January 12, 2022 3 min read


49ers vs Cowboys NFL Wild Card Odds, Time, and Prediction

The Dallas Cowboys are coming to the postseason after winning the NFC South and finishing in the #3 position in the conference. As a result, they now get to play on their turf in the Wild Card playoffs against the #6-ranked team. The team in question is the San Francisco 49ers, who got to the playoffs after beating the Los Angeles Rams in the final round of the regular season.

Eagles vs Buccaneers Odds (NFL Wild Card, 2022) 

All odds are per FanDuel as of January 12.


San Francisco 49ers+140
Dallas Cowboys-166


San Francisco 49ers +3-108
Dallas Cowboys -3-112


Over 50.5-110
Under 50.5-110

Where and When to Watch

  • Date: Sunday, January 16
  • Time: 4:30 PM EDT
  • Location: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX
  • Watch: CBS

Niners’ Defense Looking Good, Their Offense Not So Much

The Niners have a Top 10 defense, with just 21.5 points conceded per game on average. That’s not as good as the Cowboys’ defense – 18.9 points conceded on average – but is still impressive.

In fact, one may argue that it’s their defense that got them to the postseason. They were brilliant in Week 18, keeping the Rams to just 24 points. In that game, the Niners intercepted two of Matt Stafford’s throws, as well as sacked the Rams’ quarterback five times – the most sacks he received as a Rams’ player.

The Niners’ offense, however, hasn’t been that great this season. Sure, they rank relatively high (#13) when scoring is concerned with 25.1 points per game. However, their next opponents are much better in that aspect. Actually, the Cowboys’ offense is the best in the league with 31.2 points on average.

What needs to worry the Niners is that their quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been making a lot of mistakes. For instance, we saw him throwing two interceptions in each of the previous two games. That’s something that Dallas’ defense will be looking to exploit on Sunday.

The Cowboys are in a “Really Good Shape” Ahead of the Playoffs

As per coach Mike McCarthy, all of Dallas’ key men are fit and ready for the Wil Card clash. This includes those players that missed the Week 18 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, which the Cowboys won 51-26.

One of those is linebacker Micah Parsons, who’s been sensational this season. The Penn State product is the #1 favorite for the Defensive Rookie of the Year as well as the #2 favorite for the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award.

The best thing is that he’s not the only member of the Cowboys’ defensive team who’s been superb this season. Another player worth mentioning is Trevon Diggs. The cornerback has recorded 11 interceptions this season, which is more than any other player in the NFL. It wouldn’t be a surprise if he made a couple of interceptions against Garoppolo on Sunday.

Picks: Dallas Cowboys to win and cover the spread; under should hit


Jessie is our resident sports specialist with over 4 years of experience in sports journalism. She's worked with several prominent online sports news outlets in the past and has accrued specialist insight across a wide range of sports markets. Combined with her own love and excitement of sports, having competed at a national level during college, she aims to improve sports coverage value for our readers at GamblingNews.

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