Dallas Cowboys vs. Carolina Panthers: Early Week 1 Betting Preview

Posted by: Charlie Smith
Dallas Cowboys vs. Carolina Panthers NFL Week 1 betting

The 2018 online NFL betting season is still a long ways off. However, to help the time pass, we’re taking an early look at some of Week 1’s most enticing matchups. There are plenty to choose from but today we take a look at the Dallas Cowboys vs. Carolina Panthers pairing. Both teams didn’t finish last year’ season quite like they wanted to and will be setting the bar rather high for 2018. Let’s take a look at what kind of turnout the odds makers are predicting.

Dallas Cowboys vs. Carolina Panthers – Sunday, September 9th  

When: 4:25 pm ET

Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

TV: Fox

Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass

Online NFL Betting Odds:


Cowboys +2½ (-110) 44 (-105) TBP
Panthers -2½ (-110) 44 (-105) TBP
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Dallas Cowboys     

The Cowboys were hoping that 2017 would be the year their two sensational rookies, Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott, led them to a playoff win. However, the opposite turned out to be true as Elliott struggled all season long and Prescott underachieved to say the least. These troubles culminated in a 9-7 record for the Cowboys, which saw them finish 2nd in the NFC East. Notwithstanding that ranking, the Cowboys failed to qualify for the postseason. Now the club is hoping that the offseason can help them bring this team together. Last year saw some controversy broil in the locker room due to Jerry Jone’s stance on the anthem protests. That shouldn’t be a problem this year, considering the league’s new policy.

Players to Watch: Dak Prescott (3,324 passing yards, 22 TD, 13 INT), Ezekiel Elliott (983 rushing yards, 7 TD, 1 F), and Terrance Williams (568 receiving yards, 0 TD, 53 REC).

Carolina Panthers 

The Panthers turned in an 11-5 record last season to finish 2nd in the NFC South. The NFC South was extremely tough last season, which is evident by the fact that the division gave birth to three playoff contenders last season. Heading into this year’s action, online NFL betting players are uncertain what to expect. The problem with Carolina is that they just aren’t as consistent as they need to be. This applies doubly to Cam Newton, who has a ton of ups and downs. Not to mention the fact that he takes more hits than he needs to.

Players to Watch: Cam Newton (3,302 passing yards, 22 TD, 16 INT), Jonathan Stewart (680 rushing yards, 6 TD, 6 F), and Devin Funchess (840 receiving yards, 8 TD, 63 REC).

Dallas Cowboys vs. Carolina Panthers Betting Predictions


  • Dallas went 6-2 SU on the road last season
  • Dallas went 5-2-1 ATS on the road last season
  • The TOTAL went UNDER in 5 of Dallas’ 8 road games last season
  • Carolina went 6-2 SU at home last season
  • Carolina went 4-3-1 ATS at home last season
  • The TOTAL went OVER in 5 of Carolina’s 8 home games last season.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Carolina Panthers Betting Picks

So which side should NFL sports betting players favor in this Dallas Cowboys vs. Carolina Panthers pairing? This one might be a bit tough predict, since no one knows how these teams will fare. However, since they’re at home, you might be better off sticking with Carolina here. Ultimately this is a great matchup for players looking to learn how to bet on NFL games to get some experience. Sign up today to make your 2018 NFL prediction!

Score Prediction: 28-24 Carolina.