Dallas Sports Fan – Mavs Still On Top, Stars Back To Work, Rangers And Cowboys Retooling
Superbowl odds is the main focus for most sports fans right now, although in Dallas, it may sting to see the New York Giants in the big game after they took advantage of the Cowboys’ collapse, beating them twice in the final four weeks of the season. However, the Cowboys have plenty of time to make moves in the offseason, much like Texas, who are still looking to improve their rotation. Meanwhile, the Mavericks are battling for the top spot in their division, while the Stars are back from the All-Star break.
The Mavericks are tied with San Antonio for first place in the Southwest Division, and some BetOnline players are surprised that Dallas are still in it despite a lot of injury woes in the first third of the season. Dallas went 3-1 over the last week with wins over Utah, the aforementioned Spurs in overtime (both at home) and then a romp in Phoenix before they fell at home to Oklahoma City in a hotly contested game. On Friday, the Mavericks host Indiana before heading on the road for games in Cleveland, Denver and Minnesota.
Jamie Benn was the only Star to make the All-Star game, and he was scoreless, but his team captained by Boston’s Zdeno Chara won a 12-9 game in Ottawa and it was a solid experience for the 22-year-old, who won the accuracy competition in the Skills contest on Saturday night. But he got back on the scoresheet in Dallas’ first game back after the break, a 6-2 win in Anaheim, which was the second half of a home-and-home with the Ducks that started before the break with a 1-0 win at home. The Stars will stay on the West Coast to face NHL favorites San Jose on Thursday night, and then they return home to host Minnesota and Phoenix.
Experienced players that purchase price per head bookie software may be skeptical of the Cowboys next season and for good reason, and it’s going to be interesting to see what Dallas does in the offseason. They’re targeting the draft to improve their secondary, but they’ll also be aggressive on the free-agent market, providing there are players out there. But it may be mental at this point with the Cowboys, and the coaching staff has to improve as well, especially late in games.
The Rangers tied up Yu Darvish for their rotation, and now they’re reportedly going after veteran Roy Oswalt, who is also coveted by Boston and St. Louis. Oswalt is coming off an injury-plagued year in Philadelphia, where he was overshadowed by Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels, so maybe he needs a fresh start and an reinvigorated Oswalt would help any team’s online betting odds.