NFL Preseason Betting Lines Raiders @ Cowboys Sports Odds

August 12th, 2010 by

dallas cowboys NFL betting handicappers will see the Dallas Cowboys for the second time in four days as they host a preseason sports betting matchup with the Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders will enter their preseason opener with a new look starting at quarterback with Jason Campbell, who arrives from the Washington Redskins and will replace number one draft pick bust JaMarcus Russell, who was released from the team in disgrace.

Oakland head coach Tom Cable was considered to be a dead man coaching last year as allegations of abuse against former women in his life, as well as an assistant coach, went public. Somehow Cable survived all of that as well as a 5-11 record and he returns to now be credited with being a calming and stabilizing influence for the team.

Cable is committed to taking a more “big picture” view of the team than in the past, where he was more hands on and involved. Cable admitted that he may have over-extended himself and lost focus of the larger view but will not make that mistake again. Sportsbook was yet to post an opening line on the August 12 game pending the Dallas opener against Cincinnati on August 8.

The Raiders will give handicappers and fans the first look at their offense under new coordinator Hue Jackson, who will work with Campbell to jumpstart the lethargic attack.

Russell was a big reason for the Raiders horrible offense and Campbell has impressed everyone with his professionalism. While Campbell is the starter the preseason competition for the backup job should be intense as Bruce Gradkowski, Charlie Frye, and Kyle Boller will all take exhibition snaps.

Meanwhile in the NFL Betting Lines there is something of a feel good vibe out of Cowboys camp with their coach that was considered fired only 2 years ago. Wade Phillips presided over one of the biggest end of season collapses in recent memory when the 2008 Cowboys blew what seemed like a certain playoff spot in their final year at Texas Stadium. Phillips was roasted by fans and media as a mere puppet for owner Jerry Jones but enters 2010 with new found respect as his defense showed marked improvement last year and quarterback Tony Romo demonstrated noticeable maturity.

Phillips led the Cowboys to their first playoff win in 13 seasons last year and got a 2-year extension from Jones. He will be under intense pressure to deliver a Super Bowl as it will be played at Cowboys Stadium in February.

“Here in Dallas, certainly at this time of my career, yes, we all feel good about what we’re doing and we feel good about the personnel we have,” said the coach.

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