NFL Week 7 Odds: Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers Picks
The Dallas Cowboys have been making an online NFL betting splash for all the wrong reasons this year. Before the season even kicked off, the Cowboys were engulfed in controversy regarding a domestic abuse allegation and their star running back Ezekiel Elliott. Elliott to this name proclaims innocence and there are more than enough details to back up his claim. However, the NFL – more notably commissioner Roger Goodell, has down all he can to bring down the gavel on this one. Unfortunately for him, Elliott and the NFLPA have been fighting this thing every step of the way. This past offshore sportsbook week, the league managed to get a court to rule in favor of them and reinstate Elliott’s 6 game suspension. But then, just a few days afterwards, the NFLPA managed to get another court to reverse the ruling. It’s starting to look like this battle will drag on for the entire length of the season and one has to wonder just how big of a distraction is this story causing for Dallas. Either way, Elliott will be in the lineup this Sunday as the Cowboys travel to San Francisco to take on the Niners.
The Cowboys ride into this Week 7 matchup with a 2-3 record that ranks the franchise 3rd in the NFC East. Dallas is coming off a tough 35-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers, thanks to a late game drive by Aaron Rodgers, before enjoying a Bye Week this past weekend. It’s doubtful that the Cowboys got much joy out of their rest however since they went into it with a 2 game losing streak.
Apart from the matchup on the gridiron, this pairing is of particular interest. Jerry Jones, the most recognizable owner in the league, put a bulls eye on his head when he came out strongly against the anthem protests, saying that any player caught kneeling would not play in the subsequent football game. No player has stepped out of bound – yet. It’s understandable why Jones would make such a statement: money is the bottom line in the NFL. Jones tried to get his players back on his side by saying that he only made the inflammatory comments to take the attention off of the locker room and on him instead. But considering that the Cowboys will be going to San Francisco this Sunday, to play in the stadium that birthed the anthem protests, it will be interesting to see if anybody from America’s team steps out of line.
Betting San Francisco
The Niners, alongside the Cleveland Browns, are the only winless teams left in the league. San Fran has lost games against the Panthers, the Seahawks, the Rams, Cardinals, Colts and Redskins. This past weekend’s contest against the Washington Redskins is the closest the Niners have come to breaking the W column. Against a struggling team like the Cowboys, the top sportsbooks on the web are still siding against San Francisco decisively. There’s no question that taking San Francisco on the money line is an extremely poor bet. However, picking them to cover that 6 point spread doesn’t seem half bad.
Offshore Sportsbook Betting Lines & Odds:
Dallas Cowboys -6 (-113) 48 ½ (-110) -270
San Francisco 49ers +6 (-107) 48 ½ (-110) +222