The NFL Playoffs continue with a Divisional Round matchup featuring an old-school NFL rivalry, as the Dallas Cowboys take on the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Not only should this be a great game, but for the bettors, there are a lot of exciting wagers to be made. To help you figure out what to bet on, we are here to give you the best Cowboys vs. 49ers player props and anytime touchdown scorers.
Last week, the 49ers trailed at halftime against their NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card round, but they went on to win, 41-23. Conversely, the Cowboys had no problems in their Wild Card matchup, as they throttled Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 31-14.
These teams met in the playoffs last season, with the 49ers knocking off the Cowboys in Dallas. With the NFC seemingly more wide open, this game could very well be one we look back at after the Super Bowl.
Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers Betting Lines & Odds.
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NFL · Sun (1/22) @ 6:40pm ET
|Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA|
San Francisco looks for their second-straight NFC Championship game appearance and third in the last four seasons. One could argue that they were the better team in last year’s NFC title game against the eventual Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams, but they couldn’t seal the deal.
Things are different this year with Brock Purdy at the helm, but different in a good way. Since Purdy took over the starting quarterback job for an injured Jimmy Garoppolo, the 49ers have won seven straight games, and the offense has been better, as both Purdy and Christian McCaffrey have been great mid-season additions.
Meanwhile, the 49ers may have a sour taste in their mouth because of how last season ended, but the Cowboys are looking for revenge after San Francisco knocked them out of the playoffs last season. Heading into this game, people are already declaring Dallas as the “same old Cowboys,” but they did snap an 0-7 run in road playoff games last week.
No matter how this game goes, this should be an exciting night of football, and if you follow our best Cowboys vs. 49ers prop bets, you may walk away from this game with a little extra cash in your pocket.
Best Props, Anytime Touchdown Scorer Bets For Cowboys vs. 49ers
Tony Pollard Under 46.5 Rushing Yards (-114, FanDuel)
Pollard has slowly started to take over the feature back role for the Cowboys from Ezekiel Elliott, but Dallas’ has an inconsistent running game. The offensive line, which has been one of the bright spots for the Cowboys the past few seasons, has started to fall apart, and they will be challenged against this San Francisco front seven.
On the season, the 49ers defense is ranked second in yards per rush (3.4), rushing yards per game (79.2), opponents’ rush play percentage (38.02%), and total yards per game (302.3). Part of their dominance on defense has to do with their defensive line, especially Nick Bosa, who could take home DPOY honors after leading the league in sacks.
San Francisco’s offense ranks second in average time of possession per game (31:54), which gives the defense more time to rest and gives the opponent fewer opportunities. While Dallas may have the more explosive offense, San Francisco will dink and dunk down the field at an alarmingly-effective rate, which could keep the ball out of the Cowboys’ hands.
San Francisco has held opposing running backs to under 85 yards rushing in nine of their last 10 games, which is well over Pollard’s set number, but Pollard has to share the backfield with Elliott, which will take away touches.
CeeDee Lamb Over 78.5 Receiving Yards (-117, Caesars)
This number feels insultingly too low for Lamb.
San Francisco has a great defense, but their secondary is a little shaky as they rank 22nd in opponents’ pass completion percentage (65.92%), 20th in total passing yards per game (223.2), and they are giving up 6.4 yards per pass.
Some of these stats can be skewed by the 49ers’ overall dominance to close out the season, which will cause opposing teams to pass more to try and get back in the game, which inflates these numbers. However, because San Francisco’s front seven is so good, teams have no choice but to pass the ball.
Dallas runs the ball more than they pass on average, but that has not stopped this offense from being one of the most lethal passing attacks in the NFL. The Cowboys pick up 6.8 yards per pass, and Lamb led the team in targets (156), receptions (107), yards (1,359), touchdowns (9), and YAC (486).
The 49ers have had some trouble against top-tier wide receivers this year, as D.K. Metcalf torched them for 136 yards in the Wild Card, Davante Adams went for 153 yards and two touchdowns in the penultimate game of the regular season, and Tyreek Hill put up 146 yards and a touchdown earlier in the regular season.
With Lamb blossoming into that “game-changing” type of playmaker that the 49ers have struggled to cover, he should easily surpass this number, especially if you believe San Francisco will win this game.
George Kittle Anytime Touchdown Scorer (+150, DraftKings)
Kittle had a pretty quiet game last week against the Seahawks, but he dominated down the stretch, scoring seven touchdowns in his final four games. Part of that is Purdy’s reliance on the superstar tight end, as he is one of the most targeted players since Purdy took over the starting job.
The other part is that Kittle is just THAT dude.
When you get an inexperienced quarterback such as Purdy, they tend to rely on their tight ends more as they are not trying to force the ball downfield. Luckily for Kyle Shanahan, Purdy immediately looked like a seasoned veteran, and the offense actually got better. While Dallas has given up the second-fewest touchdowns to tight ends this year, this bet is all about opportunity.
With Purdy running the show, Kittle scored seven of his 11 touchdowns on the season, averaging 5.8 targets per game. When Kittle gets at least six targets, he has put up eight touchdowns this year, and for his career, 25 of his 31 touchdowns have come in games where he has been targeted at least six times.