Cowboys vs. 49ers: NFL Betting Preview – January 16, 2022

Written By Staff on January 10, 2022

The NFC Wild Card round will see the Dallas Cowboys square off against the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers (+145 moneyline odds to win) will visit the Cowboys (-3) on January 16, 2022 at 4:30 PM ET on CBS. Bookmakers have listed the matchup’s total at 51.5.

Before making a bet on this game, check out this article to find the best available odds and everything else you need to know about the matchup — including key metrics, weather, injuries, and more.

The betting insights in what follows use the latest odds as of January 16, 2022 at 4:12 PM ET. Head to the table below for the latest lines for this outing and get up to $1,000 Risk Free Bet at FanDuel today!

Cowboys Vs. 49ers Betting Odds

Cowboys Vs. 49ers Player Props

Cowboys Vs. 49ers Betting Angles

Cowboys Vs. 49ers Weather

This contest could be played indoors because AT&T Stadium has a retractable roof, but the weather forecast for Arlington on Sunday is dry (clear sky) and relatively calm (3 mph winds), with a high temperature of 52 degrees Fahrenheit (as of 4:12 PM on January 16).

Cowboys Vs. 49ers Injury Report

Dallas Injuries

Player Pos. Injury Status
Trysten Hill DT Knee Out
Mitch Hyatt OT Knee Out
Malik Turner WR Foot Out
Kelvin Joseph CB Groin Out
T.J. Vasher WR Knee Out
Josh Ball OT Ankle Out
Sean McKeon TE Ankle Out
Rico Dowdle RB Hip Out
Sewo Olonilua FB Neck Out
Francis Bernard LB Hamstring Out
Neville Gallimore DT Elbow Out
Reggie Robinson II CB Toe Out

San Francisco Injuries

Player Pos. Injury Status
Shon Coleman OT Triceps Out
Jordan Willis DE Suspension Out
Jalen Hurd WR Knee Out
Jeff Wilson Jr. RB Knee Out
Emmanuel Moseley CB Knee Out
Davontae Harris CB Undisclosed Out
Tarvarius Moore FS Achilles Out
Maurice Hurst DT Ankle Out
Javon Kinlaw DT Knee Out
Justin Skule OT Acl Out

Cowboys Offense Vs. 49ers Defense

Cowboys Offense Stats (Rank) 49ers Defense
31.2 (1) Points/Gm 21.5 (9)
0.46 (1) Points/Play 0.35 (11)
407.0 (1) Yards/Gm 310.0 (3)
291.9 (3) Pass Yards/Gm 227.9 (7)
124.6 (9) Rush Yards/Gm 103.5 (7)
6.0 (3) Yards/Play 5.1 (3)
7.7 (5) Yards/Pass 7.1 (15)
4.5 (7) Yards/Rush 4.0 (5)
43.4% (11) 3rd Down % 40.0% (17)
63.1% (6) Red Zone % 56.7% (15)
20 (10) Turnovers 20 (19)
33 (12) Sacks 48 (5)

49ers Offense Vs. Cowboys Defense

49ers Offense Stats (Rank) Cowboys Defense
25.1 (13) Points/Gm 21.1 (7)
0.41 (11) Points/Play 0.33 (7)
375.7 (7) Yards/Gm 351.0 (19)
261.0 (12) Pass Yards/Gm 255.6 (21)
127.4 (7) Rush Yards/Gm 112.8 (16)
6.1 (1) Yards/Play 5.5 (19)
8.6 (2) Yards/Pass 7.1 (15)
4.3 (15) Yards/Rush 4.5 (22)
40.2% (14) 3rd Down % 34.1% (2)
66.7% (1) Red Zone % 60.9% (21)
24 (20) Turnovers 34 (1)
32 (10) Sacks 41 (11)

When The Cowboys Have The Ball

  • The Cowboys’ passing attack averages 7.7 yards per pass attempt (fifth in the NFL). The 49ers give up 7.1 per pass (15th in the league).
  • Dallas’ offense averages 0.46 points per play (first in the NFL) compared to the 0.35 per play San Francisco’s defense gives up (11th in the league).
  • The Cowboys have committed 20 turnovers, 10th-lowest in the NFL, while the 49ers have forced 20 turnovers (14th-fewest in the league).
  • Dallas’ red-zone percentage is 63.1% (sixth in the NFL), while San Francisco allows a score on 56.7% of its opponents’ red-zone trips (15th in the league).

When The 49ers Have The Ball

  • The 49ers’ red-zone percentage is 66.7% (first in the NFL), while the Cowboys allow a score on 60.9% of their opponents’ red-zone trips (21st in the league).
  • San Francisco is the NFL’s 20th-ranked offense in terms of committing turnovers (24), and are up against the first-ranked team in turnovers forced, Dallas (34).
  • The 49ers’ offense has a 6.1 yards-per-play average (first in the NFL) compared to the 5.5 yards the Cowboys allow per play (19th in the league).
  • San Francisco ranks second in the NFL at 8.6 yards per pass attempt. Dallas gives up 7.1 yards per passing play (15th in the league).
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Cowboys Betting Trends And Insights

  • Dallas has put together a 13-4-0 record against the spread this season.
  • The Cowboys have been favored by 3 points or more 13 times this season, and covered the spread in 10 of those matchups.
  • Dallas’ games have gone over the point total eight out of 17 times this season.
  • In eight games this season, Dallas and its opponents have gone over 51.5 combined points.
  • The Cowboys have won 76.9% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (10-3).

49ers Betting Trends And Insights

  • San Francisco has covered nine times in 17 games with a spread this season.
  • The 49ers have covered the spread twice when an underdog by 3 points or more this year (in three opportunities).
  • So far this season, eight out of San Francisco’s 17 games with an over/under have gone over the point total.
  • San Francisco has combined with its opponent to score more than 51.5 points in five of 17 games this season.
  • The 49ers have entered the game as underdogs three times this season and won twice.

Cowboys Players To Watch

  • Dak Prescott has 4,449 yards through the air (261.7 per game) and a 68.8% completion percentage (410-for-596), throwing 37 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions.
  • Ezekiel Elliott has put up a team-leading 1,002 yards (58.9 per game) and picked up 10 touchdowns. He also averages 16.9 receiving yards, grabbing 47 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns.
  • So far this year Tony Pollard has rushed for 719 yards (42.3 per game), with two touchdowns. Pollard also helps out in the passing game, catching 39 passes for 337 .
  • CeeDee Lamb has 79 receptions for a team-high 1,102 yards (64.8 per game) and six touchdowns.
  • Amari Cooper has added 865 yards, on 68 catches plus eight touchdowns. He averages 50.9 receiving yards per game.
  • Dalton Schultz is averaging 47.5 yards per game, racking up 78 receptions (104 targets) for 808 yards and eight touchdowns.
  • Micah Parsons has 13.0 sacks to lead the team, and has also racked up 20.0 TFL and 84 tackles.
  • Over the current campaign, Jayron Kearse has collected 102 tackles, 9.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, and two interceptions and leads the team in tackles.
  • Trevon Diggs has picked off 11 passes to lead the team while adding 52 tackles and 21 passes defended.

49ers Players To Watch

  • This year Jimmy Garoppolo has racked up 3,810 passing yards (224.1 per game) while going 301-for-441 (68.3%) and throwing for 20 touchdowns with 12 interceptions.
  • Elijah Mitchell has churned out a team-best 963 rushing yards (56.6 per game) and five touchdowns.
  • Deebo Samuel has totaled 365 rushing yards on 59 carries (21.5 yards per game), with eight touchdowns on the ground. He also has 77 catches for 1,405 yards (a team high) and six touchdowns.
  • George Kittle has contributed with 71 receptions (on 94 targets) for 910 yards and six touchdowns.
  • Brandon Aiyuk is averaging 48.6 yards per game, with 56 catches for 826 yards and five touchdowns.
  • This season Nick Bosa leads the team with 15.5 sacks and has added 21.0 TFL and 52 tackles.
  • Fred Warner has racked up 138 tackles, 7.0 TFL, and 0.5 sacks to lead the team in tackles so far.
  • This season Jimmie Ward leads the team with two interceptions and has added 77 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and six passes defended.

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