Tonight, when the Philadelphia Eagles host the Dallas Cowboys, we have two choices, stupid or smart.
The problem is, both have a downside.
Stupid people will take the Philadlephia Eagles and lay double-digits in anticipation of their choice hammering a division foe that allows more points than the number of ants that attack a cake on a picnic.
The Cowboys defense is a seive, and somehow Dallas owner Jerry Jones has declared defensive coordinator Mike Nolan has job security. Really, if he ran a McDonalds like he has managed the Dallas defense, he would have been booted out of his job in a lot less than eight weeks.
Consider this, and for Dallas fans I recommend you don’t, the Cowboys have allowed at least 30 points in every game except their season opener in Los Angeles against the Rams and last week’s contest against the Washington Redskins. In those two games, the Cowboys allowed 20 and 25 points, and lost them both while scoring only 17 and 3 respectively.
How many times have the Cowboys won this year? Twice, they beat the Atlanta Falcons when Dan Quinn, who was soon thereafter fired, didn’t inform his team of the rules on an onside kick. They also beat the New York Giants, which every team that has played them except the Washington Redskins has managed to do.
How many point spread decisions have the Cowboys won this year?
They are the only team in the National Football League that hasn’t allowed their inept play to be compensated for with generous enough point spreads.
Now, here is the clincher, the Cowboys are the smart play tonight.
If Dallas is the smart play, how dumb is a wager on the Eagles.
When a team as bad as Philadelphia, they have only two wins in seven games this year, which is good enough to lead the NFC East Division, is laying double digits simply because of how bad their opponent is perceived, they, let me say this straight out, never win.
When the Eagles were favored against a horrible New York Giants team, they won by one point while giving five on the line. When the Eagles were favored over the Redskins on opening day, they lost straight up.
Bet on the Eagles tonight laying double digits, and go directly to the garage and slam a hammer on your left hand. It will hurt, but not as bad as trying to figure out how you could have been so stupid as to bet on a horrible and injured Philadelphia team laying double digits.
So, be smart tonight and bet the Cowboys?
Be intelligent tonight and skip this mess altogether.