2019 Cowboys Coaching Odds
October 29, 2018

By Tom Wilkinson

2019 Cowboys Head Coach Odds

Who will be the coach of the Dallas Cowboys next season? Odds are on the board at BetDSI with Josh McDaniels the current betting favorite at odds of +250. Jason Garrett has been the head coach of the Cowboys since 2008 and the Cowboys have made the playoffs just twice.

Most people believe that owner Jerry Jones will finally get rid of Garrett and you can bet on who you think will be the coach of the Cowboys in Week 1 of the 2019 regular season. Let’s look at the latest odds and some of the top contenders.

Dallas Cowboys Head Coach in Week 1 of 2019 Regular Season

Josh McDaniels +250
Sean Payton +300
John DeFilippo +500
Jason Garrett +600
George Edwards +1000
Dave Toub +1500
Jim Harbaugh +2000
Ken Norton Jr. +2000
Kris Richard +2000
Jeff Brohm +2000
Dan Campbell +2000
Matt LaFleur +2000
Jim Bob Cooter +2000
Chris Petersen +2500
David Shaw +2500
Lincoln Riley +2500
Pete Carmichael +2500
Tom Herman +3000
Urban Meyer +3000
Mike Munchak +3000
Bruce Arians +3000
Jim Schwartz +3000
Leslie Frazier +3000
Gus Bradley +3000
James Bettcher +3000
Gus Malzahn +4000
Dabo Swinney +4000
Todd Haley +4000
Nick Saban +5000
Les Miles +5000
Brian Kelly +5000
Chip Kelly +5000
Lane Kiffin +5000
Jimbo Fisher +5000
Mike Leach +5000
Matt Rhule +7500
Mike Gundy +7500
James Franklin +7500
Kliff Kingsbury +10000
Gary Patterson +10000
Bob Stoops +20000
Bobby Petrino +20000
Tony Romo +25000
Bill Cowher +25000
Jimmie Johnson +50000
Barry Switzer +50000
Ron James +50000
Jerry Jones +50000
Field (Any Other Coach) +150

There are six men listed with odds of less than +2000 led by New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels at odds of +250. You may remember that McDaniels backed out of becoming the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts in the offseason and returned to the Patriots. Perhaps he could be tempted by the chance to coach the Cowboys, but it seems more likely he is going to wait until after Tom Brady retires to leave New England.

Sean Payton has the next shortest odds at +300, but unless the Saints totally collapse and Drew Brees decides to retire it is hard to see Payton leaving New Orleans and going to Dallas. And keep in mind that Payton signed a five-year extension for more than $40 million in 2016.

John DeFilippo is the offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings and he would make more sense than either of the first two men and could have some value at odds of +500. The Vikings are having a good offensive season and DeFilippo should be in high demand, as he has done some good work in the past with quarterbacks like Carson Wentz and Kirk Cousins.

It is hard to fathom how Garrett could return to the Cowboys next season, but that could have been said in previous years and Jones brought him back. It is almost inconceivable that Garrett still has the job, as the Cowboys have had two good seasons in his ten years. There does not seem to be much value in taking Garrett at odds of +600.

George Edwards is listed with odds of +1000. He is the defensive coordinator of the Vikings. Edwards may have had more appeal last season when the Minnesota defense was near the top of the league. The Minnesota defense has not been as good this season and I think Edwards is overvalued at these odds.

Dave Toub is an assistant coach with the Kansas City Chiefs and any coach on the staff of the Chiefs has to be given some attention considering how well the Chiefs are playing this season.

All of the other men on the list have odds of +2000 or greater including some football head coaches including Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh, Washington’s Chris Petersen, Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley and Purdue’s Jeff Brohm. Of those coaches, Lincoln Riley could be the one who has the most value at odds of +2500. The Sooners have a high-powered offense and Riley would hold some appeal considering Dallas has struggled on offense in recent seasons.

Check out the latest odds available at BetDSI.