The Dallas Cowboys are led by Jerry Jones and although is ability to win is under scrutiny of late, there is no disputing that he has made all of the right moves in the offseason.
The odds for the Cowboys to win the Super bowl are listed at 24-to-1 at online sportsbook BetOnline and with the way this team has improved in the offseason that could be a steal. The Cowboys were picked as a darkhorse to win the big game this year by many of the experts who have noticed the improvements.
It all started in the draft where Jones and the Cowboys aggressively moved up eight sports to secure the services of the best cornerback available, Morris Claiborne out of LSU. Â Although he has not played a snap for the Cowboys this year, the rookie is already saying all the right things.
The Cowboys were not done yet as they added cornerback Brandon Carr and safety Brodney Pool to solidify a secondary that was abused all season long. This allowed the Cowboys to let Terrance Newman walk and allow them to be one of the most improved defenses in the NFL.
In a review of the Over/Under totals released on all NFL teams, we picked the Cowboys to go over 8.5 wins and that prompted the number to go up to nine wins at many of the offshore sportsbooks. Currently at BetOnline the Over/Under total for the Cowboys is listed at 9 (+130) and that is still worth taking with the extra return.
The Cowboys play in a tough division with the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants, loaded Philadelphia Eagles, and the revamped Washington Redskins. While this could make for a tough season, the Cowboys look like a good bet at (+200 at BetOnline) to win the NFC East. The Giants are due for a letdown, the Redskins are in rebuild mode and the Eagles are proven to self-destruct.
This is a make-or-break season for head coach Jason Garrett and quarterback Tony Romo. Romo now has all of the talent spots filled around home with Miles Austin and Dez Bryant catching deep balls and veteran Jason Witten at tight end providing the safety valve. The most improved unit may be on the offensive line where the Cowboys will have young players that have experience from a year ago and they brought in free-agent help with Nate Livings and Mackenzy Bernadeau. They will open up huge holes for DeMarco Murray who will be let loose as the featured back.
The Cowboys have a favorable schedule and if they can start off quickly they will be in great shape as 7 of the last 9 games are at home. The Cowboys seem to have all of the right pieces in place and this could be the year that they end up being Super.
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