All ears are awaiting to hear if Tony Romo will play or not on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. At 6-2, Dallas still holds a marginal lead over the Philadelphia Eagles and are well out in front of the Giants and Redskins.
Fans and the media are ready to pounce on the possibility of a mini-collapse in Jerry World. As much as they’ve done on the field correct this season there are still eight games left. During the offseason there was heavy speculation on how Tony Romo’s back would hold up over the course of a rigorous NFL season. Even former Dallas quarterback, Troy Aikman commented that recovering from a back injury is the toughest for a quarterback.
Dallas released Kyle Orton when they signed Brandon Weeden. No one really paid particular attention to Dallas signing Weeden. Weeden was a late first round pick by Cleveland a few seasons ago and just never got a true opportunity to grasp the offense and lead the Browns. Their change over with coaches led to his exit as he struggled under a new system last year and lost his job to Brian Hoyer.
Throughout his struggles as Brown he never really had the consistency he now has in Dallas. Talented wide receivers, a great back, and a solid offensive line. People already made the mistake that Colt McCoy should have been written off when the Redskins gave him a chance amidst Kirk Cousins struggles.
If Weeden is named starter will people be quick to rush to the ticket window to bet against the Cowboys? Probably.
I’d caution against it. Arizona is 6-1 but has had some struggles as of late to get wins. They came from behind against the Redskins, fought off the Raiders, and came from behind against the Eagles. All of this has been done without having key mistakes on the offensive side of the football. How much longer can Carson Palmer hold up without having one of his mistake prone games that have plagued him during his career?
If an announcement is made on Romo, be careful rushing to place your money on the Cardinals? Brandon Weeden just may be ready to shine as a 31 year old veteran quarterback.
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As for tonight in Monday Night football it’s not a game that I plan on putting action on. Public money seems to be on the right side this week, so we’ll see if that carries over into tonight’s game.
Dallas has had some great wins against the Saints and Seahawks, but also had some dud performances against the Rams and Texans. It could be a little bit of playing down to their competition.
Washington clearly is not in the same boat of class as the Cowboys are right now. Colt McCoy gets the start and it may be his last as an NFL quarterback. His downward spiral as an NFL quarterback has faded quickly since his departure from Cleveland. But while a Brown he did show some resiliency in tough spots. That wasn’t enough to win the third string battle in San Francisco last year.
As tough as it sounds my best advice in this game would be to sit it out or see if you can get a live bet on the Cowboys under the current number. Maybe early on the Cowboys are down 7-0 and you can get the line at far less value.
Enjoy the game tonight and come back later in the week for football plays.
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There comes a time when a talented team gets overlooked on a point spread. Last week in the NFL it was the Denver Broncos against the San Francisco 49ers. Denver had struggled at covering the number like they did a season ago and public/sharp money got caught in the abyss backing the 49ers.
Tonight I see that opportunity with the Oregon Ducks. Sure, the Ducks have failed to cover a high percentage of games like they did a year ago. But unlike a month ago this team is starting to look like a top team. Defensively they seem to be getting better by each game, and offensively never was a big issue.
Cal is a typical Pac-12 team that likes to push tempo. It’s a great offense to have when you’re facing a team that doesn’t handle tempo and speed for four quarters but Oregon has no problem with frenetic teams. In fact they seem to morph into a better team when facing this caliber of an opponent.
Cal bettors will be quick to think that Arizona and Wash State had Oregon in check. Well, Washington State played Oregon well a year prior and Arizona seems to have their number.
I just don’t see a team of Oregon’s caliber sliding to the talent of their opponent three times in a season. Play Oregon tonight as they look to scorch the scoreboard and keep their longshot odds of getting a BCS berth going.
Over the course of my sports handicapping career I’ve had one NFL streak similar to the one I’m currently on. That was in 2012 when I had a 25-2 month altogether. But typically my double digit streaks come in one sport and that is college basketball.
To be at 81% ATS through seven weeks of the NFL season is a humbling position. I’ll continue to give out plays that I see the beneficial line of.
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