The Las Vegas bookmakers know what they’re doing, given that the lights in the city aren’t shutting off anytime soon. So it’s always interesting to see how they feel certain players will do.
Here’s what Vegas has set for three of the Dallas Cowboys’ playmakers in the regular season, according to Bovada.
Passing yards (4,000)
Touchdown passes (29.5)
Our take: Vegas nails this one, and all three should be close. Romo hasn’t thrown for more than 4,000 yards the past two seasons, but something says he’ll get it done this season. As far as 29.5 TD passes, he’s done it the past two years and there’s no reason to think he won’t eclipse that mark again this year, especially without a workhorse running back taking touchdowns away.
As far as interceptions, Romo has thrown less than 12.5 the past two seasons and it’s a safe bet that trend will continue too.
Receiving yards (1,250)
Receiving touchdowns (11.5)
Our take: Bryant has passed the TD mark in each of the past three seasons, and the receiving yardage in two of the past three. Bryant is in the prime of his career, so it’d be foolish not to take the over in each category. He should pass them with ease, barring an injury.
Rushing yards (900)
Rushing/ receiving touchdowns (6.5)
Our take: These are solid lines once again. In two years, Randle hasn’t even reached either of those marks in his career (507 career rushing yards, five TDs). But, of course, Randle is expected to take on a bigger load this season.
Give us the over on the rushing yards, as he should pass that mark with enough carries. However, we’ll take the under on the TDs, considering he’s shown fumbling issues in training camp and might not be trusted around the goal-line as much as DeMarco Murray was last season.