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NFL Betting Preview: Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers
October 8, 2023
Two of the best teams in the NFC this season will face each other on Sunday night in week 5 of the NFL season when the Dallas Cowboys travel to take on the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Will the 49ers remain undefeated or will the Cowboys get the win on the road? Let’s take a look at how these teams have fared this season.
The Dallas Cowboys enter this game with a record of 3-1 following a 38-3 win at home against the New England Patriots while covering the 6-point spread as a home favorite in week 4 of the NFL season. Dallas scored 38 points while compiling a total of 377 yards offensively which included 281 passing yards and 124 rushing yards while allowing 3 points and 253 total yards defensively which included 207 passing yards and 53 rushing yards. Dak Prescott led the team in passing, completing 28 of 34 attempts for 261 yards and a touchdown. Tony Pollard led the team in rushing with 11 carries for 47 yards while adding three receptions for 13 yards. Jake Ferguson led the team in receiving, catching all seven targets for 77 yards.
San Francisco enters this game with a record of 4-0 following a 35-16 win at home against the Arizona Cardinals while covering the 14.5-point spread as a home favorite in week 4 of the NFL season. The 49ers scored 35 points while compiling a total of 395 yards offensively which included 283 passing yards and 124 rushing yards while allowing 16 points and 362 total yards defensively which included 265 passing yards and 105 rushing yards. Brock Purdy led the team in passing, completing 20 of 21 attempts for 283 yards and a touchdown while rushing for a touchdown. Christian McCaffrey led the team in rushing with 20 carries for 106 yards and three touchdowns while adding seven receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown. Brandon Aiyuk led the team in receiving, catching all six targets for 148 yards.
BookMaker has the San Francisco 49ers listed as 3-point favorites at home against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night in week 5 of the NFL season. Dallas has won six of the last ten while San Francisco has won two of the last three matchups while going 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Cowboys are 3-1 ATS overall and 1-1 ATS on the road this season while the San Francisco 49ers are 3-1 ATS overall, 2-0 ATS at home, and 3-1 ATS as a favorite on the year.
San Francisco enters this game with a better record and has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three games. The 49ers are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. As a result, I am taking the San Francisco 49ers -3 at home against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night in week 5 of the NFL season.
Spooky Express Pick: San Francisco 49ers -3
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