They open up by playing the Hall of Fame Game against the Cincinnati Bengals on August 8th.
The Cowboys will likely be favored in NFL preseason odds in this game that can be seen on NBC.
NFL preseason betting will feature the Cowboys five times in 2010. Since they play the Hall of Fame game, the Cowboys get an extra preseason game. They will host the Oakland Raiders four days after the Hall of Fame Game. They travel to San Diego and Houston the next two week while their final preseason game will be at home against Miami.
The Cowboys are one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl as they are listed at 10-1 in NFL preseason odds. Dallas is a solid favorite at -125 to win the NFC East. The Cowboys are led on offense by Tony Romo who threw for 4,483 yards last year with 26 TDs and only 9 interceptions. He has some talented receiving options including tight end Jason Witten. Miles Austin had a breakout season a year ago and he figures to get some help this season as defense will have to contend with newcomer Dez Bryant. The running game is solid with Marion Barber, Felix Jones and Tashard Choice.
The Cowboys had a very solid defense in 2009 that was oftentimes overlooked. The reason the Cowboys won 11 games last season was a defense that was second in the league in points allowed. All-Pro linebacker DeMarcus Ware is a force from the outside while Terence Newman leads a solid secondary.
The problem for the Cowboys this season could be high expectations. Owner Jerry Jones tells his team all the time that this year’s Super Bowl is in Dallas and he expects his team to be there. The Cowboys are not without some issues though. They have a head coach in Wade Phillips who has never won anything and Dallas has a tough schedule that includes defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans and runner-up Indianapolis. Betting the Cowboys in the preseason or in the regular season also means laying or receiving fewer points than is warranted since Dallas is the most public team in the NFL.