The Dallas Cowboys got an early start on the offseason following a disappointing flameout in the playoffs. After a 12-5 season and an NFC East title, it was looking as if the Cowboys were in a position to make some noise, but a home loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the opening round quickly dashed those dreams.
Dallas has the potential to contend once again. The team is the favorite to win the NFC East and among the top 10 favorites for Super Bowl futures odds. The Cowboys have a big test in Week 1, as they’ll play host to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Here’s a closer look at the Cowboys Week 1 lines, Super Bowl odds and angles.
Dallas Cowboys odds: Spread, moneyline and over/under
Week 1 odds: Cowboys open with tough test at home against Buccaneers
It’s a meeting of two of the top three seeds from last year’s playoffs. The Cowboys lost to the 49ers in the wild card round, while the Buccaneers lost a divisional round game to the Los Angeles Rams.
The two clubs are among the favorites in the NFC once again. Tampa Bay is currently the top choice in NFC futures odds, while Dallas is fifth on the board. The Cowboys are 2.5-point home underdogs for the Sunday Night Football opener.
- Moneyline: There could be moneyline value here for Cowboys backers who are interested in the home underdog angle for Week 1. Dallas is +115 on the moneyline, with Tampa Bay set at -135
- Spread: These two squads hooked up in Week 1 last season, as well. It was an instant classic as the Buccaneers pulled out a close 31-29 home victory. Sportsbooks are expecting another tight contest, with the spread short of a field goal (Cowboys +2.5).
- Over/Under: In last year’s meeting, these two teams combined for 60 points. There could be some fireworks in store at AT&T Stadium as well. The total of 51.5 points is currently one of the highest on the board for the opening week of the NFL regular season.
Dallas Cowboys odds to win the Super Bowl
Last Updated: June 30
DraftKings released odds for the winner of the 2023 Super Bowl in January. The Cowboys were initially at +1200, but the number has since shifted a bit to +1800. Dallas is currently one of the top 10 choices on the board.
The expectation is for the Cowboys to compete for the NFC East title and be in the playoff mix once again, but futures odds place them behind other top contenders. The Buffalo Bills and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the two clubs currently atop the Super Bowl board.
Dallas Cowboys futures odds for 2022-23
As is the case with every other NFL team, a lot of things have to break right for Cowboys bettors to cash in a winning Super Bowl ticket. Here’s how the team stacks up in some other top categories:
Regular season win total
The Cowboys were a 12-win team a season ago, but DraftKings has set this year’s bar lower. Dallas kicks off the regular season at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday Night Football.
Odds to win the NFC East
BetMGM Sportsbook: +110
Dallas is the favorite to win the NFC East once again, but the race could be tighter this time around. Sportsbooks have the Eagles right behind at +200, followed by the Commanders (+500) and the Giants (+700).
Odds to win the NFC
Caesars Sportsbook: +800
The Cowboys are currently the fifth-ranked team on the NFC odds board at Caesars. The Buccaneers (+340) top the list, followed by the Los Angeles Rams (+450), Green Bay Packers (+450) and 49ers (+750).
Dak Prescott NFL MVP odds
FanDuel Sportsbook: +1200
There are only five players ahead of Dak Prescott in the latest MVP odds at FanDuel. Josh Allen is tops at +700, followed by Patrick Mahomes (+800) and Tom Brady (+800). Joe Burrow is tied with Prescott at +1200.
Season-long player prop odds
- Most passing yards: Dak Prescott +1200
- Most rushing yards: Ezekiel Elliott +2200
- Most receiving yards: CeeDee Lamb +1800
The Dallas offense led the league in yards per game last year. It could be more of the same in 2022. That being the case, Prescott, Elliott and Lamb all have a realistic shot at topping the charts in their respective categories.
Dallas Cowboys schedule
|1||Sept. 11||vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers||8:20 p.m. ET||TB -2.5||Buccaneers (-135), Cowboys (+115)||51.5 pts|
|2||Sept. 18||vs. Cincinnati Bengals||4:25 p.m. ET|
|3||Sept. 25||at New York Giants||7:15 p.m. ET|
|4||Oct. 2||vs. Washington Commanders||1 p.m. ET|
|5||Oct. 9||at Los Angeles Rams||4:25 p.m. ET|
|6||Oct. 16||at Philadelphia Eagles||8:20 p.m. ET|
|7||Oct. 23||vs. Detroit Lions||1 p.m. ET|
|8||Oct. 30||vs. Chicago Bears||1 p.m. ET|
|10||Nov. 13||at Green Bay Packers||4:25 p.m. ET|
|11||Nov. 20||at Minnesota Vikings||4:25 p.m. ET|
|12||Nov. 24||vs. New York Giants||4:30 p.m. ET|
|13||Dec. 4||vs. Indianapolis Colts||8:20 p.m. ET|
|14||Dec. 11||vs. Houston Texans||1 p.m. ET|
|15||Dec. 18||at Jacksonville Jaguars||1 p.m. ET|
|16||Dec. 25||vs. Philadelphia Eagles||4:25 p.m. ET|
|17||Dec. 29||at Tennessee Titans||8:15 p.m. ET|
|18||Jan. 7 OR Jan. 8||at Washington Commanders||TBD|
Dallas Cowboys news and notes
It was an eventful offseason for the Cowboys. The team traded WR Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns and lost LB Randy Gregory in free agency to the Denver Broncos. Among the new arrivals in Dallas are DE Dorance Armstrong and S Jayron Kearse. The team also re-signed WR Michael Gallup, whose season ended with an ACL injury last year.
In the first round of the NFL draft, the Cowboys selected OT Tyler Smith. The team’s pick in round two was DE Sam Williams, followed by WR Jalen Tolbert in the third round. Add it all up, and there was plenty of movement in Dallas this past offseason, but the team still appears likely to be among the contenders in the NFC.
Dallas Cowboys FAQ
Are the Cowboys Super Bowl contenders this year?
The Cowboys could be one of the top contenders in the NFC this season. The club’s odds at DraftKings are currently at +1800, which places it among the top 10 teams on the board.
How did the Cowboys do against the spread last season?
Dallas was 13-5 against the spread last season, which was one of the best marks in the league. The Cowboys were 12-6 on the moneyline and leaned toward the under on totals at 8-10.
Whom did the Cowboys add and lose during the offseason?
Dallas shipped Amari Cooper to the Browns and lost Randy Gregory in free agency. The team’s key signings included Dorance Armstrong and Jayron Kearse. The Cowboys selected Tyler Smith in round one of the NFL draft.
Is Dak Prescott in the running for the NFL MVP?
Prescott is one of the top contenders in the latest NFL MVP odds at FanDuel. He’s tied for sixth on the board with Joe Burrow at +1200. Josh Allen is the current favorite to win, with odds of +700.