The Dallas Cowboys have suffered through disappointment once again in the 2011 season as the club failed to make the post season after an 8-8 regular season mark. At one time the club was sitting at 7-4 and many had the Cowboys pegged for a playoff spot. But once again the team tanked down the stretch as they went 1-4 to finish off another year with no playoff football in Dallas. Head coach Jason Garrett enters his second full season with the Cowboys and the former backup quarterback turned coach has a career mark of 13-11 with Dallas.
The current regular season win total for the Dallas Cowboys is lined at 9 wins with the under favored by -160 odds and the return on the over at +130 odds. The NFL season win total odds are courtesy of Oddsmaker sportsbook.
Cowboys starting quarterback Tony Romo bounced back after an injury plagued 2010 by throwing a career best 31 touchdowns passes in the 2011 year. Romo has deserved much better fate in his NFL career with the Cowboys as he has not been blessed with a good offensive line and the team’s defense has not resembled anything close to one of a Super Bowl caliber team. Many generalists in the media quickly point to Romo as the clubs problem but true students of the game understand that professional football is much more about the talent surrounding the player under center. Protection breakdowns and run blocking have impacted Dallas greatly over the Romo years. Another issue for the club is the fact that despite the team’s ability offensively to produce points on the scoreboard the Dallas defense and specifically the secondary has shown an inability to keep opponents off the scoreboard. Dallas is over reliant on Tony Romo winning games and turns a blind eye to winning games because of their defense. With head coach Jason Garrett tenure with the club we have seen the Cowboys defense greatly demise and despite record breaking numbers from Tony Romo in the passing game many media stooges still find a way to blame the Dallas starting quarterback. Seems like the Cowboys owner Jerry Jones prefers a show time style to sell tickets and winning in Dallas must not come ugly. That may explain the team’s lack of a quality ball control late in games as they go away from the run game to preserve leads. With the Cowboys defense and offensive line blocking still a concern the way to play this total is under 9 wins at sports books.