Of running Ezekiel Elliott , the contract expansion finally came with the Dallas Cowboys signing up their celebrity to a $90 million-dollar deal Wednesday . All appears to be well known for America’s Team going to the 2019 year and oddsmakers have kept their lines sharp to its Cowboys subsequent training camp.
The Cowboys opened as 7-point favorites vs the New York Giants for Week 1 and also while the lineup climbed as high as -8 at some sportsbooks, the spread never actually dropped despite Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Zeke going through a public negotiation and dangers of a holdout. As of the writing, the Cowboys have been -7.5-stage favorites vs the Giants.
In another universe where the Cowboys chose to not offer Ezekiel Elliott a new contract and he made a decision to hold out, the Week 1 lineup versus the Giants would probably have fallen to -4 or not as it’s a steep drop away from Zeke to rookie backup, Tony Pollard.
Elliott has to miss a game due to injury in his brief three-year career but he did have to miss six games in 2017 because of suspension as well as the Cowboys’ offense suffered as a result.
While considerably wasn’t changed by the lineup motion for Week 1, oddsmakers also didn’t shift the Cowboys’ chances at all to win the Super Bowl. Dallas has been +2200 to win the Super Bowl at August 30th and the Cowboys stayed to acquire the Big Game, later signing Ezekiel Elliott into his contract extension.
As for the NFC East, a bit of movement happened with the statement of the registering of Elliott since the Cowboys’ cost shifted to +135 from +140 as of August 30th. They stay behind the Philadelphia Eagles to win.
Take a look at our betting preview concerning the Dallas Cowboys’ Week 1 matchup with New York Giants for additional information on this matchup.
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