San Francisco 49ers vs. Dallas Cowboys - 5/20/20 Madden 20 Sim Classic NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers
Madden 20 NFL Sim: Wednesday May 20, 2020 at 10:00 pm
The Line: San Francisco 49ers PK -- O/U: 55.5
The Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers meet in a Madden 20 NFL Sim Classic matchup on Wednesday night.
The Dallas Cowboys come into this one with a 1-2 Sim Classic record after a 29-27 loss to Philadelphia in their last game. Ezekiel Elliott leads the Cowboys on offense, rated 93 overall at running back with 90 speed, 91 acceleration and 95 agility while Amari Cooper leads the receiving group for Dallas at 91 overall with 92 speed, 96 agility and 89 catching. Dak Prescott has an 81 overall rating as starting quarterback with 87 throwing power and 88 short pass accuracy. The Cowboys also have some girth on their offensive line, with Zack Martin sporting a team-high 97 overall rating while Tyron Smith is at left tackle at 91 overall. On the defensive end, Byron Jones and Demarcus Lawrence lead the Cowboys, 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 Cowboys’ secondary.
The San Francisco 49ers come in with a 3-0 Sim Classic record after a 26-20 win over Seattle last time out. George Kittle leads the San Francisco offense as a 97 overall rated tight end with 98 catching while Emmanuel Sanders comes in as the top wideout for the 49ers at 89 overall with 94 catching, 92 acceleration and 93 agility. Jimmy Garoppolo is starting at QB for the 49ers at 84 overall while Tevin Coleman is right behind at running back at 82 overall with 93 speed, 92 acceleration and 93 agility. On the Niners’ D, Richard Sherman leads the way at 94 overall at corner, with 99 awareness as well as 98 jumping, 90 man coverage and 99 zone coverage. Nick Bosa fronts the 49ers’ pass rush at 89 overall with 91 finesse move and 91 acceleration. The San Francisco defense also has four additional defenders with at least an 85 overall rating, including Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner, Dee Ford and Fred Warner
I get that Dallas has a solid roster with Elliott and Cooper leading the offense, but the Cowboys dropped two of three group stage games and had to rely on a tiebreaker to get to this spot. Not to mention a win over the Giants doesn’t do a whole lot for me. San Francisco went unbeaten through a decent NFC West, and getting the Niners in a pick ‘em here, feels like a gift, and one I’ll gladly accept. I’ll side with the 49ers in this pick ‘em spot.