We're less than a week removed from an epic Super Bowl LIV won by the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs Kingdom had to endure 50 years of falling before winning the Lombardi Trophy again. As you very well know, Dallas Cowboys fans are going through a similar wait. But it's never too early to get your hopes up when it comes to football. “This is our year” chants can begin now.
But what does the gambling world say about the 2020 Cowboys? Where do they rank among the Super Bowl LV favorites?
Well, many future odds are out. BetOnline has them as the eight favorite to win it all. Here's the top 8:
- Kansas City Chiefs (+600)
- Baltimore Ravens (+800)
- San Francisco 49ers (+800)
- New Orleans Saints (+1000)
- New England Patriots (+1100)
- Los Angeles Chargers (+1600)
- Green Bay Packers (+1600)
- Dallas Cowboys (+1800)
Note: The numbers you see representing the odds mean how much you would win per each $100 you bet. In other words, if you put a hundred on the Cowboys to win Super Bowl LV, you'd win $1,800.
That makes the Cowboys the eight favorite to win Super Bowl LV and the fourth favorite to take the NFC Championship Game. As you can tell, they're the early favorite to win the NFC East. Last season, the preseason favorite to take the division home was Philadelphia.
Of course, for the Cowboys, it's all about how they deal with their offseason. Plenty of important free agents are set to hit the market and the front office needs to try and keep all the talent they can on the roster.
It's also about how the coaching changes turn out. Mike McCarthy's staff is adopting one of the league's most talented rosters. If they can make the difference, won't the Cowboys be in it in the thick of January? We sure hope so.
I'd bet the Cowboys over the Packers to win the Super Bowl next season. However, I understand why the New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers are ranked where they are. Both have great coaching and talent.
The 49ers fell to the Chiefs but even against Mahomes, their defense looked elite for more than three quarters of football. And the Saints are the Saints. You can never count Drew Brees and Sean Payton out.