Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys - 5/2/20 Madden 20 Sim NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks
Madden 20 NFL Sim: Saturday May 2, 2020 at 10:00 pm
The Line: Dallas Cowboys -2.5 -- O/U: 58.5
The Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks meet in a Madden 20 NFL simulation game on Saturday night.
The Dallas Cowboys will look to build on back-to-back sim wins after a 41-24 win over New Orleans in their last game. Ezekiel Elliott leads the Cowboys’ offense, rated 93 overall at starting running back with 90 speed, 91 acceleration and 95 agility while Amari Cooper leads the Cowboys’ receivers at 91 overall with 92 speed, 96 agility and 89 catching. Dak Prescott has an 81 overall rating at starting QB with 87 throwing power and 88 short pass accuracy. The Cowboys also have some girth on their offensive line, with Zack Martin boasting a team-high 97 overall rating while Tyron Smith is at left tackle at 91 overall. On the defense, Byron Jones and Demarcus Lawrence lead the Cowboys’ D, each at 88 overall apiece, with Lawrence owning a 93 finesse move rating, 89 power move and 88 block shedding rating while Jones has 92 speed, 94 acceleration and 96 agility to go along with an 84 man coverage rating and 90 zone coverage rating in the Dallas secondary.
The Seattle Seahawks will look to build on back-to-back sim wins after a 13-10 win over Arizona last time out. Russell Wilson leads the Seahawks on offense with a strong 97 overall rating with 86 speed, 90 acceleration and 93 agility as well as 91 throwing power and 93 short pass accuracy, 94 medium pass accuracy and 96 deep pass accuracy. Tyler Lockett is Seattle’s top wideout with an 88 overall rating including 93 catching, 93 speed, 92 acceleration and 97 agility while Chris Carson also has an 86 rating in the Seahawks’ backfield with 88 speed, 89 acceleration and 91 stiff arm. On D, Bobby Wagner is Seattle’s best defender with a 98 overall rating, with 96 tackling, 90 impact blocking, 98 power, as well as high-90s attribute ratings in pursuit and play recognition. Jadeveon Clowney is right behind on the defensive line at 88 overall with 95 pursuit, 91 play recognition, 87 speed and 90 acceleration.
I completely understand the Cowboys being favored after their last couple of wins, but these sims don’t take momentum into consideration, and while it’s impressive, We’ve seen enough of a solid sample size with Seattle, and a positive one at that, to suggest that points with the Seahawks hold value, even in a simulation game. I wouldn’t be surprised either way, but the Seahawks have been too good to me in these sim games to pass up points here. I’ll take Seattle and the points in a game I think Seattle wins outright.