NFC East Odds: Bettors Backing Dallas To Upset Washington
There are only two divisions left undecided, with both set to be settled on Sunday. The Titans and Colts are fighting for the AFC South title but it's the NFC East which is most exciting. The Washington Football Team, Cowboys and Giants are all in with a shout of winning the division.
Washington and Dallas both sit on 6-9 records, with the Giants one back on 5-10. The Washington Football Team are level with the Cowboys but have the tiebreaker and will seal the division title and playoffs if they beat the Eagles in primetime on Sunday, entering the game as 2.5 point favorites.
If Dallas win and Washington lose then it's Jerry Jones' Cowboys who'll be divisional winners. The Giants also need Washington to lose but if that happens and New York wins, then all three teams would be on 6-10 records, with the Giants sealing the division on tie breakers.
Dallas are favorites to beat the Giants on Sunday and OddsChecker users have been backing them to win both that game, and crucially the division. 62% of bets on the NFC East futures, since Sunday, have been on the Dallas Cowboys, with bettors unsure on Washington, who may be without Alex Smith facing an Eagles side who appear to have improved with Jalen Hurts under center.
OddsChecker spokesman Tom Dodd: "Washington may be in control of their own destiny but it's the Cowboys who are attracting the bulk of the money to win the division. There are doubts over who we'll see playing for the Football Team but with Dallas we know exactly who'll be under center, and that's Andy Dalton, who has connected brilliantly with Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup. Not only that but Jalen Hurts has improved Philadelphia, giving them a calmness and poise we'd not seen in 2020 with Carson Wentz. If they'd have made the QB change sooner then they might be fighting for the division, but as it is they'll make do with trying to ruin Washington's party in primetime on Sunday night, and make a lot of bettors happy along the way."
Sunday's NFC East Games
Washington Football Team -125
Dallas Cowboys +240
New York Giants +360