The Cowboys are a +3.5 point away underdogs and are coming off a 38-3 home win over the Patriots. San Francisco improved to 4-0 after defeating Arizona 35-16 at Levi’s Stadium.
Can the Cowboys pull off the upset? Find out with our free picks and predictions for Sunday night’s Cowboys vs. 49ers NFC clash on Sunday, October 8.
Cowboys Clobber Patriots
Dallas enters this matchup in fine form after blasting the Patriots last weekend. The Cowboys defense led the way with a defensive TD while recovering two fumbles. Cowboys QB Dak Prescott threw for 261 yards and teamed up with wideout CeeDee Lamb on a 20-yard scoring strike for his only passing TD on the day.
On the season, Dallas is 11th in total offensive yards, but they are 4th in scoring thanks to a robust defense with a pair of pick-sixes this season. Prescott has thrown for 908 yards with four TDs and a pick. RB Tony Pollard is 4th in the league in rushing yards, and Lamb is 12th in receiving yards.
Defensively, the Cowboys allow the second-fewest yards this season. Dallas allows the 2nd fewest passing and 16th most rushing yards, and the unit leads the NFL in points allowed per game. Dallas has the 5th most sacks per game and 2nd in interceptions.
49ers Dominate Arizona
San Francisco RB Christian McCaffrey scampered for three TDs and hauled in a TD pass to lead the 49ers to a 35-16 home win over NFC West rival Arizona. The victory improves the 49ers’ record to 4-0 to set up Sunday night’s NFC showdown.
The 49ers are 2nd in total offense while scoring the 3rd most points per game this season. San Francisco QB Brock Purdy is 8th in passing yards and has thrown for over 1000 yards with five scoring strikes without an interception. McCaffrey leads the NFL in rushing yards and TDs, and WRs Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel have combined for 567 yards with three TDs.
The ‘Niners’ defense is 5th in total yards allowed while surrendering the 3rd fewest amount of points in the NFL. San Francisco yields the 17th most passing yards and is third in rushing yards allowed. The 49ers are 22nd in sacks per game and 6th in interceptions.
Cowboys vs. 49ers Best Bet for Sunday Night Football
Note: Remember that Texas sports betting is illegal, these picks are for entertainment purposes only.
The 45-point total is difficult because it sits directly on a key number, and our best bet is Under 45 (-110) at DraftKings.
The last couple of meetings between the two groups were playoff games ending Under the total. Despite the numerous skill players from each offense, we also have two stout defenses featured here, and these respective units will get their stops because they have stopped almost everyone they’ve faced.
Dallas has the better defense, while San Francisco has the better offense. The 49ers should win this game, but neither offense will do much against their opponents, and this game ends Under 45 (-110) at DraftKings.
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