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Odds for Cowboys vs. Bucs heading into Week 1 of the NFL season

We take a look at the betting lines for the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers matchup as the NFL approaches Week 1.

Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throws a pass against the Houston Texans in the first quarter during a NFL preseason game at NRG Stadium on August 28, 2021 in Houston, Texas.
Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throws a pass against the Houston Texans in the first quarter during a NFL preseason game at NRG Stadium on August 28, 2021 in Houston, Texas.
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The NFL season is officially kicking off Thursday night, and we’ve got a full 16-game slate of action for the first time since the first week of January. The defending champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers meet the Dallas Cowboys to kick off the season. The Bucs are looking to repeat as Super Bowl champions with Tom Brady at quarterback while the Cowboys hope to get back to the playoffs with a healthy Dak Prescott and a talented receiving group.

UPDATE: The Cowboys will be without Zack Martin due to COVID-19.

Here’s a look at the current odds for the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 1 matchup on DraftKings Sportsbook in comparison to how they looked when they first dropped on May 12th.

Cowboys vs. Bucs

Current point spread: Bucs -7.5
Point total: 52
Moneyline: Bucs -365, Cowboys +280

Opening point spread: Bucs -6
Opening point total: 52

Early pick: Buccaneers -7.5

The Cowboys are loaded offensively, but Prescott’s health is a question mark heading into the Week 1 showdown. The quarterback has gotten several MRIs on his shoulder and even though he’s expected to suit up against the Bucs, it’s tough to say he’ll be 100 percent. Tampa Bay’s defense is well-equipped to handle Dallas’ attack and Tom Brady should carve up the Cowboys on the other side. Even though odds moving in Tampa’s favor may sway bettors off the Bucs, it’s hard to bet against Brady even at his advanced age.

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