Decades have passed since the early-1990s playoff battles between Troy Aikman and the Dallas Cowboys against the Steve Young-led San Francisco 49ers, but the two teams will meet again in one of the top matchups in Sunday’s 2022 NFL Wild Card Weekend games. Dallas cinched the NFC East the day after Christmas to punch its ticket to the NFL playoff bracket, but San Francisco needed a memorable overtime win against the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday to secure its spot. Dallas won the last meeting between the two sides at home in 2020, 41-33, without the services of quarterback Dak Prescott, who will be on the field on Sunday after his five-touchdown performance in Week 18. You can stream the game on Paramount+.
Kickoff from AT&T Stadium is set for at 4:30 p.m. ET, where the Cowboys are 5-3 against the spread this season. Dallas is favored by three points in the latest Cowboys vs. 49ers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is 51. Sunday’s matchup can be seen live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Cowboys vs. 49ers
- 49ers vs. Cowboys date: Sunday, Jan. 16
- 49ers vs. Cowboys time: 4:30 p.m. ET
- 49ers vs. Cowboys TV channel: CBS
- 49ers vs. Cowboys live stream: Paramount+
Wild Card NFL picks for 49ers vs. Cowboys
Before you tune in to Sunday’s Cowboys vs. 49ers game, you need to see the NFL picks from SportsLine’s advanced computer model. The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,400 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters the 2021 NFL playoffs on an incredible 136-97 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.
The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
For 49ers vs. Cowboys, the model is backing San Francisco to cover the spread on the road. The 49ers are 5-4 against the spread as visitors this season and 2-1 as underdogs across all games. While Prescott was as impressive as he’s been all season in last week’s win against Philadelphia, the 49ers should be riding high after their emotional, come-from behind overtime win against the Rams to sneak into the postseason. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo removed all doubt about his effectiveness while playing with a hurt thumb last Sunday, with 316 yards passing and two very sharp two-minute drills to end both halves of play.
The SportsLine model predicts Garoppolo will throw for nearly 260 yards again with a strong chance to throw two touchdown passes. Top tight end George Kittle is projected to be on the receiving end of 69 of those passing yards, and even though it isn’t likely to be enough to win, San Francisco stays within a field goal of Dallas in around half of all simulations.
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