Cowboys vs. Broncos Prediction, Odds, Spread and Over/Under for NFL Preseason Week 1 (New-Look Broncos to Shine)

Russell Wilson makes his Broncos debut against the Cowboys, who are one of the NFL's worst preseason teams
Russell Wilson makes his Broncos debut against the Cowboys, who are one of the NFL's worst preseason teams / Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

There is no NFL player easier to make fun of than Russell Wilson. The former Seattle Seahawk is lovable but perhaps the most obnoxious human being in the league (LET'S RIDE).

Nonetheless, the Denver Broncos have legitimate Super Bowl aspirations after pairing one of the NFL's best rosters with "Mr. Unlimited," who is by any measure one of the best quarterbacks of the last dozen years.

Denver is ready to win now, and expectations are sky-high even for a meaningless preseason game.

The Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott are no stranger to high expectations, as this feels like a "prove-it" year for the franchise after a disappointing end to 2021. Mike McCarthy likely only has this year to show he's the right head coach, and buzzards are circling to prey on his downfall.

As a result, this is a fairly important meaningless game. But who has the edge in this Cowboys vs. Broncos matchup? Here are the odds from WynnBET Sportsbook to help us find out:

Cowboys vs. Broncos Odds, Spread and Total


  • Cowboys +2.5 (-110)
  • Broncos -2.5 (-110)


  • Cowboys: +115
  • Broncos: -135


  • 31.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

Cowboys vs. Broncos Betting Trends


  • 1-9-1 ATS last 11 preseason games
  • UNDER is 10-1 last 11 preseason games
  • Lost 13 consecutive preseason games as road underdog


  • 3-1 ATS last four preseason games
  • UNDER is 8-1 last nine preseason games
  • 3-8-1 ATS last dozen preseason games as home favorite

Cowboys vs. Broncos Prediction and Pick

I didn't realize this until researching the game, but MY WORD the Cowboys are an awful preseason team. They've scored more than 16 points once in their last 11 preseason games, which feels like it should be cause for relegation like in the English Premier League.

While I love Dak Prescott, I despise Jerry Jones and am thrilled to fade his bumbling franchise once again.

Denver's offense is going to be good. That feels almost certain. I'm thrilled to watch Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy and Javonte Williams with an actual, real-life quarterback, and it's even more joyous that their first win will come at the expense of Jones and McCarthy.

Back the Broncos to extend Dallas' preseason misery as "Mr. Unlimited" shines.

Pick: Broncos -2.5 (-110)

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