San Francisco 49ers at Dallas Cowboys
Madden20 Sim: Monday, April 27, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The Line: Dallas Cowboys -1.5 -- Over/Under: 46.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys meet Monday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
The San Francisco 49ers have 10 different players who are ranked 85 overall or better. Tight end George Kittle leads the charge with a 97 overall rating and cornerback Richard Sherman has a 94 overall rating. Defensive end Nick Bosa, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and left tackle Joe Staley all have 89 ratings. The San Francisco 49ers are obviously one of the more balanced and highest rated teams in the game and have very little weakness. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has an 84 rating and an above-average acceleration to avoid pressure. On either side of the ball, you have to like the 49ers to show up and put together a consistent performance no matter who they play.
The Dallas Cowboys have four players ranked 91 or better overall in running back Ezekiel Elliott, wide receiver Amari Cooper and offensive linemen Zack Martin and Tyron Smith. That makes for a strong running game and a difference maker on the outside. Quarterback Dan Prescott is rated 81 overall, but he has a decent speed rating of 83 and acceleration rating of 86, so he can hurt defenses with his feet. Speaking of the defense, the Cowboys have a shutdown corner in Byron Jones who has an 88 rating overall and a top tier pass rusher in DeMarcus Lawrence who also has an 88 rating overall and a 88 acceleration rating. The Dallas Cowboys are loaded with difference makers on both sides of the ball and have to be one of the more balanced teams in this years version of Madden.
These are two extremely talented teams in this game and you could argue the San Francisco 49ers are the better team getting free points, so that's where the bet should be leaning toward. However, we're not being asked to lay much with the Cowboys at home, and they have the offensive weapons and the depth to give this 49ers defense all it can handle. Just stay ahead of the chains and don't have Prescott make the big mistake, and the Cowboys should be able to get the job done in this contest.
I'll lay the small chalk with the Cowboys in this intriguing matchup.