Dallas Cowboys NFL Postseason Betting Analysis

Posted by Eric Williams on Thursday,January 5, 2017 1:56, EDT in

While it’s quite odd that owner Jerry Jones seems to a bit unhappy that his ‘homeboy’ Tony Romo isn’t playing this season, the Dallas Cowboys (13-3 SU, 10-6 ATS) have clearly been transformed for the better because of the arrival of gifted rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott.

Now, as Prescott and Elliott get set to make their playoff debuts, NFL betting enthusiasts everywhere need to know what they can expect out of the Boys this approaching postseason.

Thanks to my expert betting analysis, you’re going to have a great idea of just how far Dallas can g in their quest to hoist the 2016 Vince Lombardi Super Bowl 51 trophy.

Dallas Cowboys NFL Postseason Betting Analysis

Super Bowl 51 Odds
(17/5)

NFC Championship Odds
(11/10)

 

 

Why Bet on the Cowboys

Although I’m a lifelong Dallas Cowboys hater that hails from Philadelphia, I’ve got to admit that there e several great reasons why you should bet on the Cowboys this postseason.

Despite their less-than-glowing passing statistics, Dallas can both, pass and run the ball efficiently on offense. Prescott and company finished the regular season ranked fifth in total offense (376.7 ypg), second in rushing (149.8 ypg), 23rd in passing (226.9 ypg) and fifth in scoring (26.3 ppg)

Prescott passed for 3,667 yards while completing an insane 67.8 percent of his passes with 23 TD passes and was quite efficient in tossing just four interceptions.

Elliott rushed for a league-high 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns while averaging a stellar 5.1 yards per carry. Prescott also spread his passing around so much that No. 2 wideout Cole Beasley led the team in receiving yards (833) and not perennial Pro Bowler De Bryant.

More importantly, Dallas consistently improved on defense throughout the season to finish first against the run (83.5 ypg) and fifth in points allowed (19.1 ppg). The Boys have a superstar in linebacker Sean Lee that is apparently all over the field on every play. Dallas finished the regular season ranked first against the run (83.5 ypg) and fifth in points allowed (19.1 ppg).

 

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Why Bet Against the Cowboys

Dallas looks very strong as they get set for the playoffs, but they still have a couple of blemishes that could bring their postseason to an abrupt halt. The Boys finished the regular season ranked 26th against the pass (260.4 ypg) and that could be a problem if they’re forced to face an explosive passing attack, like Green Bay’s for instance.

Last but not least, Dallas won’t have the coaching edge in many of their postseason games – if any. While I certainly don’t think Jason Garrett is the worst coach in the league, he’s also not as good or experienced as the vast majority of head coaches in the playoffs this postseason. If any of their games come down to coaching, Dallas could get bounced out prematurely.

In the end, Dallas has looked like the second best team in all of football behind New England all season long and will undoubtedly be very tough to dispatch this postseason.