Biggest Winner From Cowboys Losing to Packers Was Sportsbooks

The Cowboys' loss to the Packers may have been bigger for the sportsbooks than it was for Green Bay.
Jan 14, 2024; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) reacts during the
Jan 14, 2024; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) reacts during the / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers may have upset the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card Round, but let's be honest: they're not going to win the Super Bowl. Even having already advanced they're still +3000 underdogs. That 30-to-1 payout is twice as high as the Philadelphia Eagles' and the Eagles still have an extra game to play compared to the Packers.

So while they won, Green Bay doesn't get that much from the victory.

But you know who does get a lot from the upset? The sportsbooks who watched money pour in on the Cowboys all week.

The Cowboys were heavy 7-point favorites against the Packers, which made them the second-biggest favorites in the NFL this week (behind only the Buffalo Bills). The betting public tends to love loading heavy favorites into parlays.

Then when you also factor in that the Cowboys are still one of the most popular teams in the country? And the fact that the Packers barely squeaked into the playoffs?

You just know a lot of people were using that dread "L word."

But as we see time and time again, there is no such thing as a "lock" in the NFL.

With the Dolphins and Cowboys both eliminated, sportsbooks probably also had a pretty good weekend as far as getting rid of some big liabilities in the Super Bowl futures market. Now they just need a shocking Steelers upset win to really put the icing on the cake.

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