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Over/Under: How Many Wins Will Cowboys Total In 2018?

While we don't discuss it often on Inside , sports is a “hobby” of sports fans all over the world. Now, with multiple states legalizing sports gambling after the Federal ban was lifted, you might be looking to lay some money down on the .

Vegas has released the win total projections for the upcoming , slotting the Cowboys at 8.5 wins. On, the over on 8.5 wins is at +125 while the under is -145. For those that aren't familiar with gambling terms, this basically indicates that the Cowboys winning less than 8.5 games is the “favorite” outcome.

But what should you bet on?

Well, as we all know, the Cowboys underwent severe turnover this . Only , , and return from the receiver group with newcomers , , , and looking to make their mark.

For a passing offense that looked pedestrian, and downright bad, at times in 2017 this turnover could turn out a couple of different ways. It's possible the Cowboys will miss having a “number one” receiver in their gameplan and that the of will hinder them more than most expect.

It's also possible, however, that these new targets will work better into the Cowboys offensive scheme and allow to excel like he did during his rookie season.

With the addition of the should be improved, and if can remain healthy, they can return to the top of the league as a unit. is back behind them for a full 16 games as well, which should bode well for this run-heavy offense.

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While the offense underwent a complete makeover of sorts, the Cowboys are mostly banking on development of the guys already in place on . Their young will hopefully take another step forward, and their has the potential to be a very good unit if it all comes together.

Dallas drafted Leigthon Vander Esch to improve their corps, but most of that units' success depends on the health of veteran .

The public is believing that the final 8 games of 2017 are what these Cowboys really look like, and all the new faces on offense aren't helping the perception. I believe the Cowboys have the talent to take a step from 9-7 and get to 10 wins and a playoff birth this season, and at +125 there is some value in betting over 8.5 wins.

You do run the risk, however, of the 8-8 Cowboys showing up once again.

But who knows, maybe you'll be saved by a meaningless 9th win at the end of the season like many were in 2017.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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