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You Betcha: Week 3. Falcons Over Cowboys

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 20: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys talks with head coach Jason Garrett and quarterback Brandon Weeden #3 in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles on September 20, 2014 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 20-10. Romo was injured in the third quarter and did not return to the game. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    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!

    The Cowboys are 2-0. Because I grossly misjudged how pathetic the Eagles are, I’m Woe-and-2.

    Maybe I’m underestimating Brandon Weeden. But I don’t think so.

    Weeden has lost his eight starts in the NFL. He was putrid in his only start last year for the Cowboys, going of 11 of 23 with two interceptions when the game was on the line. And this week he has no Dez Bryant, a banged up Jason Witten and a decent Falcons’ defense orchestrated by former Seahawks’ defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.

    If you’re going opposite of me at this point I don’t fully blame you. But there’s just nothing rational that points to the Cowboys being able to out-score any better-than-average team at this point. Without Tony Romo and the other voids and injuries, this week I’d estimate the Cowboys’ offense will be at 30 percent capacity.

    The Falcons come into the game 2-0 and have scored 24 points in each game. I think that'll be enough, as I don't see this Cowboys' offense generating three touchdowns.

    Falcons 24, Cowboys 17.

    STARTING BANKROLL: $1,000

    CURRENT BANKROLL: $635

    SEASON RECORD: 0-2

    LAST WEEK: 0-1, -$220

    THIS WEEK: Falcons -1 over Cowboys for $175

    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.