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Is This The Year For The Cowboys?

This question seemed far-fetched, even to the most optimistic fans after fractured his hand in Week 1. was in line to take over an that struggled against Tampa Bay. Then, Week 2 happened. The Dallas offense racked up over 300 yards and the stifled the 56 runner-up .

So, the question remains: Is this the year for the Cowboys? Let's look at what's coming up for Dallas and how are viewing the team's chances for the rest of the season.

Cowboys Remaining Schedule

At the beginning of the season, Dallas had the 10th easiest schedule by way of looking at their opponents' projected win totals. The Cowboys' upcoming schedule is quite favorable, as there are only five remaining games against 2021-2022 playoff teams, with two of those being divisional tilts against Philadelphia.

The other remaining games are all away games, as Dallas will travel to Los Angeles, Green Bay, and Tennessee.

The Cowboys' chances at the postseason could be aided by their weak schedule coming out of their Week 9 . Weeks 10 and 11 present their toughest matchups with North games against the Packers and .

After that? The schedule sets up beautifully for the ‘Boys with games against the Giants, Colts, Texans, Jaguars, Eagles, Titans, and Commanders. Do any of those games jump out to you as definite losses? Because I'm having trouble finding any reason to be pessimistic looking at those teams.

Also working in the ‘Boys' favor is the fact the NFC in general is weaker this year compared to last season. There were massive shakeups with trades and signings during the that struck significant blows to teams like Green Bay and Tampa Bay.

Cowboys Injury Updates – When Will Dak Prescott Return?

Prescott's return is something that has been weighing on the minds of and there's already good news on that front. Both Jerry and have recently made statements saying there's a possibility the Cowboys' signal-caller could return as early as Week 4.

Since Prescott was never placed on , there is no minimum number of games he is required to miss.

If this timeline holds true, Prescott would potentially return for a home matchup against the .

The Cowboys could be getting another key offensive piece back as it appears is nearing a return. With suffering a knee during Week 2's win that could sideline him 2-4 weeks, Dallas needs all the offensive help they can get.

Dallas Cowboys Futures Odds

How are sportsbooks viewing Dallas in light of their current situation? Here are the Cowboys' across three different futures markets, courtesy of Sportsbook.

NFC East Division Odds

Team Odds to win the
Eagles -250
Cowboys +450
Giants +550
Commanders +1200

Philadelphia is currently in the driver's seat and it's easy to see why. Their offense is firing on all cylinders and although it's early, it appears as though has taken the next step in his development as a .

We can convert Dallas' odds into an implied probability, which comes out to an 18.18% chance the Cowboys win the NFC East.

2022 NFC Conference Odds

Team NFC Conference Odds
Buccaneers +300
Eagles +450
Packers +550
Rams +650
49ers +800
Vikings +1000
Cowboys +2000

As of this writing, the Cowboys have the seventh-shortest odds to win the NFC. With no clear-cut favorite, we could see these odds shift dramatically as the season progresses. The Cowboys' implied probability to win the NFC is just below 5%.

Cowboys Super Bowl 57 Odds

Team Odds
Bills +400
Chiefs +650
Buccaneers +750
Packers +1200
Eagles +1200
Cowboys +4000

Dallas currently sits in the middle of the pack, tied for the 14th-shortest odds to win the Lombardi Trophy this year.

Listed in the table are the six teams with the five shortest odds for reference, with the Packers and Eagles tied at +1200. As things stand today, +4000 odds translate to a 2.44% implied probability of Dallas winning Super Bowl 57.

This means if you placed a $100 bet on Dallas to be Super Bowl champions, your wager would return you a total of $4,100 if they pulled it off. Whenever Super Bowl 57 markets first opened in February 2022, Dallas was seen as a top-five betting favorite with odds around +1400 depending on where you shopped.

Is Sports Betting Legal in Texas?

is currently illegal in Texas but lawmakers are expected to bring forth legislation in 2023 to try to bring sports wagering to the Lone Star State.

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