Cowboys Fail To Cover 8th Straight Spread For Worst Start In NFL Betting History


Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images. Pictured: Landon Collins #26 of the Washington Football Team causes Andy Dalton #14 of the Dallas Cowboys to fumble

Congratulations, Dallas Cowboys fans! Following Sunday night’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and failing to cover the 10.5-point spread, your team is officially the worst in NFL betting history!

Now, let me explain. The 2020 edition of “America’s Team” is 0-8 against the spread (ATS) this season, the worst mark since 2004.

In layman’s terms, if you bet on the Cowboys to cover the spread each week this season, you’ve lost every single cent wagered. Ouch.

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Over that span, the 2006 Miami Dolphins were the only other team to reach Week 9 of an NFL season without covering a single spread. However, the Fins had a Week 8 bye that year, meaning they entered Week 9 at 0-7 ATS.

The Cowboys’ bye isn’t until Week 10, so their sparkling ATS performance includes eight losses compared to the Dolphins’ seven.

Interestingly, Miami finally covered the spread in that 2006 Week 9 matchup, beating Chicago, 31-13, despite closing as 13-point underdogs.

Dallas’ next chance to finally pay off its faithful, yet misguided bettors will come in a Week 10 game with Pittsburgh.

At the time of writing, odds for Steelers vs. Cowboys are off the board due to uncertainty regarding Andy Dalton’s status.

Be sure to visit our NFL Live Odds page often for the latest Week 10 odds, including Steelers vs. Cowboys, and download The Action Network’s FREE mobile app to track real-time line updates directly on your phone.

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