Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Dallas Cowboys 2009 NFL Predictions, Picks & Betting Odds

Written by Pat Spence

Dallas Cowboys 2009 NFL Predictions, Picks & Betting Odds: The Cowboys are hoping that the more things change, the more they win. Although coach Wade Phillips returns, Dallas debuts its new $1.1 billion stadium in Arlington with a different team than the one that ended 2008. Watch out scoreboard! The Cowboys fired their defensive coordinator, released Pacman Jones and Terrell Owens, chose not to re-sign Tank Johnson, signed three veteran defensive free agents and traded for a backup quarterback. The NFL Prediction Experts at online sportsbook have the Dallas Cowboys 15-1 odds to win the 2010 NFL Superbowl.

Tony Romo has been the full-time starter at quarterback for two-and-a-half seasons but has yet to win a playoff game. Although he has set several team records, produced a 27–12 regular-season record and had several big games statistically, Romo has not proven he can win the big game. Marion Barber was the full-time starter. Barber, who was slowed late in the season by a toe injury, had more carries, a higher average and more touchdowns in the first half of games. But the Cowboys would like for him to be more of a closer, a role he excelled at earlier in his career. That means that Felix Jones will play a bigger role early in games. NFL betting odds makers have the Dallas Cowboys listed at 11 to 4 odds to win the NFC East Division.

Nosetackle Jay Ratliff, a former seventh-round pick, became a Pro Bowler last season. Ratliff had 7.5 sacks as the rest of the line combined for only six. DeMarcus Ware has been a Defensive Player of the Year candidate each of the past two seasons. He has turned himself into one of the league’s top pass-rushers and made a run at Michael Strahan’s single-season record for sacks last season. The Dallas Cowboys OVER 9 WINS for the season is among the top NFL football picks on the board currently at

The Cowboys fired special teams coach Bruce Read at season’s end. He became a target for fans after Dallas allowed two special teams touchdowns to the Cardinals in an overtime loss. The Dallas Cowboys are listed at 7/1 odds to win the NFC Championship by the NFL Picks Experts at