Lions Vs Cowboys – Predicting The Final Score In the NFC Wild Card MatchupNoah Williams
Tony Romy, DeMarco Murray, Dez Bryant and the high-octane Dallas Cowboys will host Matthew Stafford, Megatron, Reggie Bush and the Detroit Lions in the last of the four Wild Card games.
The Cowboys shady 4-4 home record and 2 consecutive losses to the Lions will have Dallas looking for redemption. Both teams are on opposite paths, as the Cowboys are arguably the hottest team in the NFL with Romo and Murray playing at MVP levels and the Lions are still struggling to get on the same page on both sides fo the ball.
— PFTonNBCSN (@PFTonNBCSN) December 31, 2014
Matchup: Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys
Date: Jan. 4, 2015
Start Time: 4:40 p.m. ET
Location: Arlington, Texas
Stadium: AT&T Stadium
TV Info: FOX
Radio: Detroit Vs Dallas
Point Spread: Cowboys -7
Game Total: 49
Analyzing My Lions Vs Cowboys NFC Wild Card Final Score Prediction
Detroit will win this NFC Wild Card matchup if
Stop DeMarco Murray and force Tony Romo into a bad day at the office!
Murray had a monster season in setting a new franchise record for rushing yards in a single season, but in two of the Cowboys’ four losses this season, the powerful running back was held to less than 100 yards.
If Detroit can get after Tony Romo and pressure the oft-embattled veteran quarterback, then they’ll have a much better chance of pulling off the upset, particularly seeing as how Romo tossed multiple interceptions in two of the three Dallas losses he started during the regular season.
— SundayNight Football (@SNFonNBC) January 2, 2015
Romo tossed one touchdown pass and five picks in a pair of losses to Philly and San Franciso this season and he hasn’t totally shaken off the perception that he crumbles under pressure, though he threw just nine interceptions on the season against a fantastic 34 TD passes.
Dallas will win this NFC Wild Card matchup if
Stop Matthew Stafford, ‘Megatron’ Johnson and Golden Tate from torching them!
When these NFC rivals played last season at Ford Field, Dallas idiotically chose to stick just one man on Calvin ‘Megatron’ Johnson and poor Brandon Carr (mostly) got torched – and embarrassed – like I haven’t seen in ages.
Johnson racked up a mind-boggling 14 catches for 329 yards and one touchdown in Detroit’s thrilling 31-30 win while Matt Stafford completed 33 of 48 passes for 488 yards with just the one TD strike to Johnson.
Including playoffs, Lions QB Matthew Stafford is 0-17 in road games vs teams that finished season over .500 pic.twitter.com/JjtDGGNoxa
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) January 2, 2015
Stopping the Lions aerial attack is of utmost importance for the Cowboys but that could be even tougher now with the Lions acquiring another top notch wide receiver this offseason in former Seattle Seahawks star Golden Tate.
Tate caught 99 balls for 1,331 yards and four touchdowns while Johnson caught 71 passes for 1,077 yards with eight touchdowns in 13 games.
Who will win this NFC Wild Card matchup?
I’m going to keep this pick simple and to the point by saying that I like Dallas to win this contest at home, but I’m backing Detroit to show up and cover the spread with a really solid effort for no-nonsense head coach Jim Caldwell.
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) January 1, 2015
Only 4.8 points separate these teams as far as scoring differential is concerned and I believe these teams are about as evenly matched as their SU records indicate. I know Detroit is 8-20-1 ATS in its last 29 road games, but the Underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings between these longtime NFC foes.