18W-11L Record ...
I really believe if you're a hard-core Dallas fan you should be concerned at the way they've performed so far. I know some of you are thinking, what kind of an idiot is this guy, critisising a team which has gone 4-1 in the first 5 games but yeah that's the kind of "idiot" I am, drawing my conclusion after witnessing perhaps one of the most unconvincing 4-1 ratios I've ever seen! Also, keep in mind all you Cowboys supporters, that this is the league's hardest division, and if Dallas is to finish on top of the NFC East, they have to desperately raise the bar here. The Cardinals' offense, lead by the ever exciting Kurt Warner, has really caught everyone's attention raking in some decent numbers that are definetly worth a look! While we're talking about levels of expectation, the 'Zona Boys sit at the opposite side of the spectrum to that of Dallas. Therefore they have been swinging freely, as no one expected them to be the major contenders in the West! I guess we can all identify with the fact that it is much, much easier to perform when you're not under pressure. This has been the case with the Cardinals so far.
Let me also add that I was quite astounded to see Dallas last week, give up 16 unanswered pts to Cincy before getting their butt into gear in the late stages of the game. I don't think they'll be able to afford such slackness against the Cardinals.
Lastly, I am fully aware and conscious that there still is a vast difference between these two teams, but not enough for the Cardinals to not cover the spreads here. The books are aware of what the Cardinals are capable of and they've only "offered" 5.5 pts to them. At home, I shall take the points, no worries, as I don't see Dallas winning more than by a FG (if they win that is!)
Pick: CARDINALS +5.5 for a 4Unit play
Best wishes and Good luck to all