The Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers appear to be heading in different directions. Nonetheless, the two will meet up for a duel in Week 4 of the 2016 NFL season.
Dallas is taking over the football scene as it has now won two games in a row. Even more impressive is that the Cowboys are winning with a rookie quarterback (said rookie quarterback was drafted in the fourth round) and running back. Folks expected Ezekiel Elliott to be this good (perhaps better), but not many people expected Dak Prescott to become a star in Year 1. As a result of Tony Romo going down to an injury, Prescott has emerged at the quarterback position in a big way.
As for the 49ers, they have now lost two games in a row. Over the span of said two games, San Fransisco has allowed a combined 83 points. With that said, the 49ers met up with the Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks in their last two battles. For all it's worth -- and it really should be worth something -- Carolina was ranked No. 4 in ESPN's power rankings for Week 3. Seattle came in at No. 10.
The 49ers will finally get to play at home after traveling on the road in the last two contests, so at least they have that going for them.
Before the Week 4 festivities begin, make sure to check out some bold predictions for the Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers matchup.
Eventually, the Mississippi State product has to throw an interception, right? The 49ers are off to a terrible start to the season, but they are at least picking off the opposing team's quarterback. Currently, they have four interceptions, which is actually tied for fifth-best in the league. That's not too shabby for a team that only holds a 1-2 record.
Prescott, you have been warned.
Elliott has received some criticism early on in the year, which is crazy talk. After all, Elliott is playing in his rookie season, and he still has the second-most rushing yards in the NFL with 274.
The rookie is coming off of a rather impressive performance. Against the Chicago Bears in Week 3, the Ohio State product went off for 140 rushing yards, and he also averaged 4.7 yards per carry in the process. Look for Elliott to rack up a touchdown or two in Week 4 as well as 100 or more yards on the ground.
San Francisco is allowing 122.7 rushing yards per game, which could lead to a masterful outing for Elliott in Week 4.
Nonetheless, bold is the name of the game, and this prediction certainly fits the criteria.
Chip Kelly was brought in by San Francisco for one reason and one reason only -- to win football games. He is considered a mastermind on the offensive side of the ball, so it wouldn't be a surprise if the 49ers made a game out of this one.
Call it a hunch, but Dallas will stay hot in this contest, which will lead to the Cowboys having the lead at the half and never looking back after that.
While Elliott and Prescott are making the headlines, fans can't forget that the Dallas Cowboys also have weapons like Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, Cole Beasley, and Alfred Morris.
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