1. The Cowboys Maul the 49ers’ OLine and Rattle Brock Purdy
My previous prediction leads me to my final prediction, and it deals directly with 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy and the 49ers’ offensive line.
Since becoming the starter Purdy has been able to take his time in the pocket and has seldom needed to run for his life in a game. This week that all changes when the Cowboys take the field and lineup against him and this offensive line. An offensive line that has been pretty solid this season in passing blocking and run blocking, but they haven’t faced a defensive line like the Cowboys have.
The Cowboys on the other hand have faced off against a few tough offensive lines. One such offensive line would be the Eagles who are just as physical and mean as the 49ers’ offensive line. Dallas’ experience facing physical groups isn’t going to be new to them, while the 49ers on the other hand haven’t lined up against a group with this many pass rushers at their disposal.
They had an issue at times this season dealing with just one or two pass rushers and with the Cowboys’ ability to field three or more at a time depending on the situation they are going to put a lot of pressure on the 49ers’ offensive line and Purdy and by doing so get into the rookie quarterbacks head and throwing him off his game.