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Oddsmakers set post-draft over/under win total for the Cowboys next season

Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones is following along with the President’s wishes for NFL players to stand for the National Anthem.
Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones is following along with the President’s wishes for NFL players to stand for the National Anthem. AP

The Dallas Cowboys aren't going win the Super Bowl next season.

They aren't even going to make the playoffs.

At least that's how oddsmakers view the franchise's outlook for next season at this very moment. As of Tuesday evening, the team's over/under win total was 8.5, according to the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook.

That total is the ninth-best in the NFC and 13th best total overall.

Last season, Dallas just failed to top its over/under win total, which was 9.5.

Many pundits lauded owner and general manager Jerry Jones for the choice he made at the NFL Draft this past weekend. The team's front office addressed positions of need such as linebacker (Boise State's Leighton Vander Esch with pick No. 19), left guard (Texas' Connor Williams with pick No. 50) and wide receiver (Colorado State's Michael Gallup with pick No. 81).

The team also signed wide receivers such as Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson before parting ways with Dez Bryant. All of those moves were to make this offense more friendly for quarterback Dak Prescott.

But in terms of an outlook for next season, the oddsmakers' view of the Cowboys has continued to decline. Here is the regression Dallas' Super Bowl hopes this offseason: 18-to-1 odds on Feb. 5; 28-to-1 odds on March 22; and now have dipped to 30-to-1 odds on May 1, according to Bovada.

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