Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers NFL Divisional Round Pick – January 22

Historic rivals will face-off Sunday evening when the Dallas Cowboys head to San Francisco to take on Brock Purdy and the 49ers.

The Cowboys silenced all those who doubted them in a big way on Monday night, easily dismantling Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. Their secondary held strong despite injuries and personnel issues, and Dak Prescott finally played to his potential in a big spot. Going against a tough Niners’ defense however will represent a different task entirely, and we’ll see how Dallas again fares in a tough atmosphere.

For San Francisco, Brock Purdy continues to prove that he is capable of a starting role in the NFL. He’s been accurate on his throws, and along with great play-calling and support around him, Purdy has been able to thrive in limited action thus far. That said, he’s going to face a very elite pass rush on Sunday evening from the Cowboys, and this is something Purdy has yet to truly face in his limited time in the NFL.

For further insight on this battle between two of the game’s biggest rivals, keep on reading on beneath the posted odds for a full matchup preview, trends, and the latest information to help you make an informed decision for this playoff matchup between the Dallas Cowboys ans San Francisco 49ers.

Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers Live Odds & Betting History

Betting odds provided by BOVADA

SPREAD+4 (-110)-4 (-110)
TOTALOver 46.5 (-110)Under 46.5 (-110)
Overall Record13-514-4
ATS Record11-712-6
Home/Away Record5-49-1
Points Per Game27.327.8
Points Against Per Game19.916.9
Passing Yards Per Game221.8231.2
Rushing Yards Per Game134.2141.9

Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers Prediction

Though the Dallas Cowboys can be said to have very much limped into this year’s post-season, they reminded many about how elite they truly can be with an impressive showing on Monday night vs. the Bucs. In that game Dallas’ passing attack returned to form, something that hadn’t really occurred since Prescott returned from injury.

And though the Niners boast a very impressive defensive unit, they do have a bit of a weakness in their secondary, specifically with their corners. Countless times we have seen receivers absolutely torch them downfield, just as DK Metcalf managed to do last week. With Prescott and CeeDee Lamb once again making elite connections, Dallas can and should be able to move the football through the air on Sunday night.

And if that’s not working, Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard continue to work very well together. The Niners do tend to dominate opposing rushers, but the blend of power and speed from that tandem should serve as an impressive pace-changing option for Prescott when needed.

For the Niners on offense, it’ll be interesting to see how Brock Purdy reacts to some success, and very likely a lot of pressure from a ferocious Cowboys’ defensive front. George Kittle has emerged as one of Purdy’s top targets, though Dallas tends to shut down opposing tight ends incredibly well. With Kittle limited potentially, can Purdy make quick enough adjustments and reactions? It’s tough to say for certain, but the pressure rate of Dallas should prove problematic for the last pick of this past year’s draft.

Cowboys vs. 49ers Trends To Know:

  • 49ers are 9-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Road team is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
  • The underdog is 116-88 ATS in Cowboys games since 2010.
  • Cowboys are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game..

Though both teams have some positive trends entering Sunday evening, this is a lot of points for Brock Purdy having to win by margin against a red-hot Cowboys team. Dallas can trouble the Niners through the air, and Micah Parsons and the defensive pass rush that he oversees should absolutely overwhelm Brock Purdy, in what will likely be seen as his first real NFL test against a tough defense.

Our Pick
Cowboys +4
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