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You Betcha Week 14: Packers Over Cowboys

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    Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks to pass in the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on November 15, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

    I long ago burned out on Fantasy Football. I can’t wrap my little brain around the FanDuelDraftKings craze. And I’ve wasted lots of time and a little money on not finishing first in those Eliminator Pools. But, alas, like of fans, I do like to have a little extra interest in Cowboys games.

    So let’s do this: I just robbed an imaginary bank and pocketed a virtual $1,000. What better way to spend it than on some mythical wagering. I’ll start with my $1k bankroll and each week – usually on Thursday or Friday – I’ll analyze the upcoming Cowboys game and make a wager. With any luck, by Christmas it’ll be iPhone upgrades for everyone.

    Do I think we’ll win? You betcha!

    I got tricked!

    Not only by the successful and relentless blitzing of Cowboys’ defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, but also by the worst punt return in NFL history authored by DeSean Jackson. Combine those two and, hello losing streak.

    I wish I was buying some Cowboys’ resurgence and a run-the-table miracle that would end with Tony Romo suiting up in a playoff game. But, alas, I’m not. And not even close.

    The Cowboys won last week, but only because the bumbling Redskins forced them to.

    They are merely a skeleton of the playoff team that journeyed to Lambeau Field 11 months ago. That offense could score 30 points on any defense. This one, led by Matt Cassel, will be lucky to net that amount the entire rest of the season.

    The Packers aren’t great, evidenced by the Hail Mary it took to beat the Lions last week. But they‘re good enough to beat the Cowboys.

    Dallas’ brief playoff fantasy ends Sunday in Green Bay. And this time one Dez Bryant catch or non-catch won’t make any difference.

    Packers 30, Cowboys 17.

    STARTING BANKROLL: $1,000

    CURRENT BANKROLL: $760

    SEASON RECORD: 6-7

    LAST WEEK: 0-1, +$250

    THIS WEEK: Packers minus-7 over Cowboys, $350

    A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.