It’s been a high-flying start to the NFL regular season for Dallas, which opened the year with blowout wins over the New York Giants and Jets.
Between the first two weeks of the NFL season, Dallas has outscored its opponents 70-10, as the club looks to start 3-0 for the first time since 2019. Following the Cowboys’ 2-0 start, BetTexas.com compiled data from ChampsorChumps to see how every team to start 3-0 over the previous five seasons has ultimately fared.
Unfortunate there is no legal sports betting in Texas to wager on the Cowboys’ successes. It will be 2025 before the state legislature again discusses the topic.
How NFL Teams Starting 3-0 Finish
The Cowboys Super Bowl odds are climbing after two weeks. Dallas is +750 to win the championship, just behind a tie for first between Kansas City and San Francisco (+600).
3-0 Starts Usually Lead to Good Things In NFL
Cowboys fans should go ahead and plan on making the postseason if they win this weekend, based on how recent 3-0 teams have fared.
Of the last 24 NFL teams to begin the season with three straight wins, 20 wound up making the playoffs, meaning a whopping 83.3% made the postseason. In the last five seasons, 41.7% of NFL teams that began the year 3-0 made it to at least the conference championship round, while six of the last 10 Super Bowl teams started the season 3-0. Surprisingly, the Cowboys’ last 3-0 start was not a playoff year, as Dallas went 5-8 from there to finish 8-8.
Fast forward four years and Dallas is looking to make it back to the playoffs for a third straight season. Dallas faces 0-2 Arizona in Glendale on Sunday. Oddsmakers from BetMGM Sportsbook — there is no BetMGM Texas — give the Cowboys -700 moneyline odds of beating the Cardinals. If Dallas does knock off the Cardinals, they’d position themselves well for a possible playoff run — showing how important the opening of the NFL regular season can be.