders in NFL betting. Dallas has also been solid in NFL gambling and is a Super Bowl contending team but they still have questions.
NFL gambling tells us that the Vikings are not going to play their starters at all on Friday. That means quarterback Brett Favre and running back Adrian Peterson will be on the bench in NFL gambling. Favre looked good last week in NFL betting as he went 13-of-18 for 142 yards and a TD. The Vikings do have solid backup quarterbacks so they should still be able to move the ball and impact NFL gambling with Sage Rosenfels, Tarvaris Jackson, and John David Booty. It will likely be the last game for John David Booty unless the team makes a trade. Minnesota has played well this NFL gambling preseason on defense, giving up only 8.7 points per game.
Dallas has been solid in NFL gambling in the preseason but not spectacular. The offense has had its moments with Tony Romo looking good. The Dallas starters aren’t going to play much either so Jon Kitna and rookie Stephen McGee will get the bulk of the playing time in this NFL betting game. One of the position battles to focus on in NFL gambling is at wide receiver for the Cowboys where Kevin Ogletree, a rookie free agent, is making a case to be on the team. He could be battling for the spot with Isaiah Stanback although it is possible that both could make it. Having six receivers would be unusual but not impossible. "Yeah six is a possibility," head coach Wade Phillips said, "You keep your best players. If he’s better than whatever linebacker or defensive back, that’s the decision you make. You keep who’s going to help you." The Cowboys hope to get wide receiver Roy Williams back in this NFL gambling matchup even if it is just for a couple of series. He has been out with an injury and missed last week’s NFL gambling game.
The all-time NFL betting preseason series has The Vikings with a slim 5-4-1 advantage against the Cowboys. Last year in NFL gambling it was the Cowboys winning 16-10 in the preseason against Minnesota.