How To Bet On Buccaneers Cowboys – Boys Don't Find Things Easier at Home
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Dallas Cowboys – Sunday September 23, 2012 1:00PM EST
The NFL betting experts have not shared Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' enthusiasm for his team in the last few years. This off-season, when Jones finally addressed some of the issues his team has been having on defense by getting better cornerbacks, it looked like the Dallas Cowboys may finally be on the trail of a playoff spot. When the Cowboys beat the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants in the opening game of the season, things really started to look up. But something snapped in Seattle and the Cowboys fell back into all of its old habits again. Now, things suddenly don't look so rosy for Tony Romo and the guys.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were supposed to be improved in 2012, and indeed the team does look better. The betting sites watched as new wide receiver Vincent Jackson and the rest of the Buccaneers picked up an impressive 16-10 opening day win over a very good Carolina Panthers team. But then the Buccaneers let week two get away and lost the game in the fourth quarter to the heroics of Eli Manning, who generated over 250 passing yards in the fourth quarter alone. The Buccaneers managed to end the game with a cheap shot as the team hit Eli Manning as he was kneeling down to end the game. Now these two angry teams, the Cowboys and the Buccaneers, collide to see who goes 2-1 on the season.
The sports betting experts are still ready to give the Cowboys a chance, but the way that the Seattle offense carved up the Dallas defense has raised some concerns. The secondary played well for Dallas, but the defensive line and the linebackers got run over by Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle running game. The Buccaneers feature a running game and a potent long ball game as well. This will be a good test for the Cowboys.
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Dallas quarterback Tony Romo is no Eli Manning, but if the Bucs' defense gives Romo the same chances it gave Manning, then the Cowboys could easily mount a huge comeback as well. Tampa Bay is going to have to be focused on containing the Dallas offense and pressuring Romo. If Tampa can keep Romo confused, then the rest of the offense should fall apart.
The Bottom Line
The Dallas Cowboys need to win this game to show that it can beat good teams at home. It has already shown that it can beat a good team on the road, and that is important for a winning season. But this game is one that Dallas must have, but the Boys will fall just short.
Pick: Tampa Bay Buccaneers