The Dallas Cowboys are coming off a two loss streak against 4-2 teams. This week seems like a break as the 49ers at 0-6, but Dallas must be cautious.
The Dallas Cowboys have been competitive in back to back games before the bye week. Losing one possession games to the high-powered offenses of the Packers and Rams.
Week 7 brings a matchup against the 49ers who are winless thus far in 2017. Sitting at 0-6 San Francisco seems to be the opponent Dallas desperately needs to get back on track. The Cowboys must be careful this matchup doesn’t become the perfect trap game.
San Francisco has lost their last five games by three points or less and seem relentless against every opponent. The 49ers are young and talented filled with first round picks on defense including, DFW product, defensive tackle Solomon Thomas.
The Cowboys currently sit at 2-3, coming off a bye and looking to prove something they cannot underestimate the 49ers.
San Francisco will be starting rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard in hopes of stopping the free fall they are in. Beathard went in last week against Washington trying to create a spark for the 49ers. He finished the game with 245 yards passing, one touchdown and one interception.
Dallas shouldn’t have a problem containing Beathard and San Francisco’s offense. The Cowboys biggest challenge will be the defensive line that is loaded with talent, but after releasing All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman there isn’t much help past the line.
With arguably the best offensive line in the NFL, the Cowboys will have their work cut out for them but should handle business. Running back Ezekiel Elliott has the chance to have a huge game. My
prediction, Elliott goes for over 150 yards rushing and a touchdown.
Safety Eric Reid is the only household name in the 49ers defense and even his play has been suspect lately. Quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Dez Bryant should feast on this no-name secondary. My prediction, Prescott throws for over 250 and three touchdowns, while Bryant goes over 125 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
Just a few other predictions on defense to finish with:
The defense will take advantage of a young quarterback and force him into two interceptions. Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence will get back on pace for a record year and find his way to 2.5 sacks, as the defense will end up with five sacks total.
The Dallas Cowboys over-power the 49ers on both sides of the ball, but they cannot let that interfere with the task at hand. San Francisco can sneak their way into this game but as long as the Cowboys stick to their game plan they should leave Levi Stadium with a dominating win.