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You Betcha Week 10: Bucs Over Cowboys



    You Betcha Week 10: Bucs Over Cowboys
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    SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 23: Head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys reacts after a stalled drive against the San Francisco 49ers in the first quarter of a preseason game on August 23, 2015 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The 49ers won 23-6. (Photo by Brian Bahr/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!

    Okay, I’ve seen about enough of that.

    For the second time this season I placed a wager on the Cowboys as an underdog, only to watch them go into overtime and lose on a touchdown that shredded my points. New Orleans earlier this year and last Sunday, the Eagles.

    With three points, I felt good about at least a tie at the end of regulation and going into overtime. But, nope, for the second time this season the Cowboys surrendered a long, walk-off touchdown pass to lose the game and my bet.

    But you can’t cry over spilled milk, or bad bets, so let’s move on to Week 10.

    Sorry, but I think the Cowboys are gutted.

    One week the defense plays well enough to win, but they lose. The next week the offense scores 27 points, gets an 18-yard Hail Mary, at home no less, but they lose. Visiting Tampa this week just feels like a really bad emotional spot for Dallas.

    Coming off two heart-breaking home losses. With Tony Romo coming back next week. And with a 2-6 record that will provide no “must-win” urgency.

    Other than Matt Cassel playing for a future job, I’m not sure what the Cowboys can convince themselves they’re playing for this week.

    Tampa 24, Cowboys 20.




    LAST WEEK: 0-1, -200

    THIS WEEK: Buccaneers minus-1, $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.