Jerry Jones Drafting Alone, What It Means For Cowboys Odds

  • The Cowboys are favored by oddsmakers to take a defensive player with their first-round pick.
  • The NFL Draft will begin at 8 p.m. ET.
  • The Cowboys currently hold the 17th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

DALLAS - The Dallas Cowboys have had an offseason full of change as they let go of longtime head coach Jason Garrett and replaced him with former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy. Online sportsbooks are now favoring a defensive player to be the first one drafted under the new regime.

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has yet to sign his franchise tag as he and the team try to negotiate a long-term deal. McCarthy needs to improve on an already talented roster and that starts with the Cowboys filling some holes on the team through the draft.

The Jerry Jones Factor

Drafting in the middle of the first round with the 17th pick presents the Cowboys with a plethora of options at their disposal when they are on the clock in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Dallas could trade back and acquire another pick later in the draft or use the pick to acquire an established superstar as well. Although, while Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones hushed the whispers of trading the pick for a star, that option likely remains on the table.

Jones will also be alone during the draft process and may call an audible on his team’s pick without anyone to physically stop him from doing so. Cowboys fans know at the end of the day it’s Jerry’s World and he has the power to do what he wants above all else.

What Are The Cowboys Draft Odds

NFL betting sites have odds listed for the team as well as all the other NFL teams with a first-round pick in the draft. The odds for the Cowboys pick may begin to shift the closer the team gets to be on the clock.

Dallas Cowboys Draft Betting Odds:

  • Defensive Player (-290)
  • Offensive Player (+190)

Winner: Defensive Player (-290), The Dallas Cowboys have a major need in the secondary as they lost one of the best corners in the NFL in Byron Jones to the Miami Dolphins in free agency. The needs of the defense on this team outweigh the needs on offense. Unless one of the transcendent offensive prospects falls into the Cowboys lap at pick 17, it is unlikely that the team will choose an offensive player. Take the -290 odds on the defensive player for this prop as the Cowboys should take a Cornerback, Safety, or defensive end with their first-round pick in the 2020 draft. The only thing that may stop that is a last-second decision from Jerry Jones, but that is unlikely to happen.