Denver Broncos vs. Dallas Cowboys - 6/17/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Denver Broncos vs. Dallas Cowboys - 6/17/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys vs. Denver Broncos

Madden20 Sim: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm

The Line: Denver Broncos +8.5 -- Over/Under: 43.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos meet Wednesday afternoon in a Madden20 NFL 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 Denver Broncos have an old school feel to their playing style, as they’re going to rely on their defense and ground game to produce victories. Linebacker Von Miller is the Broncos highest rated player at 96 and cornerback Chris Harris is the second highest rated player with a 90 overall. Running back Phillip Lindsay is the Broncos highest rated offensive player at an 85, and he’s going to be the workhorse for Denver to keep things competitive. The concern with the Broncos is that quarterback Drew Lock doesn’t get much respect from the folks at Madden with his 68 rating overall, but he does have decent speed at 83 and could make some plays with his feet at times. The Denver Broncos aren’t flashy, but they play disciplined ball and control the trenches, which could be key with the computer leading the way.

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The Dallas Cowboys are the more talented team here, especially on the offensive side of the ball with playmakers, but I'm not sure they're good enough to be laying these sort of numbers. The Denver Broncos are a solid team in simulation form, as they rush the passer well and can do just enough on the offensive side to hang around. The Broncos are a stingy team on both sides of the ball and don't go away easily. 

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Randy’s Pick Denver Broncos +8.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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