- Dak Prescott will start against the Broncos.
- One of the biggest MVP candidates is ready following his calf injury.
- Meanwhile, Odell Beckham Jr. didn’t participate in his second straight training session for Cleveland Browns.
Week 9 of the NFL is about to start, and we have two big developments in our focus before the start of the weekend. And both of them will have massive significance on the odds.
Prescott Starts Against the Broncos
Dak Prescott, arguably one of the best players in the league, will be available to play for the Cowboys on Sunday. The player himself stated that he should start the meeting against the franchise from Colorado.
Just to remind, Prescott suffered an injury against the New England Patriots, and after that, paused vs. Minnesota Vikings. Luckily for the prolific QB, both games ended in favor of his team.
Even though Cooper Rush played a solid game in Minneapolis, head coach Mike McCarthy won’t risk anything this time, and he plans to start with his star player.
Prescot has 16 TD passes, four picks, and 1,813 yards thrown. He led the Cowboys to a 6-1 record, with the only loss coming on the opening night in Tampa Bay, and even that one was pretty tight. The 28-year old found his groove, and in no time, the Cowboys took over the leading spot in the division.
The franchise from Texas is in excellent form, and according to the bookmakers, they are one of the top favorites not only to win the NFC but Super Bowl as well, with the odds on that happening are currently sitting at +1000.
The Rift Between Browns and OBJ Becoming Bigger
For the second straight time, Odell Beckham Jr. didn’t participate in Cleveland’s training session. This is a clear sign for many that the star wide receiver and the Browns are done. There have been some speculations that the player’s representatives and the team’s management are currently negotiating about the termination of the contract.
Also, unconfirmed sources from inside the Browns suggest that OBJ has no intention of coming back to the team and wants to leave.
Everything started with the player’s father posting a video on Instagram in which Bakey Mayfield didn’t pass the ball to OBJ. After that, everything fell apart for the two parties.
According to the Browns’ head coach, Kevin Stefanski, he hasn’t heard from Beckham Jr. since the video was posted. Also, insiders claim that Stefanski informed the team that OBJ won’t be coming back.
The Browns were projected to be one of the dark horses for winning the Super Bowl, but as time went by, their form significantly dropped.
Their next match is in Cincinnati, where they face the division rivals, the Bengals. The hosts are slight favorites, -130, while Browns’ win sits at +120.
We expect to see the odds on the Browns further going down, and especially in the upcoming games if they lose on Sunday. The current development will only add pressure on Mayfield, who hasn’t responded well in recent times.