Jul 4th 2008 12:08PM by Ryan Wilson (author feed)
Filed under: Cowboys, Redskins, NFL Fans
More proof that the Cowboys are among the favorites heading into 2008, even though ‘07 ended on such a downer: BetUs.com has America’s Team! at 16-1 odds to go undefeated during the regular season. In case you’re wondering, the Patriots are 15-1 odds to run the table without Matthew Estrella (those odds fall to 1-1 if New England figures out a way to beat the system, however).
DMN’s Cowboys Blog runs down some of the regular-season contests that could trip up the team’s march to perfection. They’ve identified the season opener at Cleveland, the Week 3 Sunday nighter in Green Bay, the Week 5 showdown against the Bengals (in Dallas), the Nov. 2 game in New York, the Week 14 get-together in Pittsburgh, and the season finale at Philly.
The thing is, a seemingly daunting schedule in July could turn into a cakewalk by late October. That said, I don’t think the Cowboys will have any problem with the Browns or the Packers (unless Favre returns, of course). And the Bengals franchise could be dissolved by Week 2.
The Giants, Steelers and Eagles are all quite capable of winning (especially since they’re home games), but it’s curious that DMN’s Calvin Watkins thinks so much of the NFC East team, the Redskins, to not include them here, even though they annually give Dallas fits. Dr. Do Itch Big is not impressed.
By the way, the Cowboys’ odds of finally winning a playoff game? That’s off the board.