Cowboys vs 49ers Betting Odds: Star Pass Rushers Could Steal the Show

After Dominating Tampa Bay, Dallas Heads West to Face the 49ers

San Francisco & Dallas Meet in Postseason for Second Straight Season

In the mid 1990s, a trip to the Super Bowl was at stake when the Cowboys and 49ers met in the postseason. Now they meet with a spot in the NFC championship game on the line. The Cowboys vs 49ers betting odds favors host San Francisco.

Who would have thought that a Dallas Cowboys franchise that has been underachieving in the postseason in recent years would have the easiest time among the six games played in the wild-card round.

Dallas was fourth in the NFL scores during the regular season. The Cowboys were fourth in the league in points scored in the third quarter and third in the fourth quarter. Dallas is third in sacks and second in fumbles.

San Francisco led the NFL in the fewest points and yards allowed during the regular season. The 49ers led the NFL in interceptions and have given up the second-fewest number of points in the fourth quarter. When looking at the NFL stats, the 49ers were fifth in the NFL in total offense during the regular NFL season with the Cowboys fourth in scoring offense.

With San Francisco’s Nick Bosa and Micah Parsons of Dallas, this game features two of the NFL’s elite pass rushers, so it will be worth watching to see if they can disrupt the offensive rhythm.

San Francisco and Dallas rank first and second in NFC championship game appearances with the winner of this game adding to that total.

The 49ers are trying to make it back-to-back trips to the NFC title game for the first time since the 2012 and 2013 seasons while Dallas hasn’t advanced to the NFC championship game since the 1995 season.

Dallas Cowboys (12-5) vs San Francisco 49ers (13-4)

Date & Time:
Location: Levi’s Stadium
Line: San Francisco -3.5
Streaming: Live Streaming Sports

Cowboys logo Dallas Cowboys Betting Analysis

No team has fallen short of expectations more frequently in recent years than the Dallas Cowboys. How will things play out for the Cowboys vs 49ers betting odds listing Dallas as the underdog?

Dallas was disruptive on defense in the win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, the 49ers’ line could provide more resistance than the Buccaneers did.

Dallas wasn’t thrilled at having a Monday night matchup and a short week while the host 49ers played at home on Saturday. The bigger concern should be on a San Francisco offense that put up 505 yards in a win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Dak Prescott had 11 interceptions in his last seven game during the regular season. There were no such issues against the Buccaneers with four touchdown passes and no interceptions. He also ran for a touchdown.

He will need to be on top of his game because the 49ers led the NFL with a +13 turnover margin during the regular season and followed that up with two takeaways against the Buccaneers including a rare red-zone interception against seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady.

49ers logo San Francisco 49ers Betting Analysis

Just in case people forgot how dynamic of a player Deebo Samuel can be, a reminder came in the playoff opener against Seattle when he caught six of nine targets for 133 yards with a 74-yard touchdown and added 32 yards on three catches.

He is just one of the reasons why the Cowboys vs 49ers betting odds favors San Francisco. Christian McCaffrey ran for 119 yards and had a TD catch while rookie quarterback Brock Purdy continued to impress with 332 passing yards, three touchdown passes, one more on the ground and 18.4 yards per completion.

Purdy is the third different starting quarterback for the 49ers this season after injuries to Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo.

The 49ers did have issues with Seattle receiver DK Metcalf (10 catches, 136 yards, two TDs) so Dallas will look to use CeeDee Lamb in a similar fashion.

Cowboys vs 49ers Head to Head

  • Dallas had won six of the last seven matchups before the 49ers won in the 2022 NFL playoffs.
  • The last time the teams met in San Francisco came in 2017 when the Cowboys won 40-10 as a six-point favorite.
  • Four of the last six games between the teams have been decided by eight points or less.
  • Eight of the last 11 games in the series finished over the total.

The teams meet in the playoffs for the second year in a row as the visiting 49ers won 23-17 as a 3.5-point underdog. That was the first postseason meeting in the series since three straight matchups from 1993-95. Dallas won the first two meetings and the 49ers took the last one.

NFL Injury Report Update for This Week:

  • Guard Matt Farniok (hamstring), cornerback Trayvon Mullen (illness) and offensive tackle Jason Peters (hip) are questionable for the Cowboys.
  • Receiver Jauan Jennings and cornerback Ambry Thomas are questionable for the 49ers.

Cowboys vs 49ers Betting Preview

  • San Francisco has won its last five playoff games when listed as a favorite and with 11 wins in a row, the 49ers are favored going into this NFL matchup.
  • It has been 10 years since the 49ers lost at home in the playoffs.
  • Dallas is 0-7 in the postseason as the underdog since 1995, although three of the last four losses came by eight points or less.
  • San Francisco has lost just once at home this season and when looking at the NFL against the spread numbers, has covered in eight of those 10 games. Dallas is 5-4 straight up and ATS on the road.
San Francisco went 5-1 against teams in the playoffs and Dallas was 5-3 against playoff squads during the regular season.

Both teams started fast in last week’s playoff action with the 49ers having a touchdown and two field goals in their win over Seattle

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