Cowboys NFL Preseason Betting Hype Begins on Sunday vs. Bengals

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

The Dallas Cowboys begin NFL preseason betting as they face the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday in the Hall of Fame Game.

The Cowboys are one of the favorites this season to make it to the Super Bowl but they are actually underdogs in NFL preseason odds against the Bengals in the Hall of Fame Game.

NFL preseason betting lists Cincinnati as a 2.5 point favorite vs. Dallas.  Neither team is expected to play their starters long in this contest.  It is an extra game for both teams as they still will each have four preseason games remaining after Sunday’s game.

The Cowboys have received a lot of hype in NFL preseason odds as they are listed with odds of 9-1 to win the Super Bowl. The Cowboys have a very potent offense that should be even better this season with the addition of wide receiver Dez Bryant.  Dallas has Tony Romo at quarterback and a trio of talented running backs in Felix Jones, Marion Barber and Tashard Choice. They also have one of the best tight ends in the league in Jason Witten.

The Cowboys are loaded with talent on both sides of the ball but there are concerns.  They are still led by a coach in Wade Phillips who has never really won anything and a quarterback in Romo who has done very little in the playoffs. The Cowboys also have very little depth behind Romo as they would have to rely upon Jon Kitna if anything happens to Romo.

Dallas went 11-5 straight up last season and 9-7 against the spread.  The Cowboys will not have an easy time in what is the toughest division in the NFL. The NFC East looks improved this season with Washington adding Donovan McNabb at quarterback.  The Giants really want to rebound from last season while Philadelphia looks very talented with Kevin Kolb at quarterback.  The Cowboys are the favorites in the division but they could be overvalued this season because of their preseason hype and high expectations. The Cowboys don’t have an easy schedule either as they will face four of the best teams in the NFL this season in New Orleans, Minnesota, Indianapolis and Green Bay not to mention their normal games against the Giants, Redskins and Eagles.

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