In a surprise update, the Dallas Cowboys are being billed as favorites by Oddschecker in exchange for one of the NFL’s most dynamic young defenders.
Kyler Murray has been beaming NFL fans as the Arizona Cardinals quarterback since he was placed first overall in the 2019 NFL draft, however, an April 14 report from The Network reported. NFL Tom Pelissero says It is expected that Murray will not play for Arizona in 2022 without a contract extension.
Of course, the sportsbooks have taken notice of the new speculation surrounding Murray. Now, Oddschecker revealed on April 14 that the Cowboys are the current favorites to trade for Murray this season.
Steelernation.com has secured a quote from Oddschecker spokesman Kyle Newman, who offered his thoughts on why the oddsmakers are labeling Dallas as a favorite.
“One of these teams is not like the others. Cowboys in exchange for QB? Well, after Dak Prescott failed to win last year’s playoffs, odds researchers believe there is a chance for the team to advance. Of course, that certainly helps given that Murray is a native of Texas. That said, there is a reason why the odds providers are offering +1000 odds on The Field right now, no one has any clue as to the eventual Kyler Murray trading market. what it might look like. Other than reality, bettors believe that the Cowboys will make it. “
Of course, this is just the bettors’ perspective, not specific reports or evidence linking Murray to the Cowboys. Still, favorites are favorites for a reason, even if it’s only an 11.1% chance.
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The odds shared along with Newman’s statement are as follows:
|Team||The odds||Implied opportunity|
|The Arizona Cardinals||-500||83.3%|
Essentially, the Cardinals are still expected to retain Murray in 2022. However, Pelissero’s odds and reports give the Cowboys a real chance to land Murray, a former Oklahoma Sooner and Texan A&M Aggie.
The Cowboys could have the edge in a potential race for Murray if the relationship between the team and midfielder Dak Prescott changes, but that looks unlikely as Prescott is tipped to experience his strongest season in the history of the sport. his six-year career, a season in which he was runner-up in the Returning Player of the Year poll.
Playing for the Cowboys will be a return for Murray, who hails from Allen, Texas. But as good as that story is, it’s simply a sweet-sounding story.
Compare Prescott and Murray
Prescott has stormed the league since his rookie year in 2016, attending two Pro Bowls in 2016 and 2018. He’s missed much of 2020 through injury, but the quarterback has an impressive record when you look at the average on the Pro Football Reference.
Prescott is throwing down 4.9% of the time, while picking only 1.7% of the time. In contrast, Kyler has a rate of 4.4% in terms of touches and 2.2% in terms of interceptions. Prescott also beats Murray in other passing stats, Prescott boasts 259.8 yards per game and 1.68 TD per game, Murray is 249.6 yards per game and 1.52 TD per game.
Aside from the averages leaning in Prescott’s favor, he can also claim he’s had a much better year in 2021. The Cowboys’ quarterback has thrown for 4,449 yards of passes and 37 touchdowns to 10 interceptions, while Murray made 3,787 yards of passes and 24 touchdowns to 10 interceptions.
https://heavy.com/sports/dallas-cowboys/odds-trade-rumors-cardinals-kyler-murray/ Ratemakers Name Cowboys Favorite to Trade for Star QB