The Denver Broncos are big road underdogs to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 9. Both teams are coming off low scoring victories, but Dallas did it with a backup quarterback on the road, while Denver’s offense was healthy and looking like they couldn’t get out of their own way whenever near the red zone.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Broncos are a full touchdown underdog to the Cowboys in Week 9 with an over/under at 48.5.
Broncos vs. Cowboys betting odds
Denver Broncos (4-4) at Dallas Cowboys (6-1)
Sunday, November 7 at 11:0.0 A.M. Mile High Time
Jerry’s World in Dallas, Texas
ATS Betting Lines: Dallas -7
Moneyline Odds: Dallas -320 / Denver +250
If Denver is going to have any chance in this game, head coach Vic Fangio needs to finally take full control of the team. By that, I mean he needs to step in and save the offense from Pat Shurmur. The sequence of events on offense in the team’s final possession put Shurmur’s ineptitude on full display. Even Fangio questioned it, but he remain passively in defense of letting the offense make the decisions they want.
“Whatever [the] worst word you can use to describe it, you can use to describe it,” Fangio said if the final offensive series. “We got a couple yards on the first run. Luckily, we were down, and the ball came out then. The offensive coaches all thought the boot play had a chance to work on the second one to get the first down. They had all their three timeouts. If we didn’t get a first, we were going to have to punt. Obviously, it didn’t. You’d like for Teddy [Bridgewater]—if it’s not clean—to run with it and keep the clock going. Then obviously, the fumble on the third down. It was awful. It was a terrible, terrible series of downs for us.”
How about you step in and take control of the situation as a head coach? That fumble on first down should have set the course of action of kneeling the ball and punting it as far as possible with as little time as possible. Why risk disaster? Why risk a stupid play call on second down and then a turnover on third down when you just watched them avoid disaster on first down? It’s just bad coaching. Bad coaching on the play calls and bad coaching from the man at the top to not putting a stop to it.
Given all that, my optimism remains fairly low for this team. If I were a betting man, I’d probably take the Cowboys by a touchdown or more - even if Dak Prescott isn’t ready to go next week.
What do you think Broncos Country?
Will the Broncos cover in Week 9 against the Cowboys?
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Yes, and win outright
Yes, but lose
No, it’ll be a bloodbath