The 2021 season just wrapped up, and while things remain up in the air for Texas sports betting, that doesn’t mean that things didn’t go wild in the rest of the country for the Super Bowl. Now, the lines have already been set for next season and the Cowboys Super Bowl odds have Texas betting fans excited. Though bets still can’t be made inside of state lines, that doesn’t mean they can’t find ways.
That’s because Texas citizens continue to travel to outside states to place their wagers. Nevada is of course a popular place to visit, with Las Vegas always being an attractive destination. Matter of fact, we saw a record for Super Bowl betting in Nevada this season and more of the same is expected next year. With the odds already out, people aren’t wasting time in getting their bets in.
For the Dallas Cowboys, they will enter the new year with high expectations, which is of course a good sign for everyone involved. This past season, Dallas had high expectations, but they lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Wild Card Round. That was a major disappointment for the team, as they were favored to come away with a big win. That didn’t end up happening, which sucked to see.
Now, though, Dallas has the fifth-best Super Bowl odds for the 2022 season, as they’re behind the Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams and Green Bay Packers. With the Cowboys set at +1300, people are racing to get bets on them. Think about it, if you were to lay down $100 on Dallas right now and they win the Super Bowl, you’d end up winning $1,300. So, can Dallas end up pulling it off?
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Free agency will be massive for the Dallas Cowboys betting odds
It goes without saying, but free agency will be massive for the Dallas Cowboys betting odds the rest of the way. This team may be loaded with weapons on both sides of the ball, but they still need to see some improvements on offense. At quarterback, there’s no question that Dak Prescott will be the starter once Week 1 rolls around. He signed his massive extension last offseason for four campaigns.
At running back, Ezekiel Elliott will be the workhorse, while Tony Pollard should also get plenty of carries as well. Pollard really stepped up last season and he’s won over the hearts of countless Dallas fans. He should see more and more work coming this next campaign. Meanwhile at receiver, Dallas really needs to see more consistency from the unit. There could be some departures for key pass-catchers too.
With Amari Cooper, he’s no doubt the team’s No. 1 wide receiver, but rumors have swirled that the team could end up releasing him this season. If that were the case, it’d be to create more cap space and attack areas of need elsewhere. However, losing Cooper’s production would be a big blow for this offense and it would really cause a problem for Prescott. He loves throwing to Cooper and CeeDee Lamb.
This past season, Prescott also developed strong chemistry with tight end Dalton Schultz. Schultz had a career-year for Dallas and he’s now an unrestricted free agent. If Schultz decides to leave Dallas, which very well could happen, then that would be another huge hit for Dallas. If the offense lost both Cooper and Schultz, plus Michael Gallup, their NFL Super Bowl odds would most definitely take a hit.
When u think about Cowboys free agency WR Michael Gallup was told he needs seven months of recovery from his torn ACL. The question when do u sign him, or attempt to sign him? Do it when the market opens or wait? You could risk losing him.
— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) February 19, 2022
What’s the latest with Texas sports betting?
Whenever we discuss sports odds, people will always want to know what’s the latest with Texas sports betting? There was tons of disappointment when things weren’t able to get on the ballot and voted on in 2021. There was so much hope that sports betting would be legal starting in January of 2022, but Texas missed the deadline to try and get things over the finish line. Now, we must play the waiting game.
Despite 2022 not working out, there is major hope that 2023 could be the year that sports betting in Texas becomes a reality. As we’ve mentioned before here on MyTopSportsbooks, major owners like Jerry Jones and Mark Cuban are all for sports betting to get done. There’s even loads of sportsbooks who are ready to hit the ground running and set up shop. We’re just waiting on the lawmakers to pass things.
In a National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) Winter Meeting held in Austin, the general consensus was that positive steps are being taken for Texas sports betting to be finalized for 2023. The different officials on hand were pushing for this to happen, especially with neighboring state Louisiana making things official to start the year as well.
Why should people from Texas get in their cars and cross the border to Louisiana to make sports bets when they could simply do things from home? This continues to frustrate people. Texas looks ready to change things and have it locked in next year. We’ll see what happens.