Quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints congratulates quarterback Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys following their 24-17 loss to the Cowboys at Louisiana Superdome on December 19, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The odds are in and the Dallas Cowboys, according to prognosticators, anyway, are sitting pretty in 2010 among the favorites to win the big game. According to onlinesportshandicapping.com, the Dallas Cowboys are at 11-1 to win Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, next February.
The team is currently at 5-4 to win the ultra-competitive NFC East.
"Dallas has been underachieving for some time," the article reads, "but QB Tony Romo is peaking at the right time and they should be able to make a run at the 2010 Superbowl."
The report goes on to cite an offensive attack that is "unstoppable" at times, and a defense that is strong on all three levels, and that 20 of 22 starters are returning in their support of the listed odds. And although "Wade Phillips will never be mistaken for Vince Lombardi," the article says, "he is a decent captain."
The only major flaws in Dallas noted in the report are an "inconsistent offensive line" and "question marks" in the secondary.
But if you don't want to wait until next February to gamble on football, the report also included the point spread for week one, when Dallas takes on Washington at FedEx Field, with the Cowboys giving 3.5 points to their rivals to the East.