Cowboys Super Bowl Odds Plummet Following Dak Prescott Injury
The Dallas Cowboys' Super Bowl chances took a huge hit following Dak Prescott's injury in a win against the New York Giants this past Sunday. Prescott suffered a compound right ankle fracture and dislocation that will cause him to miss the rest of the season.
Coming into the season within the top 10 in odds to win the Super Bowl, the Cowboys have plummeted all the way down to +4400 odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. This puts them into a tie for the 14th-best odds with the Chicago Bears and Las Vegas Raiders.
The odds make it seem unlikely that backup turned starter Andy Dalton will lead this team to a Lombardi Trophy this season, but this situation is why the Cowboys signed him in the first place. The odds also take into account a Cowboys defense that has struggled this year and is giving up a league-high 36.0 points per game.
While their Super Bowl odds may have taken a hit, the Cowboys are still the favorite to win the NFC East, with odds set at -120. They are followed by the Philadelphia Eagles (+130), Washington Football Team (+950) and New York Giants (+2700).
Prescott was carrying this offense through five weeks, leading the league with 1,856 passing yards and also has 9 total touchdowns on the year. He was major reason why the Cowboys were still able to win some games despite their poor defensive efforts.
If the Cowboys are able to sneak into the playoffs due to a weak divison and host a playoff game, anything could happen. However, losing Prescott hurt the Cowboys chances to win the Super Bowl mightily and that is shown in their plummeting odds.
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