Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers will meet in the NFL Playoffs on Sunday afternoon. The hosts have been pretty confident lately, and they look forward to continuing in the same fashion. The away side searches for a successful post-season campaign, and they will try to proceed to the next round.
Dallas is full of confidence after a successful regular season, and they want to continue challenging the Lombardi trophy. They want to capitalize on the advantage of playing at the home ground and stay in the Super Bowl chase. On the other hand, San Francisco has improved its form lately, and they shouldn’t be underestimated.
Dallas Cowboys – Will they meet the expectations?
The Cowboys come from a very solid regular season, as they claimed the top spot in the NFC East with a 12-5 record. They won five times in the previous six rounds, which provides them with a lot of confidence ahead of this clash. Although the latest game against the Eagles wasn’t of any importance for the hosts, they were very confident. Dallas returned home with a 51-26 win, with Dak Prescott leading them to the victory by going 295 yards through the air and finding the end zone five times.
Dallas’s starting QB has passed for 4,449 yards in the regular season, with 37 touchdowns and ten interceptions. On the other hand, he has been sacked 30 times. Ezekiel Elliott leads the Cowboys’ ground game with 1,002 yards and ten scores, while Tony Pollard has gained 719 rushing yards and a pair of TDs. CeeDee Lamb is the team’s best receiver with 1,102 yards and six touchdown receptions, while Amari Cooper and Dalton Schultz have generated 800+ receiving yards each. On defense, Jayron Kearse has 101 total tackles, while Micah Parsons logged 13 sacks.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, Cedrick Wilson, Dalton Schultz, Ty Nsekhe, Terence Steele, Connor Williams, Tyler Biadasz, Zack Martin, La’el Collins
Expected Line-Up (Defense): DeMarcus Lawrence, Neville Gallimore, Carlos Watkins, Randy Gregory, Leighton Vander Esch, Luke Gifford, Micah Parsons, Anthony Brown, Donovan Wilson, Damontae Kazee, Trevon Diggs
Quarter Back: Dak Prescott
Kicker: Greg Zuerlein
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San Francisco 49ers – Can they thrive in the playoffs?
The 49ers had a slow start to the regular season, but they’ve made it to the playoffs. Although they finished third in the NFC West, a 10-7 record was enough to secure a place in the Lombardi trophy battles. Thanks to four wins in the previous five rounds, San Francisco claimed the spot in the post-season. Although they trailed 17-0 away to the Rams in the latest match, the Niners drove the game to overtime, securing an important 27-24 win. They gained 449 yards in the offense, with Jimmy Garoppolo throwing for 316 yards on 23-32 with a touchdown.
Jimmy G has gone 3,810 yards through the air so far, with 20 TDs and 12 picks, while the opponent defenders sacked him 29 times. Elijah Mitchell has gained 963 yards in the ground game for the Niners with five scores, while Deebo Samuel and Jeff Wilson Jr. have combined for 659 rushing yards, finding the end zone ten times. Deebo Samuel dominates San Francisco’s receiving department with 1,405 yards and six touchdown receptions, while George Kittle and Brandon Aiyuk have generated 820+ receiving yards. On the other hand, Fred Warner leads the defensive corps with 137 total tackles, while Nick Bosa has 15.5 sacks.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): JaMycal Hasty, Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, Jauan Jennings, George Kittle, Kyle Juszczyk, Colton McKivitz, Laken Tomlinson, Alex Mack, Daniel Brunskill, Tom Compton
Expected Line-Up (Defense): Arik Armstead, Kentavius Street, D.J. Jones, Nick Bosa, Marcell Harris, Fred Warner, Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles, Emmanuel Moseley, Jarrod Wilson, Jimmie Ward, Josh Norman
Quarter Back: Jimmy Garoppolo
Kicker: Robbie Gould
Expert Pick #1 – Dallas Cowboys -3 @-115
San Francisco is always tricky to play against in the playoffs, but I’m going to stab it on the Cowboys. They’ve been the best offensive team so far, while I’m not too confident in Jimmy G and his injured thumb. I’ll take Dallas ATS as my first pick here.
Expert Pick #2 – Over 51 @-110
The home side should dictate the tempo here, and although the Niners can provide a physical match, I anticipate at least 51 points in total. Dallas has been involved in many efficient games lately, and I’ll take the Over as the second bet.
Expert Pick #3 – Cowboys Over 29 @+115
The Cowboys are full of confidence, and I expect them to provide another powerful offensive performance. They scored 50+ points two times on the previous three occasions, and they should produce at least 29 in this match. The plus money odds are pretty attractive for this pick.