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!
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It was clear to some of us that the Cowboys were done last week. So now this week, with even their irrational Christmas wishes dashed?
It’s courageous of owner Jerry Jones to not shut down Dez Bryant and for head coach Jason Garrett to remain confident in Matt Cassel. But, as the rest of us know, it’s also disingenuous.
At 4-9 the Cowboys have zero to play for. It’s been a grossly disappointing season and human nature begins tugging the players’ minds toward a beach … and not the Jets.
With minimal motivation and a no home-field advantage at AT&T Stadium – the Cowboys are 27-27 there since moving there in 2009 – it’s difficult to see how Dallas wins. And last week we even saw a defense that has kept it in most games this season finally crack in the fourth quarter against the Packers.
I think that crack this week becomes a chasm and the Cowboys’ ugly season gets even more hideous. The 8-5 Jets are trying to find a way into the playoffs while the Cowboys are merely trying to figure out where it all went wrong.
Jets 20, Cowboys 13.
STARTING BANKROLL: $1,000
CURRENT BANKROLL: $1,110
SEASON RECORD: 7-7
LAST WEEK: 1-0, +$350
THIS WEEK: Jets minus-3.5 over Cowboys, $110.
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.