Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Dallas Cowboys-San Francisco 49ersWeek 4 game, with the line from OddsShark.
(-3) Dallas Cowboys (2-1) vs. San Francisco 49ers (1-2), 4:25 p.m.
Mike: Cowboys. At some point, this whole “small underdogs win” thing has to stop, so I’ll take Dallas and hope it ends here.
Ricky: 49ers. Dez Bryant’s injury won’t crush Dak Prescott’s dreams, as the rookie quarterback has proven capable of finding other options. But it certainly won’t help matters, either.
Andre: Cowboys. Dallas looks a lot like the 2014 team that won 12 games. The Cowboys have won the last two games, thanks to smashmouth football in the trenches, a highly efficient passing game (10 yards per attempt in last two games), an elite running game and ball possession (34:57 time of possession, second in NFL). They should be able to mop up all of the league’s bottom-feeders with ease.
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