Dallas Cowboys at Houston Texans
Madden20 Sim: Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm
The Line: Houston Texans +3 -- Over/Under: 47.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans meet Thursday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
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 Houston Texans have one of the best difference makers on both sides of the ball in wide receiver Deandre Hopkins (98 overall) and defensive end JJ Watt (97 overall). Both of those guys can takeover a game even in the virtual world and their awareness of 99 overall makes them reliable in games like this with the computer leading the way. The Texans also have a solid left tackle in Laremy Tunsil who is an 87 overall rating and a 91 awareness rating. Quarterback wise, the Texans have Deshaun Watson who has a 86 overall rating and an 88 acceleration rating, so he can kill defenses with his arm or legs. The x-factor for the Texans is wide receiver Will Fuller, who has a 95 speed rating and 93 acceleration rating, giving him the ability to take the top off a defense. Bottom line, the Texans are one of the more underrated teams in Madden20.
The Dallas Cowboys have more talent in this contest, but they're not a dominating force on the defensive side of the ball and can find themselves in dogfights. The Houston Texans are one of m favorite teams to play with in this game personally and that leads to a little bias in these simulation picks. The Houston Texans are a loaded squad on the offensive side and have a strong defensive line.
I want the Texans and the free field goal.