Dallas Cowboys vs. Denver Broncos
Madden20 Sim: Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 6:00 pm
The Line: Denver Broncos +10 -- Over/Under: 44 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos meet Saturday 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.
The Dallas Cowboys are the better team here with more difference makers and they probably should win, but they're not a team that I put in the top tier in this version of Madden and that means I'm not thrilled about laying big chalk with them. The Denver Broncos aren't sexy and aren't going to light up the scoreboard, but they get after it defensively and play bully play with a power run game. The Broncos are going to muck it up and do just enough to hang around in most simulations.
I'll take the points with the Broncos.