- The Dallas Cowboys are looking into Nick Foles as a potential backup quarterback.
- If Dak Prescott were to miss games, Garrett Gilbert would be the starter at the moment.
DALLAS – As Dak Prescott returns from injury, the Dallas Cowboys are looking to take every precaution to avoid a repeat as last season. Reportedly, Jerry Jones is interested in making Nick Foles the backup quarterback.
Would Acquiring Foles Help Dallas?
The Dallas Cowboys have +3000 odds to win the Super Bowl and it’s unlikely the acquisition of Nick Foles would make much of a change in those future odds.
However, the Cowboys saw last season that losing Dak Prescott was detrimental for the season. Switching between Garret Gilbert, Ben DiNucci and Andy Dalton didn’t get the job done, so getting Nick Foles is a solid safety blanket.
NFL bettors probably shouldn’t change their betting strategies regardless of if Foles joins the team, but he would keep the team slightly more competitive if Prescott were to ever miss some time.
How Important Is Prescott?
For the Cowboys, Prescott is the key factor in the teams’ success. He’s projected to have a big season as he is the betting favorite to win the Comeback Player of the Year award over the likes of Saquon Barkley, Christian McCaffery, Joe Burrow and Nick Bosa.
Odds To Win Comeback Player Of The Year
- Dak Prescott +170
- Saquon Barkley +600
- Christian McCaffrey +650
- Joe Burrow +650
- Nick Bosa +700
- Carson Wentz +900
- Julio Jones +1200
- Derwin James +1600
Sports betting sites think that Prescott is going to have a big year and that the Cowboys are going to have some success as the win total is set at 9.5 with Over being favored with -120 odds.
Plus, Dallas has -150 odds to make the playoffs.
If Dak were to get hurt, could a guy like Foles keep them in playoff contention? It’s tough to tell but it’s undoubtedly better than the current options on the team.
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Nick is a football fanatic with years of sports journalism experience. He achieved a degree in Broadcast/Journalism from Penn State University. When he’s not covering the latest NFL odds you can catch him debating Brady > Belichick in his free time.