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Dallas Cowboys vs San Francisco 49ers Spreads NFL Week 2 Picks

by Scott Burgess on Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Dallas Cowboys vs San Francisco 49ers Spreads NFL Week 2 Picks: The San Francisco 49ers host the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday Sept 18th, as the Cowboys try to rebound from their season opening loss to the Jets. The Cowboys won their last meeting 35-22, at home, back in 2008. NFL oddsmakers have the Cowboys as -3 point road favorites over the Niners with the over/under set at 42.5 points. Start your NFL Week 2 Picks off right by getting your bet on the latest Cowboys vs Niners Spreads available now.

Dallas (0-1) had a chance for a winning drive with 59 seconds left, but QB Tony Romo was intercepted on the first play by the Jets Darrelle Revis, which ended up giving the Jets the 24-27 win. Romo completed 23 of 36 passes for 342 yards with two touchdowns. Their defense allowed 17 straight unanswered points. Wednesday's practice session saw full participation from WR Miles Austin (knee), C Phil Costa(knee) and RT Tyron Smith(knee) and they are good to go. The Cowboys were forced to play part of the fourth quarter with their fourth and fifth cornerbacks – Alan Ball and Bryan McCann – along with three safeties on passing downs. Despite the missing pieces on defense the Cowboys have an arsenal of offensive weapons to attack the 49ers, and Tony Romo is looking sharp connecting with his receivers. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he anticipated that second-year wide receiver Dez Bryant would play Sunday. Bryant has been hampered by a thigh contusion. Bryant made three receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown against the Jets.

San Francisco (1-0) held just a two-point lead with less than four minutes left in the game. The Seahawks had scored the latest touchdown, but then the mistake of kicking to Ted Ginn Jr. happened. In less than a minute, Ginn had returned a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns, providing a comfort zone for the Niners. This definitely is the edge that the 49ers need to exploit coming into this matchup, especially because the Cowboys look stout against the run this year. San Francisco’s passing game struggled against the Seahawks, producing only 124 passing yards and no touchdowns, so they need to get better. The Niners defensive coordinator Vic Fangio showed against the Seahawks he is not afraid to let his defense loose and blitz.  With one game under their belt the 49ers defensive line and linebackers will be more confident playing in the defense.  Fangio will want to replicate the Jets last Sunday who blitzed Romo heavily and caused him to make mistakes.  The Niners secondary will be able to handle the Cowboys receivers as the front seven get to the quarterback.  Blitzing Romo often will increase the chances of him turning over the football as he forces passes on the run.

Recent Trends to Consider:
Over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
Home team is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
Underdog is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Cowboys are 5-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss.
Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
49ers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 2.
Cowboys are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite.
49ers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in September.

Dallas Cowboys vs San Francisco 49ers
When: Monday Sept 18th@4:05 PM ET
Pick: Niners +3

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The Bottom Line: Despite the missing pieces on defense the Cowboys have an arsenal of offensive weapons to attack the 49ers, and Tony Romo is looking sharp connecting with his receivers. Start the 2011 NFL season off right by getting your bet on the latest Dallas Cowboys vs San Francisco 49ers Spreads available now.

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