The Dallas Cowboys finally won a playoff game last year, but somehow they are among the top three favorites to many experts for the upcoming NFL season. I guess it is because they have one big motivation for the 2010 season.
As you know, the 2010 Super Bowl will be hosted in February 2011 in the new Cowboys stadium. This could give Dallas a hope to get back into the big game after many years, something to consider if you are a NFL betting fan.
The expectations are high, not only for that, but because they seem prepared to fight against the top team on both ends of the field. As I said before, they have a legitimate chance to make NFL history if they win a Super Bowl being played in their own city.
On offense, they seem pretty packed with Tony Romo leading this team but with amazing weapons at his disposal.
Roy Williams, Miles Austin, possibly Patrick Crayton. Jason Witten and now Dez Bryant are part the arsenal that Romo will have.
Also, Marion Barber should come into this season without any possible injury, so they will have an amazing passing game combined with strong running. To me, they seem to be the contenders for the NFC East.
However, to be NFL contenders, their pass defense will need to improve because the defense of their opponents looks pretty good too.
Philadelphia looks to be an even more powerful passing team than they have been in years past with Kevin Kolb in charge.
Washington should be more competitive with a veteran like Donovan McNabb distributing the ball instead of Jason Williams, who was a mistakes machine.
And Eli Manning and the Giants picked the Cowboys pass defense apart last season as they were the only team to beat them twice.
The Cowboys should be ready for them, but no one can deny the motivation to play at the Super Bowl at home.