The Dallas Cowboys are slight underdogs (+3.5) to the San Francisco 49ers. For the second year in a row, they take on Kyle Shanahan’s team that features a tough defensive front and one of the best and schematically genius offenses in the league.
It’s no wonder so many people are picking against the Cowboys. Again.
Despite one of the best performances from QB Dak Prescott, much of the belief is on the home team to advance. Believing the defense will be too much. But is this same defense so impenetrable for the Cowboys?
NFL Analyst Kay Adams of the Up & Adams Show spoke on this matchup and how the Cowboys compare. Believing they have what’s needed to come away with the win.
Adams’ biggest reason? The 49ers struggling secondary against mostly below average quarterbacks.
Quarterbacks like Taylor Heinicke, Jarrett Stidham, David Blough and Geno Smith in the near timeframe. Giving up almost a 300 yards per game average to the group.
Can Dak Prescott and the offense take advantage of the weak link in the Niners defene?Similar to how Seattle did?
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If the passing offense plays as they did last weekend, the rest is on the defense. Adams does not explicitly state that the Dallas Cowboys will upset but have what’s necessary to take advantage of an area of struggle with SF.
Assuming the 49ers don’t take away the run game early by getting out to a big lead and forcing the Cowboys to be one-dimensional, this is likely to be another close game.
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