Cowboys favored by 20.5 over the Dolphins

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The NFL is mimicking college football. But not in a good way.

College football often features point spreads in excess of 20 points due to gross imbalances between programs. Due to free agency and the salary cap, the NFL over the past 25 years rarely has such disparities between franchises.

Thanks to the Miami Dolphins, the current NFL does.

The Westgate Las Vegas Superbook has the Cowboys as a 20.5-point favorite over the Dolphins on Sunday. It’s no surprise; the Cowboys have been very good so far this year, and the Dolphins have been as bad as any bad NFL team has been in decades.

The number could go up, if enough people take the Cowboys and give the points. Given that Miami has been outscored 102-10 in two 2019 games, who wouldn’t take the Cowboys and give the points?

28 responses to “Cowboys favored by 20.5 over the Dolphins

  1. How can the NFL let a team purposely tank their season to attempt to land a franchise QB in the draft? Every team that plays Miami this season pretty much gets an automatic “W”, and the teams in the NFC East get two of them. That is really not fair to all the other teams that don’t get Miami on their schedule this year. Miami should be fined heavily and their should lose multiple high draft picks if the NFL has any integrity left at all.

  2. Lost in all the other news–a near perfect start to the season by the Dallas offense and Dak Prescott. Nearly 500 yards yesterday, 213 rushing–against a team many “experts” said would have one of the NFLs best defenses. A new OC, the drama around the RB, and all of YOU claiming Dak was overrated. Yes, it is only week 2 (and before you all scream about who he was playing–go see Brady’s stats against Miami–he had an average day for him) but he has since game 9 of last year thrown for more yards than anyone in the NFL. He has more 4th quarter comebacks than any QB since he has been in the league, and currently is either 1 or 2 in EVERY category for this season.
    I am not saying he’s better than Brady, Brees or anyone else. I am saying you trolls who keep bashing him and calling him overrated have been making total fools of yourselves. At least ACT like daddy raised you better, even if that is not true. It’s getting embarrassing. Really. 18 straight completions yesterday, alls I’m saying. Only 4 incompletions total last week. Over 86% completion rating…I could go on, go see for yourselves.

  3. My guess is Fitzpatrick is traded this week making that 20 points even easier to surpass. Maybe just maybe the Fins offense gets going… Nahhhh no way. Give the points.

  4. Dak Prescott is playing like an MVP. It’s going to be hard to beat out Mahomes for the best player award, but the Cowboys should be a top team for another 10-12 years. The price tag for Prescott just keeps going up. He should be in no hurry to sign a contract. By the end of the season, $40 million per year will seem like a bargain.

  5. iluvbears says:

    How can the NFL let a team purposely tank their season to attempt to land a franchise QB in the draft?

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    The tanking talk is ridiculous. If you watched the game the Miami players gave their all right up to the final snap. I guess you didn’t see 300 lbs lineman Jenkins chasing down Collins after the pick-six. These players have heart and want to win. They are just on a very bad team.

  6. It’s a good week to have Zeke, Dak, Cooper, and the Cowboys’ D/ST in Fantasy Football
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    Or at least not to play against them

  7. “Lost in all the other news–a near perfect start to the season by the Dallas offense and Dak Prescott. Nearly 500 yards yesterday, 213 rushing–against a team many “experts” said would have one of the NFLs best defenses. A new OC, the drama around the RB, and all of YOU claiming Dak was overrated. Yes, it is only week 2 (and before you all scream about who he was playing–go see Brady’s stats against Miami–he had an average day for him) but he has since game 9 of last year thrown for more yards than anyone in the NFL. He has more 4th quarter comebacks than any QB since he has been in the league, and currently is either 1 or 2 in EVERY category for this season.
    I am not saying he’s better than Brady, Brees or anyone else. I am saying you trolls who keep bashing him and calling him overrated have been making total fools of yourselves. At least ACT like daddy raised you better, even if that is not true. It’s getting embarrassing. Really. 18 straight completions yesterday, alls I’m saying. Only 4 incompletions total last week. Over 86% completion rating…I could go on, go see for yourselves.”

    I truly look forward to watching him the remainder of the season. The reason people are skeptical is because he’s up and down during the season. Brady and Brees are MOSTLY up. Mahomes, Rodgers…these guys are mostly up. Guys like Prescott, Jackson…they have a couple terrific games and Cowboy fans want to scream how they’re elite and all the haters are wrong…let’s just wait and see. Dak and Lamar are doing awesome so far, the numbers are great. Talk to me in week 10, or week 15 or the Divisional round week. Brady will be there, Mahomes will be there, Rodgers will be there… Will Prescott and Jackson? We shall see.

  8. Miami did play hard Sunday, but they’re just that bad. Pats rreated it like a glorified scrimmage. Vegas rarely does it in thw NFL, but they’re gonna have to take them off thw board. Can’t wait for MNF

  9. Oh I remember the days when my REDSKINS and the dolphins played twice in the super bowl,,,it’s getting harder and harder to support a franchise that keeps giving me the Monday blues,,,

  10. I’d take the Dolphins. This is still professional football. Pro teams don’t get blown out every week all season. The Cowboys will win but they won’t cover that spread.

  11. They are on pace to surpass the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1st season in the NFL. They were beat up EVERY week for 14 weeks….. but even they were not this bad. I hope the Dolphins right the ship, because it was brutal being a Bucs fan in 1976(and 1977)

  12. When you let a billionaire play around with a sport that regular 9-5 people enjoy you get garbage like this. The nfl is currently featuring 31 teams this season. Miami is an embarrassment to professional sports and it’s all because of Ross.

  13. It is very rare that Vegas oddsmakers makes somebody a 14 point favorite over somebody else in the NFL. It’s more like 2.5 to 13.5 points. What’s really Vegas saying? What’s the over/under on this game?

  14. Miami is now GM Chris Grier’s team. He’s the man in charge. He’s been there a long time and this is all his plan. They say trust the plan, lol.

    What makes anyone think Grier can pick the right players with all the new draft picks? Miami fans may start missing the good old days of “mediocrity” soon.

  15. The tanking talk is ridiculous. If you watched the game the Miami players gave their all right up to the final snap. I guess you didn’t see 300 lbs lineman Jenkins chasing down Collins after the pick-six. These players have heart and want to win. They are just on a very bad team.
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    The owner and GM orchestrate a tanked season, not the coaches and players. Given the Dolphins record since Stehpen Ross bought them I would venture to say they have been tanking for several years now, it just that this year Ross has finally figured out how to do it.

  16. Different New Lions says:
    September 16, 2019 at 11:24 am

    We have never seen a team this bad in the NFL relative to the rest of the league.

    – a Lions Fan
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    The 2016 and 2017 Browns were 1-31, you have to prove to me that ANY TEAM can do worse than that!

    And you can’t claim “well they didn’t look this bad” because there’s only one thing that counts, that’s what’s in the W-L column, doesn’t matter how bad they look! They’d have to put up back-to-back 0-16 seasons to top how bad those ’16-’17 Browns teams were.

  17. The tanking talk is ridiculous. If you watched the game the Miami players gave their all right up to the final snap.
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    I’m a Dolphins fan. But no one is saying the players are tanking. You could put a college team up against a Pro team. That college team is going to lose, but it wouldn’t be because the college squad was ‘tanking’…

    The front office is tanking in this case. They got rid of almost all the talent. Even the young talent, oddly enough.

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