Dallas Cowboys Have High Odds Of Firing Their Coach This Season
The NFL season is finally here, well, kind of. Training camps are underway, and the Hall of Fame Game is slated for this week in Canton. So the NFL Pre-season is finally here.
Soon it will be fantasy football drafts, and betting on Week 1 games. But if you need to scratch that football betting itch, there are some odds being put out right now, on some interesting topics. One of those happens to be the odds on which NFL coaches will be relieved of their duties this season.
Bovada issued these odds, and the phrasing specific to the bet is "First coach to permanently leave position this season". The rankings are kind of surprising in a lot of ways, the names at the top aren't very shocking, but the ones in the middle are.
Now, it should be noted that all of these are underdog bets, and you're getting decent odds on each ones. Including those at the top. So even the "favorite" on the list isn't a "favorite" in traditional sense.
But one of the names near the top is actually Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Mike McCarthy.
He's not the overall "favorite" on this list, he's #2 overall with odds of +450 to be the first coach fired. The top of the list is Carolina Panthers Head Coach Matt Rhule, with odds of +300. Check out the full list here:
Seeing names like Mike Tomlin and John Harbaugh in the middle of the odds feels weird. They seem like they would be highly unlikely to be fired AT ALL, let alone be the first to be fired. New Orleans Saints Coach Dennis Allen and former Calvary Coach/new Jacksonville Jaguars Coach Doug Pederson share the same odds at +6600.
But going back to Cowboys Coach McCarthy, the fact he's high on the list for being the "first" fired indicates the odds makers expect him to be a favorite to be fired in general during the season. If he has the second best odds to be fired first, he's got to have some good odds to be fired second, or third.