How To Bet On Cowboys Falcons – Falcons Stay Business As Usual
Dallas Cowboys @ Atlanta Falcons – Sunday November 4, 2012 8:20PM EST
Contrary to popular belief, there is a large contingency among the NFL betting world that want to see a successful Dallas Cowboys franchise. The problem is that the persistent arrogance of owner Jerry Jones makes it really hard to pull for a team like Dallas. Atlanta owner Arthur Blank is a quiet titan in the NFL that has been quietly doing the right things and making the right decisions for years. If Jerry Jones could only learn to operate with half the humility that Blank uses, then maybe more people would be pulling for the Cowboys. But, for now, Jones makes it easy to watch the Cowboys lose.
The Atlanta Falcons are a dynamic mix of exciting young players and veterans that never seem to age. Second year wide receiver Julio Jones is setting the league on fire while ageless tight end Tony Gonzalez keeps setting new NFL records and contributing to his team’s success. The online sports betting world is still being careful with crowning the Falcons as potential NFC Champions with only half the season gone because the Falcons have been to this point before and have stumbled. But you really have to like Atlanta’s chances as the season rolls along.
Why the Cowboys Will Win
The Cowboys need this game desperately and Dallas will play like it needs to win this game desperately. The one change that the Cowboys need to make on offense is it needs to run the ball more. If the Cowboys persist on throwing the ball most of the time, then Tony Romo will not make it to the end of the season and the Cowboys will not make the playoffs. On defense, the Cowboys defense is an improving unit that can cause problems for an offense like the one that Atlanta has.
Why the Falcons Will Win
The Atlanta Falcons will beat the Dallas Cowboys in the same way that Atlanta has beat every other opponent this season – by expertly utilizing the weapons it has on offense. The betting sites have to continually admire how efficient and potent the Atlanta offense has been this year. Quarterback Matt Ryan is playing with confidence and he has one of the best receiving corps in the league. The Atlanta defense gets plenty of pressure up the middle and causes nothing but problems for the opposing offense.
The Bottom Line
The Cowboys actually play a bit worse when it is desperate, and that will be the situation in this game. Tony Romo will be asked to do too much to win the game and Dallas will abandon its running game early. Once the Atlanta defense is allowed to key in on Romo all game long, it will be an extremely long afternoon for the Dallas Cowboys.
Pick: Atlanta Falcons