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Oddsmakers Name Cowboys as Favorites to Trade for 2-Time Pro Bowl QB

in a Surprise update the Dallas Cowboys have been deemed the favorite to trade for one the NFL’s most talented young quarterbacks.

Since he was selected first overall in the 2019 NFL Draft, Kyler Murray has been an amazing quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals. An April 14 report by the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero stated it was likely that Murray would not play for Arizona in 2022 if he didn’t get a contract extension.

Sportsbooks have noticed the speculation about Murray. Oddschecker announced on April 14, that the Cowboys are currently the favorite to trade for Murray in this offseason.

Steelernation.com obtained a quote form Oddschecker spokesman Kyle Newman. He shared his thoughts about why Oddschecker is labeling Dallas the favorite.

“One of these teams is not like the others. The Cowboys trade for a QB? Well, after Dak Prescott failed to win a playoff game last year, oddsmakers believe there’s a chance the team chooses to move on. Of course, it certainly helps that Murray is a Texas native. That said, there’s a reason oddsmakers are giving The Field +1000 odds right now, nobody has any clue what a Kyler Murray trade market could eventually look like. Other than the fact oddsmakers believe the Cowboys are going to be in the thick of it.”

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This is only the view of the oddsmakers and not a concrete report or evidence linking Murray with the Cowboys. Even though it is only 11.1%, favorites are favorites.

Breaking Down the Cowboys’ Odds

The odds shared alongside Newman’s statement read as follows:

Team Odds Implied chance
Arizona Cardinals -500 83.3%
Dallas Cowboys +800 11.1%
Atlanta Falcons +1000 9.1%
The Field +1000 9.1%
Pittsburgh Steelers +1600 5.9%
Philadelphia Eagles +2200 4.3%
Houston Texans +3000 3.2%

 

The Cardinals will likely retain Murray in 2022. The odds and Pelissero’s report suggest that the Cowboys have a chance to acquire Murray. Murray is a former Oklahoma Sooner player and Texas A&M Aggie.

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If the relationship between the Cowboys and quarterback Dak Prescott soured, the Cowboys might have the edge in any potential race for Murray. However, it seems unlikely considering that Prescott is coming off one of the best seasons of his six-year career. One in which he was second in Comeback Player Of The Year voting.

Murray, originally from Allen Texas, would consider playing for the Cowboys a return to home. It’s a nice story, but it’s not the best.

Prescott has made waves in the league ever since 2016, his rookie year. He was able to make it to two Pro Bowls in 2016 as well as 2018. Prescott has been making waves in the league since his rookie year in 2016, when he was named to the Pro Bowl. He also made it to two Pro Bowls in 2016 and 2018.

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Prescott throws a touchdown 4.9% of time and throws a pick 1.7%. Kyler’s touchdown percentage is 4.4% and interceptions 2.2%, respectively. Prescott also has Murray beat on other passing stats. Prescott boasts 259.8 yards per match and 1.68 touchdowns per match to Murray’s 249.6 yards and 1.52TDs per match.

Prescott can also claim that he had an even better year in 2021, with the averages in his favor. The Cowboys quarterback, Prescott, threw for 4,449 yards and 37 touchdowns to 10 interceptions. Murray had 3,787 yards passing and 24 touchdowns to 10 interceptions.

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