The Dallas Cowboys face the San Francisco 49ers in a Divisional Spherical playoff sport on Sunday. This sport is a re-match of final 12 months’s Wild Card sport that the 49ers received 23-17. This 12 months, it’s the Cowboys who must go on the highway, and partially due to that, they’re 4-point underdogs according to DraftKings Sportsbook.
It is a sport between two evenly matched franchises. Each the Cowboys and 49ers have robust defenses and offenses that may rating in bunches. The 49ers are the most popular crew within the NFL with an 11-game successful streak whereas the Cowboys reclaimed their swagger with a beatdown of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers within the Wild Card Spherical.
It’s a tough name who to choose on this sport. We surveyed a number of NFL specialists across the web for opinions on the sport, and even they’re cut up on who will win.
The 49ers beat the Cowboys at their place in final 12 months’s playoffs, so this might be an opportunity for the Cowboys to even issues up. Dallas beat Tampa Bay on Monday night time, so that is one other highway sport on a brief week, which is able to problem them. The 49ers will even have an additional day of relaxation since they performed final Saturday. However the Cowboys appeared to seek out their offense towards the Bucs, particularly Dak Prescott. The 49ers have a greater protection than Tampa Bay, however the Dallas offense will be capable to transfer the ball. For the 49ers, it’s going to come right down to Brock Purdy towards the Dallas strain. Purdy has been excellent since taking up because the starter with 5 video games left within the common season. He performed nicely in beating the Seahawks final week, however this would be the finest protection he has confronted. The Dallas go rush will be disruptive, which I believe occurs right here. Prescott will get the higher of it between the 2 quarterbacks on this one as Dallas pulls off the upset.
Decide: Cowboys 27, 49ers 26
A choose for the Cowboys. Any Cowboys win is a canopy of the unfold. One of many keys everyone seems to be pointing to is the Cowboys go rush versus Brock Purdy. The 49ers rookie has been excellent, however the Cowboys hope to warmth him up with the go rush and drive the inexperienced signal-caller into errors.
Lorenzo Reyes: 49ers 31, Cowboys 23
The Niners appear to be one of the crucial well-rounded, balanced groups within the playoff area. Kyle Shanahan devised a scheme that has allowed Purdy to shine. And whereas the Cowboys shook out of a current hunch within the wild-card spherical, the 49ers’ protection is elite at each stage and may give the Cowboys matches.
A choose for the 49ers, and this highlights one of many strengths, their protection. Dak Prescott and his offensive line should remedy that riddle to ensure that the Cowboys offense to get right into a rhythm.
Dallas is sweet and has been for a lot of the season. An excessive amount of consideration was paid to the Cowboys’ Week 18 loss to the Washington Commanders. That didn’t erase the remainder of a formidable common season. Dallas is a 3.5-point underdog vs. the 49ers and I’ll take the Cowboys. They’ve the power to tug off the upset and advance to the NFC championship sport. The 49ers have been superb, and we’ve heard so much about it. The Cowboys have been actually good too, and someway that has been ignored.
A Cowboys choose.
The 49ers and Cowboys have been the one groups to take pleasure in blowout victories within the wild-card spherical, with San Francisco delivering house and Dallas doing it on the highway. Brock Purdy and Dak Prescott are the most popular QBs going into the divisional spherical. Nick Bosa and Micah Parsons additionally have been respective leaders of nasty defensive performances.
The 49ers are using an 11-game successful streak and have the better depth and variety of offensive weapons round Purdy. Additionally they have a key home-field and relaxation benefit. Christian McCaffrey and the working sport give San Francisco the sting, to the purpose of taking comfy management within the fourth quarter.
Decide: 49ers win 31-24 and canopy the unfold.
A 49ers choose.
That is what we’re seeing in all places. There doesn’t appear to be an enormous consensus on one facet or the opposite.
Among the BTB employees ahs been selecting video games all 12 months utilizing Tallysight. Beneath are the picks for the Divisional Spherical, plus rating predictions to see who ought to cowl and who shouldn’t.
Jaguars vs Chiefs: The Jags are story, and a crew for the long run, however Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs are a crew for now. Chiefs 34 – Jags 17
Giants vs Eagles: The Giants will give the Eagles scare, however ultimately the Eagles’ proficient roster wins out. Eagles 31 – Giants 24
Bengals vs Buffalo: The Bengals simply have so many accidents alongside the offensive line that the Payments will reap the benefits of. Payments 27 – Bengals 17
Cowboys vs 49ers: The Cowboys turned it on when the playoffs arrived. Brock Purdy’s run has been magnificent, however he has to lose someday. Now could be the time. Cowboys 29 – 49ers 27
Jaguars vs Chiefs: The magical run for Jacksonville involves a halt towards the AFC’s high seed as KC runs away 34-19.
Giants vs Eagles: It’s going to be shut, I believe, however Philly winds up having an excessive amount of and wins 27-23.
Bengals vs Buffalo: The Payments are simply too good on this one, and get a 33-24 win.
Cowboys vs 49ers: OK, I’m a believer. Primarily based on the weirdness with Maher, it’s pedal to the steel, together with some McCarthy daring on fourth downs, and the Cowboys pull this one out 34-28 to advance.
Jaguars at Chiefs: This ought to be a extremely entertaining shootout between two actually proficient quarterbacks, however Patrick Mahomes is simply that a lot better. Chiefs win 37-35
Giants at Eagles: The Giants have been a pleasant shock this 12 months, however they have been beat fairly soundly by Philadelphia each occasions this 12 months. I don’t assume this might be all that shut, and the Eagles win one thing like 31-13
Bengals at Payments: Each of those groups barely scraped by divisional foes with backup QBs final week, so this might be fascinating. Neither crew has misplaced since earlier than Thanksgiving, however I don’t belief the Bengals’ OL in spite of everything their accidents. Payments win 35-31
Cowboys at 49ers: Brock Purdy hasn’t confronted a protection anyplace close to pretty much as good as Dallas, and the 49ers basically have confronted a fairly mushy schedule. The Cowboys, alternatively, have beat a number of good groups all year long, and I believe they add one other one to the listing this week. Cowboys win 27-20
Jaguars at Chiefs: Andy Reid is just too good off of a bye week to wager towards. Trevor Lawrence and the Jags get off to a scorching begin however Mahomes and firm are merely an excessive amount of to deal with. Kansas Metropolis wins, 30-20.
Giants at Eagles: Jalen Hurts’ incapacity to be as a lot of a risk on the bottom as a consequence of damage performs a giant issue on this sport. The Giants play nicely and maintain this one shut, however Philly prevails ultimately. Philadelphia wins, 26-20.
Bengals at Payments: That is the sport of the weekend as Burrow and Allen duel in a shootout. The Payments get the ball final and it proves to be the deciding issue within the sport. Buffalo wins, 30-28.
Cowboys at 49ers: I actually hope I’m mistaken about this prediction, however that is going to be a really difficult sport for the Cowboys. San Francisco’s offense goes to trigger many extra issues for Dallas’ protection than the Bucs did, and that ultimately would be the purpose they lose the sport. This one stays shut till the fourth quarter when the 49ers’ floor sport helps them draw back. San Francisco wins, 27-17
Jags at Chiefs: As enjoyable because the Jaguars story is the truth is that the Chiefs are the Chiefs. Andy Reid is unbelievable off of the bye as has been famous and I don’t see how that stops this 12 months. Give me Kansas Metropolis, 31-19.
Giants at Eagles: Clearly we’re all to see what a presumably absolutely wholesome Jalen Hurts appears to be like like. Assuming it’s something like what we final noticed then even these plucky New York Giants don’t stand a lot of an opportunity. It’s the Divisional Weekend and that is the one Divisional matchup so I ponder whether it is shut, I’ll take the Eagles 30-28.
Bengals at Payments: Josh Allen is one among my favourite gamers however he’s so risky with the ball in his arms. This in fact signifies that fantastic issues can occur however it additionally signifies that horrible issues are a risk as nicely. The Bengals look like the extra regular crew and I believe that wins out. I’ll take Cincinnati 34-30.
Cowboys at 49ers: I’m not above saying that I’m emotionally compromised, all of us are. I need so badly like all of us do for the Cowboys to win this sport. They’re definitely able to doing so and in the event that they did we’d actually expertise one thing like we by no means have earlier than. Give me Dallas, 27-24.
The Jaguars have exceeded all expectations and have had a miraculous season, nonetheless, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense is simply to explosive for them to maintain tempo with. KC, 34-23.
The Eagles dealt with the Giants comparatively simple twice throughout the common season and shouldn’t have a lot of an issue doing so as soon as once more within the Divisional Spherical. Eagles, 31-17.
This sport shapes as much as be a shootout between Josh Allen and Joe Burrow. Sadly, the Bengals OL accidents is a major concern and places Burrow at a drawback on this matchup. Payments, 37, 34
Make no mistake, this can be a revenge sport for the Cowboys. I believe they will do exactly sufficient each offensively and defensively to earn their second playoff victory on the highway. Cowboys, 23-20