IRVING, Texas -- If the Dallas Cowboys are going to make the playoffs for the first time since 2009, they are going to need Tony Romo, Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray to play at a high level. Higher than they have in the past.
If they do -- and the defense can play better than many believe -- the Cowboys can contend for a playoff spot.
With expectations so low, that could throw Romo into the MVP discussion.
But what kind of odds could you get for that right now?
Thanks to the folks at Bovada, we know.
Romo is currently 50/1 to win the MVP. Bryant is 66/1 and Murray is 200/1.
Romo might be worth the risk if you believe he can return from back surgery and play at a high level. There are 13 quarterbacks ahead of Romo in Bovada’s odds to win: Peyton Manning (3/1), Drew Brees (11/2), Aaron Rodgers (15/2), Tom Brady (9/1), Andrew Luck (16/1), Jay Cutler (20/1), Matthew Stafford (20/1), Colin Kaepernick (25/1), Cam Newton (25/1), Russell Wilson (25/1), Robert Griffin III (25/1), Matt Ryan (33/1) and Nick Foles (40/1).
Bryant is grouped with Demaryius Thomas, Matt Forte, Jamaal Charles, Brandon Marshall, Julio Jones and Jimmy Graham. Murray and Frank Gore have the longest odds, according to the list provided by Bovada.