Impressive offseason could have Cowboys on the move in Vegas

For a team as popular as the Dallas Cowboys, it’s interesting to see such an impressive offseason fly—for the most part—below the radar.

With several glaring holes on the defensive side of the football, Jerry Jones and the Cowboys front office got busy at the start of free agency by signing free agent cornerback Brandon Carr to a lucrative five-year contract. The team also landed linebacker Dan Connor and safety Brodney Pool before making a big trade during Thursday night’s first round to acquire the draft’s top cornerback prospect in Morris Claiborne.

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With an offense that recorded 375.5 yards per game last season (11th) returning intact and a new-look defense ready for the likes of their high-flying NFC East counterparts, the Cowboys have now become a team that deserves a serious look in the NFL futures department.

Less than 24 hours after the Giants put the finishing touches on their second Super Bowl win in the last five years, the MGM sportsbook here in Las Vegas opened the Cowboys at 20/1 to win the 2013 Super Bowl.

And despite all the big upgrades on defense, little has changed since.

Dallas Cowboys current Super Bowl odds: 30/1 25/1
Bovada.LV: 20/1

The above discrepancies once again highlight the importance of shopping for the best lines. Those numbers also illustrate that despite a solid offseason for one of the most popular franchises in the country, there hasn’t exactly been an influx of money on the Cowboys to win next year’s Super Bowl.

It’s still early, but at 30/1, I think there’s value to be had on the Dallas Cowboys.

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