Cowboys seeing overwhelming support – 10-27-2014

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If you read literally any NFL season preview, you’d
know it wasn’t supposed to go like this for the Dallas Cowboys
as they take a 6-1 record into tonight’s game against
Washington.

Football pundits and talking heads expected a terrible Dallas
defense, possibly even-all time bad. Tony Romo was supposed
to be just as erratic as ever and there was no way the
Cowboys would really commit to the running game.

Well, surprise.

The Cowboys have bounced around between 9 and 10-point
favorites for tonight’s game at home to Washington and Monday
Night Football bettors are all over Jerry Jones’ boys.

“We’re seeing heavy Dallas traffic on the side and the
pointspread,” a
Sports Interaction oddsmaker said. “About 83 percent of
our bets are on the Cowboys and while we’re juicing Dallas
-9.5 right now, we could see this line go back up to -10
before the kick.”

Dallas has always been a favorite of the betting public, so
it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Cowboys
supporters are coming out of the woodwork.

“NFL bettors just can’t get enough of the Cowboys,”

Sports Interaction’s oddsmaker added. “We had them at
50-1 to win the Super Bowl at the beginning of the season and
now they’re at 9-1 so that should tell you everything you
need to know about their support.”

It’s hard to argue with the stats. Dallas ranks fourth
overall in total offense and ninth in points allowed (21).
Right now, everything is going Dallas’ way, while Washington
can’t seem to catch a break. Even though Washington ranks
seventh in total offense and seventh in total defense, the
club is just 2-5 straight up and against the spread.

Reports indicate Washington will keep Robert Griffin III on
the sidelines again tonight, meaning Colt McCoy will be the
starting quarterback. Sports Interaction’s oddsmaker says the
difference on the pointspread between McCoy and RG3 starting
would be “at least two points.”

The total currently sits at 49.5 with the “majority” of the
bets coming in on the over.

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