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!
OK, who back in August thought these teams would be a combined 5-8 entering this Nov. 1 meeting?
If so, you’re a much better prognosticator than I am. Than all of us.
The Seahawks have blown late leads in going 3-4 and the Cowboys, well, you know their sad tale of injuries and Pop Warner-esque miscues. Both teams need a victory Sunday in Arlington, not to get an edge for home-field advantage in the playoffs but rather to keep their postseason hopes alive.
Thing is, I don’t trust either team. So I’m going to wager against them both.
The one constant in Seattle’s inconsistent season has been its defense. And we all saw last week that, as expected, the Cowboys’ defense is playing well enough to win. With Greg Hardy back and Randy Gregory back the Cowboys held New York’s offense to 13 first downs and on touchdown. That’s winning football, had it not been for three interceptions by Matt Cassel, a kickoff return for a touchdown and a game-losing fumbled punt by Cole Beasley.
Sunday I expect conservative, let’s-don’t-lose-this-thing game plans from both Pete Carroll and Jason Garrett. Cassel will be hesitant to throw downfield, and the Seahawks will attempt to control the ball with the run. To me it adds up, but not much.
Give me a low-scoring game, and the Under.
Seahawks 20, Cowboys 17.
STARTING BANKROLL: $1,000
CURRENT BANKROLL: $810
SEASON RECORD: 3-4
LAST WEEK: 0-1, -220
THIS WEEK: Cowboys-Seahawks Under 41.5 points, for $100
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.