Well, another football season has come and gone without the Dallas Cowboys winning or even making it to the Super Bowl. Twenty-six years to be exact. Plus, to add insult to injury, the Cowboys haven’t even made an NFC Conference Championship appearance in their last 11-straight postseason appearances. Yikes.
That is especially hard to swallow when you think about what the Cincinnati Bengals were able to do this year. Cincy made it to their first AFC Championship since 1988 after going 4-11 last year. They might not have won the Lombardi Trophy, but they at least made a name for their franchise after so many years.
With all of this in consideration, you have to wonder why the Cowboys continually have great early Super Bowl odds year after year. Maybe if people doubted Dallas as much as they doubted Cincinnati, the Cowboys would have a reason to prove themselves? It shouldn’t be that way, but it seems there is something to be said for playing with a chip on your shoulder.
This year, the Cowboys are in the Top 10 in terms of Super Bowl odds the day after Super Bowl LVI. As of early Monday morning, our friends at WynnBet have the Cowboys at +1800 odds. That ties them with the Tennessee Titans in 4th place, putting them below just seven other teams.
The day after Super Bowl LVI, WynnBet has the Cowboys tied for fourth at +1800 odds to win the next Super Bowl
The Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs currently lead all 32 teams, tied at the top with +700 odds to win Super Bowl LVII. The other teams listed before the Cowboys are the Cincinnati Bengals (+1200), Los Angeles Rams (+1200), San Francisco 49ers (+1200), and Denver Broncos (+1800).
The Chiefs and Bills make a lot of sense given their immense talent and young, thriving quarterbacks. Obviously, the Rams and Bengals played in this year’s big game. The 49ers have a stacked roster and if they can figure out the quarterback situation, they can go far. The Denver Broncos are likely this high because of the assumption that they may get quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Do you think the Cowboys’ odds are too high? Too low? The Titans will likely have a healthy Derrick Henry next year. The Ravens will hopefully have a full-strength Lamar Jackson. The LA Chargers have Justin Herbert. Of course, with the return of Dak Prescott, Micah Parsons, and Trevon Diggs, the Cowboys have a strong roster, too. But are the hopes too high given there were no coaching staff changes?
It’s still way too early to know much of anything given free agency and the 2022 NFL Draft have yet to happen. For now, let’s just be happy we aren’t the New York Jets who are sitting way down at the very bottom with +20000 odds.