Dallas, TX – The Dallas Cowboys have climbed their way back to the playoffs to battle it out amongst the top NFC teams.

They will have to make it past the versatile San Francisco 49ers who are coming off a comeback 27-24 win.

The Cowboys have to be feeling good after dominating the Philadelphia Eagles in a 51-26 win on Saturday.

Both teams have history dating back to the 90s and will meet Sunday for the first time in two decades.

Each team has its share of skilled players who have helped their respective team win games throughout the season.

We are in for a wild, fun matchup that may feature a ton of splash plays all over the field.

Let’s break down two players who can become the x-factors for the Cowboys on Sunday afternoon’s matchup.

Micah Parsons

The upcoming Defensive Rookie of the Year will be looking to continue his great play as he is set to make his playoff debut.

Even though he sat out in week 18 against the Eagles, Micah Parsons will be focused more than he ever has in his football career.

When Parsons is on the field, the defense can play sound and aggressive football, which has helped Dallas become to #1 team in takeaways.

Dan Quinn was able to use him as a chess piece and move him all over the field to create mismatches has paid dividends for a Cowboys defense that was ranked 31st last season to now top 7.

Parsons’s speed and athleticism have allowed the rest of the defense to play faster and brought out the best in each player.

Micah will most likely be responsible for covering plays sideline to sideline against WR Deebo Samuel and TE George Kittle.

Both players have been a nightmare for defenses in the middle of the field, but Parsons is the man who can counter their attacks.

Dallas will need Parsons to be at his best as the 49ers’ offensive attack will be a lot to handle.

Look for Parsons to be an x-factor for the Cowboys to be victorious and move onto the divisional round.

Tony Pollard

The player who can take it to the house (When Kellen Moore finally gives him the ball) is Tony Pollard

Pollard is easily the Cowboys’ most dynamic weapon with his speed and catching ability each time he touches the ball.

Moore has finally decided to use Pollard’s skill set in his third year which has made Dallas a lethal offense.

The 49ers have Deebo Samuel who is their big-time playmaker similar to how Pollard is for Dallas.

Pollard has been used as a running back but can spread out wide as a receiver.

Moore will need to be creative with Pollard as Michael Gallup will be out due to an ACL injury.

Bottom Line

This will be an exciting matchup as both teams run the ball well and can get after the quarterback.

Whoever can make the less amount of mistakes will walk away with a win, hopefully, it will be Dallas.

 

 

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