Dallas Cowboys Play Beat the Clock

But how much did it cost them? Try $95 million.

Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, Tuesday signed running back Marion Barber and cornerback Terence Newman to long-term extensions Tuesday, beating the NFL’s salary cap deadline. Barber inked a seven-year deal worth $45 million with the Cowboys; while Newman signed a six-year, $50.2 million extension with the Cowboys. Over $22.5 million of the contract is guaranteed over the first three years of the deal.

Do you think the Dallas Cowboys can make up for last year and win the 2009 Super Bowl? Bet on it. At 8/1 odds to win the Super Bowl there may be some value in those Cowboys this year…

Super Bowl Bets: Steelers, Colts or Patriots?

The last couple of weeks have shaken up the top of the NFL standings. The New England Patriots are still humming along, undefeated at 9-0 (8-1 ATS), but the Indianapolis Colts have dropped two in a row to fall even with the Pittsburgh Steelers at 7-2.

If you can’t stand the thought of eating chalk on the Super Bowl futures market, then you need to figure out which team has the best chance to knock off the Patriots. We’re going to leave 8-1 Dallas and Green Bay out of the equation, since they play in the lesser NFC.

The Colts came very close to beating New England in Week 9, and that was without LT Tony Ugoh and WR Marvin Harrison, but even more offensive players (plus DL Dwight Freeney) have been hurt since then. That might leave it up to Pittsburgh’s No. 2-ranked defense to upset New England for the AFC championship. It could happen.