Did Ezekiel Elliott’s Signing Change The Dallas Cowboys Odds?
Of conducting Ezekiel Elliott, the contract extension finally came with the Dallas Cowboys signing their star to a 90 million-dollar deal Wednesday morning. All seems to be well known for America’s Team going to the 2019 regular season and oddsmakers have retained their traces sharp for its Cowboys following training camp.
The Cowboys opened as 7-point favorites vs the New York Giants for Week 1 and while the lineup climbed as high as -8 at some sportsbooks, the spread never actually dropped despite Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Zeke heading through a public negotiation and dangers of a holdout. As of this writing, the Cowboys are all -7.5-stage favorites enclosing the Giants.
In an alternate world where the Cowboys decided to not offer Ezekiel Elliott a new contract and he made a decision to carry out, the Week 1 lineup versus the Giants would likely have dropped to -4 or not as it’s a steep drop away from Zeke to rookie backup, Tony Pollard.
Elliott has to miss a game because of injury in his three-year livelihood that is brief but he did need to miss six games in 2017 due to suspension as well as the Cowboys’ offense suffered as a result.
While considerably wasn’t changed by the lineup motion for Week 1, oddsmakers did not shift the Cowboys’ chances at all to win the Super Bowl. Dallas has been +2200 to win the Super Bowl as of August 30th and the Cowboys stayed at +2200 to acquire the Big Game, later registering Ezekiel Elliott into his contract expansion.
As for the NFC East, a little bit of motion occurred with Elliott’s signing’s statement up as the Cowboys’ cost shifted from +140 at August 30th. They stay behind the Philadelphia Eagles to win the division, who are in EVEN odds.
Check out our betting preview about the Dallas Cowboys’ Week 1 matchup with New York Giants for more information on this matchup.