Bears Cowboys Betting – Cowboys Head Home To Welcome Bears In Week Two
The Chicago Bears were lucky to have the Detroit Lions shoot themselves in the foot once again, with an ignorant play by wide receiver Calvin Johnson that gave the Monsters of the Midway a victory in week one. The Dallas Cowboys, on the other hand, were not as lucky, with a bonehead play at the end of the first half likely costing them a week one victory over the division rival Washington Redskins Sunday night. The Bears travel to Dallas week two, and the Cowboys will look to reverse the opening week trend with a win in their home opener.
NFL Betting: Chicago Bears @ Dallas Cowboys
Online Sports Betting: Cowboys – 9
Why To Bet On The Bears?
With new offensive coordinator Mike Martz leading quarterback Jay Cutler and company, big things were expected of the Bears, but 19 points against the Lions was hardly any reason to believe that there will be a major improvement. Chicago’s defense kept them around long enough that they escaped with a close victory, but they will need to be much better to have any chance of winning in Dallas. Martz may choose to open the playbook a little more in week two after doing just enough to beat the Lions at home, and that could lead to either marked improvement or absolute disaster. Once again, the defense will be the key to Chicago’s success.
Why To Bet On The Cowboys?
The Cowboys have no one to blame except for themselves after losing their season opener at Washington Sunday night, as a Tashard Choice fumble with no time left in the first half that resulted in a touchdown that ultimately cost the team a win. The play was absolutely pointless, as the likelihood they could score on it was small, and the risk was huge, and it’s those types of decisions that could ultimately lead to Dallas’ demise. Tony Romo and the Cowboys’ offense failed to get going week one, and the pressure will be on offensive coordinator Garrett to make sure Dallas gets off to a better start this weekend. The defense was, once again, solid for the Cowboys week one, as it has been since head coach Wade Phillips took over the play-calling duties a year ago, and it will be in for a tougher task this week against a Mike Martz-offense.
How The Game Will Play Out
The Cowboys will get back to the basics in week two to prevent another loss in a game they should probably win, looking to avoid starting a season with such great expectations with consecutive losses. Chicago was lucky to escape with a win in week one, and will be in tough to keep this one close on the road against a football betting team that will get desperate in a hurry if they fail to win one of their first two games.
Bears Cowboys Betting Pick: Cowboys