Dallas Cowboys vs. Tennessee Titans - 5/17/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Tennessee Titans at Dallas Cowboys
Madden20 Sim: Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm
The Line: Dallas Cowboys -3 -- Over/Under: 45
The Tennessee Titans and Dallas Cowboys meet Sunday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Tennessee Titans have four players ranked 86 overall or better in safety Kevin Byard, running back Derrick Henry, cornerback Logan Ryan and tight end Delanie Walker. Just like in real life, the Titans are a physical team in the trenches and rely on a power running game behind the highly rated offensive linemen Rodger Saffold and Taylor Lewan. If the opposing defense doesn’t have a strong front seven, the Titans are going to control the clock and run the ball to victory. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill comes in at 80 rating overall and is a solid 81 speed rating and 86 acceleration rating, so he can make plays with his legs and give the defense something else to think about. The Tennessee Titans may not be the sexiest team in Madden, but they have an identity and are extremely good at the style they bring to the field.
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.
The Tennessee Titans are a team I like to get behind a lot because they have an identity that's easy for the computer to follow and their physicality in the trenches plays a big role in these simulations. The issue here is that the Dallas Cowboys have more talent at key positions and have the ability to strike early and often on the offensive side. If the Dallas Cowboys get up big at any point in this game it's going to be tough for the Titans to respond. If we were getting a few more points I'd be on the other side, but...
I'll lay the field goal with the Cowboys.