As a head coach, Dallas' Mike McCarthy has been to the playoffs nine times and won a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers. Kyle Shanahan has only advanced to the postseason once as a head coach prior to this season during his tenure with the San Francisco 49ers, but that ended with an appearance in Super Bowl LIV. The two coaches will face off for the third time in a Sunday NFL Wild Card Weekend matchup, and McCarthy has won both of the previous meetings. You can stream the game on Paramount+.
Kickoff from AT&T Stadium is set for at 4:30 p.m. ET. Dallas is favored by three points in the latest Cowboys vs. 49ers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is 51. Sunday's matchup can be seen live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Cowboys vs. 49ers
- 49ers vs. Cowboys date: Sunday, Jan. 16
- 49ers vs. Cowboys time: 4:30 p.m. ET
- 49ers vs. Cowboys TV channel: CBS
- 49ers vs. Cowboys live stream: Paramount+
Wild Card NFL picks for 49ers vs. Cowboys
Before you tune in to Sunday's Cowboys vs. 49ers game, you need to see the NFL picks from SportsLine's advanced computer model. The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,400 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters the 2021 NFL playoffs on an incredible 136-97 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.
The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick'em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
For 49ers vs. Cowboys, the model is backing San Francisco to cover the spread on the road. The Seahawks are the only team since Week 10 to run for more than 100 yards against the 49ers, who held the Los Angeles Rams to just 64 yards on the ground in a thrilling overtime win last weekend. San Francisco allowed the fifth-fewest first downs by opponent runs per game this season at 5.7, and the 49ers have shaved that number down to 4.3 per contest over their last three.
SportsLine's model predicts that Cowboys backs Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard will combine for 95 rushing yards en route to McCarthy's third win over Shanahan. However, that success on the ground won't create enough margin to pull away from San Francisco, which covers the spread in around half of all simulations.
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