Dallas finished the 2022 season second in the NFC East with a 12-5 record. They advanced to the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs but lost to the San Francisco 49ers, 19-12. Dallas has responded this offseason by making two key trades, adding WR Brandin Cooks and CB Stephon Gilmore for a grand total of two fifth-round picks and a 2024 sixth-rounder.
The 2023 season will mark the beginning of a new era for the Dallas Cowboys as running back Ezekiel Elliott has been released. Besides departing Big D with 8,262 rushing yards, Elliott has 80 career touchdowns – third most in Cowboys history. Tony Pollard is coming back after signing his franchise tag.
Below, you can find Dallas Cowboys odds for every game of the 2023 season. Also included are Cowboys Super Bowl odds, odds to win the NFC, props, and more.
Dallas Cowboys odds
View Dallas Cowboys odds for the 2023 NFL season below. Cowboys Week 1 odds are already available to bet on. Compare NFL betting odds for their game at the New York Giants.
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants
The Cowboys opened as -2.5 favorites for their SNF game against the Giants. The game had an initial total of 47.
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Re-signings: OT Tyron Smith, QB QB Cooper Rush, CB C.J. Goodwin, DT Johnathan Hankins, RB Tony Pollard
Trades: CB Stephon Gilmore, Brandin Cooks
Key losses: RB Ezekiel Elliott
Key draft picks: Mazi Smith, DT, Michigan (No. 26 overall), TE Luke Schoonmaker, Michigan (second round, No. 58 overall), LB DeMarvion Overshown, Texas (third round, No. 90 overall), EDGE Viliami Fehoko, San Jose State (fourth round, No. 129 overall), OT Asim Richards, North Carolina (fifth round, No. 169 overall), CB Eric Scott Jr., New Mexico (fifth round, No. 178 overall), RB Deuce Vaughn, Kansas State (sixth round, No. 212 overall), WR Jalen Brooks, South Carolina (seventh round, No. 244 overall)
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The Cowboys are acquiring veteran wide receiver Brandin Cooks from the Texans in exchange for a 2023 fifth-round pick and a 2024 sixth-round pick, per sources, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday.
Cooks led the Texans in receptions (57) and receiving yards (699) in 13 games played in 2022 while adding three touchdown scores. Cooks will be a big piece for a Cowboys offense that lacked a deep vertical threat during their foiled 2022 playoff run.
Tony Pollard props on BetMGM for the Cowboys’ Divisional Round playoff game at San Francisco:
46.5 rushing yards (Over -120/Under -115)
Longest rush 12.5 yards (Over -120/Under -110)
18.5 receiving yards (Over -120/Under -110)
Anytime TD (+120)
Pollard has emerged as the Cowboys’ lead back this season, particularly in recent weeks. Although Ezekiel Elliott has still gotten the bulk of their red zone opportunities, Pollard has been much more effective with his touches. Pollard rushed for 77 yards on 15 carries in their Wild Card win at Tampa Bay, with Elliott rushing for just 27 yards on 13 carries. Pollard’s 5.2 yards per carry ranked seventh among all qualified running backs. San Francisco allowed just 79 total rush yards per game this season, best in the NFC, and Dallas could look to get creative with their most efficient and fastest back in Pollard. This was the second straight 1000+ yard season for Pollard, who also surpassed 1000 rushing yards for the first time in his career.
Dak Prescott props for the Cowboys-49ers NFC Divisional Round matchup:
253.5 passing yards (Over -115/Under -115)
1.5 passing touchdowns (Over -115/Under -115)
Longest completion 37.5 yards (Over -110/Under -120)
0.5 interceptions (Over -145/Under +115)
Anytime TD (+750)
Prescott had his best game of the year when it mattered most, throwing for four touchdowns with a passer rating of 143.3, both season-highs, in the Cowboys’ Wild Card win over Tampa Bay. Prescott has surpassed 253.5 passing yards in eight of his last ten starts. He also snapped a streak of seven straight games with an interception last week, with the Cowboys not turning the ball over once in their rout of the Buccaneers. Prescott also scored a rushing touchdown in their playoff opener, although his rush TD prop still has good value this week, at +750. On the other side of the ball, San Francisco has the top-ranked defense in nearly every category, including defensive DVOA, expected points allowed, and opposition’s points per game.
The Cowboys are a 3.5 point underdog heading into their Divisional playoff game with the 49ers. Dallas was eliminated by San Francisco last year on their home turf, so they will look to get some revenge this Sunday with the roles reversed and the 49ers playing host. San Francisco has the longest active winning streak in the NFL at 11 games, including last weekend’s Wild Card win over the Seahawks. They still have not lost a game since trading for Christian McCaffrey. The Cowboys opened up their postseason run with a dominant win over Tampa Bay. Dallas and San Francisco were the only two favorites to cover the spread during Wild Card Weekend.
The Over/Under is 46.5. San Francisco has the league’s best defense, according to nearly every metric including points allowed per game. Dallas is a close second in defensive DVOA and expected points allowed. These are the two strongest defensive units in the NFL, but they are also two of the best scoring offenses over the back half of the season. It should be a fascinating game, and the spread reflects that – 3.5 is the lowest projected margin of any Divisional Round playoff game.
Cowboys inactives for their Wild Card game against the Buccaneers:
WR Jalen Tolbert
QB Will Grier
LB Jabril Cox
CB Nahshon Wright
CB Trayvon Mullen
DT Neville Gallimore
DT Quinton Bohanna
Notable CeeDee Lamb props on DraftKings Sportsbook for Wild Card Weekend against the Buccaneers:
73.5 receiving yards (Over -115/Under -115)
5.5 receptions (Over -150/Under +115)
Longest reception 24.5 yards (Over -115/Under -115)
Anytime TD (+135)
Lamb went over his projected receiving total in five of the Cowboys last seven games. He also scored three touchdowns over their final three games, and became the clear cut number one receiver in Dallas throughout the season. While Michael Gallup and Dalton Schultz are nice weapons for quarterback Dak Prescott, he will have to find Lamb early and often in order to have success in the postseason. Lamb had his worst game of the year, by far, in their Week 1 meeting, catching just 2 passes for 29 yards.
Notable Dak Prescott props for the Cowboys’ Wild Card game against Tampa Bay:
244.5 passing yards (Over -115/Under -115)
1.5 passing touchdowns (Over -110/Under -120)
21.5 completions (Over -120/Under -110)
Longest completion 35.5 yards (Over -115/Under -115)
0.5 interceptions (Over -165/Under +125)
Anytime TD (+700)
Prescott finished the season with interceptions in seven straight games, throwing eleven picks over that stretch. His two worst games of the season, according to his passer rating and QBR, came on opening night in Week 1 against the Buccaneers and last Sunday against the Commanders to end the season. Those were the only two games in the last five seasons where Prescott had a passer rating under 50. Prescott will try to bounce back against a Tampa Bay defense which ranked eighth against the pass, according to PFF, and held opposing quarterbacks to the seventh fewest yards per pass in the league.
The Cowboys are a 2.5 point favorite over Tampa Bay prior to their Wild Card game on Monday Night Football. Dallas is one of just two road favorites this weekend, with Jacksonville being the other against the Chargers. These two teams met in Week 1, with the Bucs opening their season with a 19-3 win. Dak Prescott has thrown at least one interception in seven straight games, and Tampa Bay will have to capitalize on some mistakes in order to upset the Cowboys. On the other side, Tom Brady has never lost to the Cowboys, with a career 7-0 record against Dallas.
The Over/Under is 45.5. The under has hit in six of the last seven matchups between Dallas and Tampa Bay. However, four of the last five Bucs games in the regular season went over the projected point total, while five of the last seven Cowboys games hit the over as well.
Dallas is favored by a touchdown ahead of their Week 18 matchup with Washington. The Cowboys can clinch the NFC East, and potentially the number one seed, with a win and an Eagles loss. Washington is eliminated, so they will try to play spoiler to their division rival. The Over/Under is 41. Eight of the last nine Cowboys games have gone over that number.
Cowboys inactives for Thursday Night Football against the Titans:
RB Tony Pollard
WR James Washington
WR Jalen Tolbert
QB Will Grier
LB Leighton Vander Esch
CB Trayvon Mullen
S Markquese Bell
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Dallas Cowboys 2023 Schedule
The NFL Week 1 schedule includes a Sunday Night Football game between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants. The Cowboys opened as a -2.5 road favorite.
|Week||Date||Opponent||Kickoff Time||Opening Odds||Closing Line||Final Score|
|Week 1||Sunday, September 10||at New York Giants||8:20 p.m. ET||-2.5|
|Week 2||Sunday, September 17||vs. New York Jets||4:25 p.m. ET||-1|
|Week 3||Sunday, September 24||at Arizona Cardinals||4:25 p.m. ET||-6.5|
|Week 4||Sunday, October 1||vs. New England Patriots||4:25 p.m. ET||-3.5|
|Week 5||Sunday, October 8||at San Francisco 49ers||8:20 p.m. ET||+2|
|Week 6||Monday, October 16||at Los Angeles Chargers||8:15 p.m. ET||+1|
|Week 8||Sunday, October 29||vs. Los Angels Rams||1 p.m. ET||-6|
|Week 9||Sunday, November 5||at Philadelphia Eagles||4:25 p.m. ET||+3|
|Week 10||Sunday, November 12||vs. New York Giants||4:25 p.m. ET||-4.5|
|Week 11||Sunday, November 19||at Carolina Panthers||1 p.m. ET||-3.5|
|Week 12||Thursday, November 23||vs. Washington Commanders||3:30 p.m. ET||-5.5|
|Week 13||Thursday, November 30||vs. Seattle Seahawks||8:15 p.m. ET||-3.5|
|Week 14||Sunday, December 10||vs. Philadelphia Eagles||8:20 p.m. ET||-1|
|Week 15||Sunday, December 17||at Buffalo Bills||4:25 p.m. ET||+4|
|Week 16||Sunday, December 24||at Miami Dolphins||4:25 p.m. ET||+1.5|
|Week 17||Saturday, December 30||vs. Detroit Lions||8:15 p.m. ET||-2.5|
|Week 18||Sunday, January 7||at Washington Commanders||TBD||-3|
How to bet on the Dallas Cowboys
The moneyline is the simplest of bets, decided by the straight-up winner and loser of each game. Consider the following example:
- Cowboys +220
- Buccaneers -155
The Cowboys are considered underdogs in this matchup (indicated by +220), paying out $320 total for a $100 bet ($220 in winnings). The Buccaneers are the underdog in this matchup, requiring a $155 bet to win $100 (plus the initial bet back). How much either team wins or loses by does not matter in moneyline betting, the payout remains the same.
Betting on the point spread is determinant on how many points a team wins or loses by. Take the following example:
- Cowboys -3.5 (-110)
- Chargers +3.5 (-110)
In this example, Dallas is favored by 3.5 points, indicated by “-3.5.” If the Cowboys win the game 28-24, the Cowboys (-3.5) win the bet and would have a total payout of $19.09 on a $10 bet ($9.09 in profit). If the Chargers keep the game within four and lose 42-39, the Chargers (+3.5) would win, and the payout would be the same as listed above.
Point total (over/under)
The point total refers to the over/under line set by books. This number projects the total number of points scored in a game and, like prop betting, is bet whether one thinks the score will go over or under the set point total. For example, Dallas’ Week 8 matchup with the Eagles had a projected point total of 46.5 points. The Cowboys lost the game 23-9, resulting in just 34 total points scored. Those who bet under the point total in that game came away with a win.
Typically, games involving the Cowboys and a competent offense resulted in the league’s highest point totals on the season. Games against the Seahawks and Browns had point totals over 50 while games against the Giants had point totals under 45. The range of Dallas’ over/under projections were some of the most varied in the NFL in 2020.
In-play and live betting
Sometimes, the most thrilling and rewarding bets are bets made while games are being played. These are referred to as live bets or in-play bets. Odds are ever-changing during games, which would prove to be fruitful for sharp and prepared bettors. For example, if the Cowboys (-225) were heavily favored against the Raiders (+190) before kickoff, a payout on a $10 bet on the Cowboys to win would win just $4.44.
However, say the Cowboys fell to a big 21-3 deficit in the first half despite controlling the overall game (due to a costly turnover or special teams gaffe). Odds may swing in favor of the Raiders, who may be a -110 favorite at halftime. Taking the Cowboys to come back and win the game could present plus-odds (say, +130). Should a bettor take Dallas (+130) at halftime and the Cowboys pull off the comeback, winners would win $13 instead of $4.44 (plus the initial $10 bet).
This could also be an effective way to “hedge” your bet; say a bettor took the Raiders (+190) in that game, but Dallas jumps out to a 14-0 first quarter lead and is controlling the overall feel of the game, bettors could hedge by throwing some money down on Dallas (-270) to return some of the inevitably-lost bet.
Parlays and teasers
You can always string bets together in the form of parlays or teasers. Usually during busy Sundays, bettors can parlay several teams to win or cover against the spread and if all bets are successful, the payouts are multiplied. Teasers function similarly, except they allow bettors to move each point spread to a more favorable line in exchange for diminished odds.
Futures are long-term bets that can range from an offseason to a full season (or beyond). Team win totals, award winners, and player performance are common futures.
Cowboys 2021 recap
Record: 12-5, First in NFC East. Lost Wild Card round to 49ers
Record ATS: 13-4
Over/under record: 8-9
The excitement surrounding Dak Prescott’s return from injury was warranted. Dallas saw what happened to their team without a star quarterback in 2020. However, Prescott’s production lagged behind expectations, as did his teammate’s– Ezekiel Elliott. Defensively, the Cowboys fielded a pair of young superstars: corner Trevon Diggs and linebacker Micah Parsons who both were named All Pros. There’s no question that the Cowboys have some of the most talent in the NFL, but injuries to the offensive line and questionable coaching decisions caused them to be a one-and-done playoff exit.