5 Stats That Prove the Cowboys Are Super Bowl Favorites

Micah Parsons and the Cowboys should be favorites to win the Super Bowl - here's why.
Micah Parsons and the Cowboys should be favorites to win the Super Bowl - here's why. / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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We like to say that we don't want to get ahead of ourselves after just two games, but we absolutely do want to. So let's indulge that desire, shall we?

The Cowboys have been historically dominant through the first two weeks of the NFL season, and I'm here to tell you they should be considered favorites to win Super Bowl 58.

That's not just firing a hot take from the hip either, there are plenty of numbers that back it up. Here are 5 key stats that prove the Cowboys are the Super Bowl favorites.

Proof the Cowboys Will Win Super Bowl 58

1. Point Differential

After blowing out both New York teams to start the season, the Cowboys have a point differential of +60, or +30.0 per game. Whichever angle you look at it, that's obviously the top in the NFL and also on pace to be a historic rate.

The best regular season point differential in NFL history was the 2007 New England Patriots' +315. The Cowboys are on pace for +510 through two games. It's obviously not the same mark they'll keep up all season, but that does showcase just how absurdly dominant they've been.

Since 2000 there have been eight teams to finish a regular season with a point differential of +200 or better. Those 8 teams all won at least 12 games, with four of them winning 14 or more.

A first-round bye is more valuable than ever now that only one team per conference gets one, and the Cowboys' point differential points to the kind of regular season record that should lock up that bye.