With Dalton at helm, Cowboys’ Super Bowl odds sink

The Dallas Cowboys may have survived the potential double-whammy of losing quarterback Dak Prescott for the season and falling to the winless New York Giants on Sunday, but oddsmakers are hardly bullish about the team’s prospects with Andy Dalton under center.

Among the top half dozen favorites at +1500 by DraftKings to win Super Bowl LV entering the season, the Cowboys now sit in the middle of the pack at +4000 through five weeks of the season. Their odds are shorter at some sportsbooks, including +2500 by SportsBetting.com, but it’s clear that Prescott’s injury combined with a porous defense have severely damped the prospects of the Cowboys’ once-promising season.

Dallas still has a clear path to the playoffs courtesy of being in the NFC East. The 2-3 Cowboys lead the division by a half-game over the Philadelphia Eagles (1-3-1), while the Washington Football Team is 1-4 and the Giants are 0-5.

Dallas is +100 by DraftKings to win the division, followed by the Eagles at +120. What the Cowboys can accomplish with Dalton at the helm should they reach the postseason is another question.

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They are now +2000 by DraftKings to win the NFC Championship, tied for eighth in the conference along with preseason favorite San Francisco. The injury-ravaged 49ers are 2-3 and have seen their Super Bowl odds lengthen from +900 entering the season to +4000.

The Kansas City Chiefs remain Super Bowl LV favorites at +400 despite losing their first game of the season on Sunday to the Las Vegas Raiders, who have climbed to +4000. The Baltimore Ravens remain second at +550 by DraftKings, followed by the unbeaten Seattle Seahawks (+800) and Green Bay Packers (+1000).

The Seahawks (+300) and Packers (+400) are the leading NFC contenders, followed by the New Orleans Saints (+500), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+700) and Los Angeles Rams (+750).

Super Bowl winner odds (DraftKings)

Kansas City Chiefs: +400
Baltimore Ravens: +550
Seattle Seahawks: +800
Green Bay Packers: +1000
New Orleans Saints: +1200
Pittsburgh Steelers: +1400
Buffalo Bills: +1500
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: +1600
Los Angeles Rams: +1800
Indianapolis Colts: +2500
New England Patriots: +2500
Cleveland Browns: +2800
Tennessee Titans: +2800
Chicago Bears: +4000
Dallas Cowboys: +4000
Las Vegas Raiders: +4000
San Francisco 49ers: +4000
Arizona Cardinals: +5000
Philadelphia Eagles: +6000
Carolina Panthers: +6600
Minnesota Vikings: +8000
Houston Texans: +10000
Los Angeles Chargers: +10000
Detroit Lions: +15000
Miami Dolphins: +15000
Denver Broncos: +17500
Atlanta Falcons: +25000
Cincinnati Bengals: +25000
Washington Football Team: +25000
Jacksonville Jaguars: +35000
New York Giants: +50000
New York Jets: +50000

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson continues to lead the MVP race at +100 after rallying Seattle from a scoreless first half to beat the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is second at +300, followed by Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (+600). Reigning league MVP Lamar Jackson has slipped to fifth at +1600.

–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)