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Buccaneers Open as Big Home Favorites Over Cowboys in Early Odds for NFL Week 1 Season Opener

Jason Schandl
Buccaneers vs Cowboys opening odds for NFL Week 1 season opener.
Buccaneers vs Cowboys opening odds for NFL Week 1 season opener. / Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

While the NFL schedule release is officially set for Wednesday night, the full Week 1 schedule has already been released.

And FanDuel Sportsbook has wasted no time releasing early Week 1 odds for many of these games.

The week's marquee game is the Thursday Night Football season opener, which features the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting the Dallas Cowboys.

Buccaneers vs Cowboys Opening Odds

FanDuel Sportsbook has the Buccaneers as 6-point favorites over the Cowboys. The Bucs' moneyline is sitting at -260, compared to the underdog Cowboys' +215.

The Bucs return the entire starting lineup from last year's Super Bowl team, which ranked fourth in the NFL with a +137 point differential in the regular season.

The Cowboys struggled mightily in 2020, with a 6-10 regular season record and the eighth-lowest point differential (-78).

Of course, that was without franchise quarterback Dak Prescott, who will be under center against Tampa. The Cowboys also made a big effort to shore up their defense, which allowed the fifth-most points in the NFL, particularly in the NFL Draft.

There's plenty of time for these odds to move before September rolls around, but the early signs are that oddsmakers are expecting a pretty one-sided game in the season opener.

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