49ers vs. Cowboys: NFL Playoff Betting Preview – January 22, 2023

Written By Staff on January 17, 2023
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The NFC Divisional round features a matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys (+165 moneyline odds to win) will visit the 49ers (-3.5) on January 22, 2023 at 6:30 PM ET on FOX. The total for the matchup is set at 46.5 points.

Before you make a bet on this game, check out this article for the best available odds and everything else you need to know about the matchup — from key metrics and player stats to injuries, weather, and more.

The betting insights in the article below are based off odds valid as of January 22, 2023 at 6:13 PM ET.

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49ers Vs. Cowboys Betting Odds

49ers Vs. Cowboys Player Props

49ers Vs. Cowboys Betting Angles

49ers Vs. Cowboys Weather

Dry conditions (clear sky) and 13 mph winds are predicted at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday (as of 6:13 PM on January 22), with a high temperature of 59 degrees Fahrenheit.

49ers Vs. Cowboys Injury Report

San Francisco Injuries

Player Pos. Injury Status Avg. Snap Count
Jimmy Garoppolo QB Foot Out 55.8
Ambry Thomas CB Ankle Out 11.9

Dallas Injuries

Player Pos. Injury Status Avg. Snap Count
Peyton Hendershot TE Hamstring Out 35.0
Jason Peters OT Hip Out 33.0
Peyton Hendershot TE Hamstring Out 25.0
Jason Peters OT Hip Out 20.1
Devin Harper LB Achilles Questionable 17.3
Simi Fehoko WR Shoulder Questionable 15.8

49ers Offense Vs. Cowboys Defense

49ers Offense Stats (Rank) Cowboys Defense
26.5 (6) Points/Gm 20.1 (5)
0.4 (2) Points/Play 0.3 (1)
365.6 (5) Yards/Gm 330.2 (12)
226.8 (13) Pass Yards/Gm 200.9 (8)
138.8 (8) Rush Yards/Gm 129.3 (22)
5.9 (4) Yards/Play 5.1 (7)
7.5 (4) Yards/Pass 6.2 (8)
4.7 (8) Yards/Rush 4.4 (15)
45.0% (6) 3rd Down % 37.7% (9)
54.0% (18) Red Zone % 52.0% (9)
17 (3) Turnovers 33 (1)
31 (6) Sacks 54 (3)

Cowboys Offense Vs. 49ers Defense

Cowboys Offense Stats (Rank) 49ers Defense
27.5 (4) Points/Gm 16.3 (1)
0.4 (2) Points/Play 0.3 (1)
354.9 (11) Yards/Gm 300.6 (1)
219.8 (14) Pass Yards/Gm 222.9 (20)
135.2 (9) Rush Yards/Gm 77.7 (2)
5.4 (15) Yards/Play 5.0 (3)
6.7 (10) Yards/Pass 6.4 (11)
4.3 (18) Yards/Rush 3.4 (1)
45.5% (5) 3rd Down % 39.0% (16)
71.4% (1) Red Zone % 56.8% (20)
23 (17) Turnovers 30 (2)
27 (4) Sacks 44 (10)

When The 49ers Have The Ball

  • The 49ers’ running game ranks eighth in the NFL (138.8 yards per game). The Cowboys allow 129.3 rushing yards per game (22nd).
  • San Francisco scores on 54.0% of their red-zone trips (18th in the NFL), and will be facing Dallas’ ninth-ranked defense in that category (52.0%).
  • The Cowboys give up 4.4 yards per rushing attempt (15th in the NFL). The 49ers are eighth in rushing, averaging 4.7 per carry.
  • San Francisco has the fifth-ranked offense in the NFL in yards per game (365.6). They face a Dallas defense ranked 12th, allowing 330.2 yards per game.

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When The Cowboys Have The Ball

  • The Cowboys are first in the NFL in red zone offense (71.4%), and will be up against the 20th-ranked red zone defense, owned by the 49ers (56.8%).
  • Dallas ranks 18th in the NFL averaging 4.3 yards per carry. San Francisco allows 3.4 per rushing attempt (first in the league).
  • The 49ers have forced 30 turnovers (second-most in the NFL), and the Cowboys have committed 23 turnovers (16th-most in the league).
  • The 5.4 yards per play Dallas’ offense averages ranks 15th in the NFL, compared to the 5.0 per play San Francisco’s defense gives up (third in the league).

49ers Betting Trends And Insights

  • The 49ers won 11 games against the spread in the regular season, failing to cover six times, and they are 1-0-0 ATS in the postseason.
  • San Francisco has an ATS record of 8-4 when playing as at least 3.5-point favorites this season (regular season and playoffs).
  • A total of nine of the 49ers’ games in the regular season hit the over, and one of one in the playoffs.
  • In seven games this season (in the regular season and playoffs), San Francisco and its opponents have scored more than 46.5 combined points.
  • The 49ers were the moneyline favorite 15 total times during the regular season. They went 12-3 in those games. When favored on the moneyline in the postseason, they are 1-0.

Cowboys Betting Trends And Insights

  • The Cowboys won 10 games against the spread in the regular season, while failing to cover seven times. In the postseason, they have an ATS record of 1-0-0.
  • Dallas has covered the spread twice in the regular season and playoffs (2-1 ATS) when playing as at least a 3.5-point underdog.
  • A total of nine Cowboys games hit the over during the regular season. Meanwhile, zero of one games have topped the total in the postseason.
  • Dallas games this regular and postseason have had a combined scoring total higher than 46.5 points in seven of 17 outings.
  • The Cowboys were underdogs five times in the regular season and won three of those games. They are 0-0 in the postseason.

49ers Players To Watch

  • Brock Purdy has put up 1,374 passing yards (152.7 per game) with a 67.1% completion percentage (114-for-170) while tossing 13 touchdowns and four interceptions.
  • Christian McCaffrey has run for a team-high 1,139 yards (67.0 per game) and scored eight touchdowns. Receiving, he has hauled in 85 passes for 741 yards and five touchdowns.
  • So far this season Elijah Mitchell has rushed for 279 yards (55.8 per game), with two touchdowns.
  • Brandon Aiyuk has racked up 78 catches for 1,015 yards, best on his team, and eight touchdowns. He has been targeted 113 times, and averages 59.7 receiving yards per game.
  • George Kittle has been targeted 86 times and added 765 yards (on 60 catches) plus 11 touchdowns.
  • Nick Bosa has collected a team-leading 18.0 sacks, while adding 18.0 TFL and 49 tackles.
  • Over the current campaign, Fred Warner has racked up 134 tackles, 5.0 TFL, 3.0 sacks, and one interception and leads the team in tackles.
  • Tashaun Gipson has a team-high five interceptions and has tacked on 61 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 0.5 sacks, and eight passes defended in 17 games this season.

Cowboys Players To Watch

  • Dak Prescott has passed for 2,860 yards (261-of-394), with 23 touchdowns and 15 interceptions (238.3 yards per game). He’s also rushed 45 times for 182 yards and one touchdown.
  • Tony Pollard has run for a team-high 1,007 yards on 193 attempts (62.9 yards per game) and nine touchdowns. He also has 371 receiving yards on 39 catches and three touchdowns.
  • Ezekiel Elliott has 876 yards on 231 carries (58.4 yards per game), with 12 rushing touchdowns.
  • CeeDee Lamb has hauled in 107 passes for a team best 1,359 yards and nine touchdowns. He has been targeted 156 times, and averages 79.9 yards per game.
  • Dalton Schultz has hauled in 57 catches for 577 yards (38.5 per game) and five touchdowns.
  • Noah Brown is averaging 34.7 yards per game, with 43 catches for 555 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Micah Parsons has 12.5 sacks to lead the team, and has also racked up 10.0 TFL and 64 tackles.
  • Donovan Wilson’s 97 tackles, 7.0 TFL, 5.0 sacks, and one interception make him the team’s top tackler.
  • This season Daron Bland leads the team with five interceptions and has added 52 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and seven passes defended.

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