Because of this, sportsbooks have released the 2022 Super Bowl odds, and Dallas Cowboys backers can get a great number at +1,800.
Here’s where the Cowboys stand among the NFL’s championship contenders:
Dallas Holds Ninth Best Super Bowl Odds
Despite winning the NFC East with a 12-5 record and holding the best odds to repeat as divisional champions, oddsmakers seemingly don’t see much value in the Cowboys to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
Here are the Cowboys’ odds at some top legal US sportsbooks, which may fluctuate throughout the offseason:
Two teams missed the playoffs last season but hold better Super Bowl odds than Dallas.
The first team is the Denver Broncos who acquired nine-time pro bowl quarterback Russell Wilson this offseason. Another fresh face in the Mile High City is head coach Nathaniel Hackett. Since the Super Bowl era began in 1967, only two first-year head coaches have won the Super Bowl.
The other 2021 postseason absentee that’s leap-frogged Dallas is the Los Angeles Chargers. LA beefed up its defense this offseason with a trade that brought linebacker Khalil Mack to Southern California, sending two draft picks to the Chicago Bears. Pairing Mack with defensive end Joey Bosa could form the best pass rushing tandem in the NFL.
Why The Cowboys Odds Aren’t Higher
When Dallas traded wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns this offseason, it left a lot of question marks as to who will be WR2 behind CeeDee Lamb.
Michael Gallup will be looked upon to fill the void, but he’s coming off a season where he only played nine games. The most significant injury came in week 17 when Gallup tore his ACL.
The Cowboys did make some acquisitions to deepen the wide receiver depth chart.
Dallas signed wide receiver James Washington this offseason. Washington previously played four seasons in Pittsburgh but only assumed WR1 duties in 2019 when the Steelers held an 8-8 record.
The Cowboys also drafted wide receiver Jalen Tolbert from University of South Alabama. The former Jaguar tormented defenses in the Sun Belt. Time will tell if it can translate to the NFL on Sundays.
With Dallas having many wide receivers still needing to prove themselves in the NFL, it could be why oddsmakers aren’t buying in on them as a top-tier team.
How Dallas Stacks Up With NFC East Foes
The Cowboys have the best Super Bowl odds in the division, with the Philadelphia Eagles trailing in second. Philadelphia made waves on draft night when they sent two draft picks to the Tennessee Titans in return for former pro bowl wide receiver A.J. Brown.
The Washington Commanders have the third best odds in the NFC East and the New York Giants round out the bottom of the division. New York hired first-time head coach Brian Daboll this offseason, as he moves a bit further east in New York state after most recently serving as offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills.