Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans - 6/20/20 Madden 20 Sim NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans - 6/20/20 Madden 20 Sim NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans at Dallas Cowboys

Madden 20 NFL Sim: Saturday June 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm

The Line: Dallas Cowboys -5.5 -- O/U: 57

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The Houston Texans and the Dallas Cowboys meet in a Madden 20 NFL simulation game on Saturday night.

The Houston Texans will look to build off of a 26-13 win over the New York Jets in their last matchup. DeAndre Hopkins leads Houston, rated 98 overall with 98 catching as well as 99 marks in catching in traffic, spectacular catch, release and jumping with 92 speed, 93 acceleration and 92 agility. Deshaun Watson is rated at 86 overall at starting quarterback with 88 acceleration, 84 speed and 89 throw power while Lamar Miller is close behind at 84 overall in the Houston backfield with 91 carrying, 89 juke, 92 speed, 91 agility and 91 acceleration. On defense, J.J. Watt leads at 97 overall with 97 strength, 94 impact blocking, 97 tackling, 93 finesse move and 94 power move. D.J. Reader and Justin Reid also come in at 84 overall for Houston’s defense with Reader on the defensive line and Reid in the secondary.

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The Dallas Cowboys will try to bounce back from a 61-38 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in their last sim appearance. Zeke Elliott leads the Dallas offense, rated 93 overall at running back with 90 speed, 91 acceleration and 95 agility while Amari Cooper leads the Cowboys’ receiving group at 91 overall with 92 speed, 96 agility and 89 catching. Dak Prescott has an 81 overall rating as starting QB with 87 throwing power and 88 short pass accuracy. The Cowboys also have some size on their offensive line, with Zack Martin owning a team-high 97 overall rating while Tyron Smith is at left tackle at 91 overall. On the D, 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 Texans got a win and cover against the Jets in their last sim game, but that doesn’t change the fact that the Texans have struggled to get the job done more often than not as of late. Dallas has had their ups and downs in their own right, but we’ve seen the Cowboys put up points in bunches as of late and Dallas already beat the Texans in a sim by a score of 29-11 last month. I think we see more of the same here, so I’ll lay the points with Dallas in this one.

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Chris’s Pick Dallas -5.5

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