San Francisco 49ers vs. Dallas Cowboys - 6/6/20 Madden20 NFL Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-06-06 16:00:00 EDT
The Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers 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 San Francisco 49ers have 10 different players who are ranked 85 overall or better. Tight end George Kittle leads the charge with a 97 overall rating and cornerback Richard Sherman has a 94 overall rating. Defensive end Nick Bosa, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and left tackle Joe Staley all have 89 ratings. The San Francisco 49ers are obviously one of the more balanced and highest rated teams in the game and have very little weakness. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has an 84 rating and an above-average acceleration to avoid pressure. On either side of the ball, you have to like the 49ers to show up and put together a consistent performance no matter who they play.
Cleary the oddsmakers know something I don’t when making the Dallas Cowboys the favorites here, but I have a thing where I rarely turn down free points with the better team. That’s in real life or in the virtual world. The San Francisco 49ers are the better team in this game and arguably the best team in the game overall when you consider they have 10 players ranked at least 85 overall. The depth with the 49ers is unreal.
Based on the value, give me the 49ers and the free field goal.