Dallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 5/12/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys
Madden20 Sim: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 8:00 pm
The Line: Dallas Cowboys -4.5 -- Over/Under: 45
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys meet Tuesday night in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are actually a respectable team in this video game, as they have two players ranked in the 90s in wide receiver Mike Evans and linebacker Lavonte David. The Bucs also have five other players ranked 85 overall or better, including defensive linemen Ndamukong Suh and Vita Vea. Quarterback Jameis Winston carries a 78 overall rating with a 81 acceleration rating, but his awareness rating is just 75, so like in real life, he’s prone to mistakes and turnovers. Still, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have some difference makers on both sides of the field and are far more loaded on defense than most people would expect. The Buccaneers have become that sneaky good team in Madden that people can win with if they know what they’re doing.
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.
I'm always hesitant when it comes to laying more than a field goal in these simulations, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a quarterback with a low awareness rating and you can often be disappointed when backing them. The Dallas Cowboys are probably more trustworthy in video game form than they are in real life, as the rated players usually don't underachieve. The Cowboys can score a great deal of points in this game and it's not a surprise when they run away with things at times.
I'll back the Cowboys to win this game by at least a touchdown.