Dallas Sports Fan – Mavs Heating Up, Stars Staying Level, Rangers Still Hunting, And Cowboys Will Be Golfing
The NBA’s return is beginning to catch on in Dallas as the Mavericks are starting to play well after a slow start, while the Stars are staying afloat in the NHL, and Texas is still trying to sign Yu Darvish, but the big story in Dallas is, of course, another collapse by the Cowboys.
The ‘Boys completed another disappointing season with a 31-14 loss to the New York Giants at home, and sportsbook reviews of their season may state that this is one of the toughest campaigns to swallow. The Cowboys had the NFC East sewn up, but they dropped four of their last five and lost a number of games in which they led in the fourth quarter. Owner Jerry Jones has also said that he won’t step down from his general-manager duties, and it figures to be another interesting offseason in Dallas for the Cowboys and their fans.
The Mavericks dropped their first two games of the season, but smart players that are familiar with price per head bookie systems knew that the team would eventually wake up and they won three of four games over the week to get back into the hunt. All three wins were at home as the Mavericks defeated Toronto, Oklahoma City and Phoenix, but they lost in Minnesota and are now 0-2 on the road ahead of a Thursday night trip to San Antonio. Dallas returns home to host New Orleans on Saturday before wrapping up the week in Detroit and Boston on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.
The Stars are sitting at third in the Pacific Division and are only two points out of the playoffs, and if you use price per head software, you know that the action is starting to heat up in January as teams now know what they have and will start to jockey for playoff position. Over the last week, the Stars had a three-game homestand, losing to Columbus and Detroit, but they beat the defending Stanley Cup champs from Boston, so that should give them some confidence heading into this week, when they travel to Nashville, host Edmonton, followed by road game in Anaheim and Los Angeles.
The Rangers are still negotiating with Japanese pitching superstar Yu Darvish, who reportedly has been in Texas over the last week as the talks are starting to pick up in intensity. Texas doesn’t have much longer to try and sign Darvish, whose bidding rights they purchased for $51.2 million, and there have been no reports in the media as to how the talks are going, and that means it’s tough to get a read on Texas’ online betting odds for next season.