Marion Barber’s Status in Question Football Betting Odds

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

Football betting odds could be impacted on Monday by the status of Dallas running back Marion Barber.

Various online sports betting reports had him missing Monday’s game but it now looks like he might play. Football lines have the Cowboys as 9-point home favorites in NFL betting on Monday against the Panthers.

Football betting odds probably won’t move much if Barber doesn’t play but he is an important part of the Dallas offense as he is a big running threat. Barber seems to think he will play. "I’m good today, I’ll be good tomorrow and then up until Monday." Barber said. He was hurt near the end of the Cowboys’ 35-31 loss in football betting odds to the Giants last Sunday. The extra day of rest should help Barber since the Cowboys don’t play until Monday night in football betting odds.

If Barber is not ready to go in this football betting odds matchup then Felix Jones will have a large role and Tashard Choice will also get playing time. The Cowboys did sign Chauncey Washington from the practice squad on Tuesday as online sports betting notes. The Cowboys have relied upon Marion Barber heavily in the past and when he is out of the lineup their entire offense suffers.

The Monday night game has a high pointspread in football betting odds which is somewhat surprising considering how Dallas played last week against New York. The Cowboys defense was really poor last week as football betting odds show, as they couldn’t stop the Giants and the offense was sporadic with Tony Romo throwing a number of interceptions. The Cowboys definitely need Barber if they are to have any chance of covering football betting odds against Carolina. The Panthers are in a must-win football lines situation and should be a desperate team on Monday in football betting odds. The Panthers have their own issues as quarterback Jake Delhomme has been terrible this football betting odds season. Either Delhomme or Romo is likely to bounce back on Monday and lead their team to victory.

Monday Night Football is always a huge game in football betting odds and that should be the case again this week. The Cowboys are always a popular team in football lines. They will probably get some decent action in this game against a Carolina team that has struggled in football lines this season.

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