NFL Week 15 Preview: San Francisco 49ers vs Dallas Cowboys - Sports Nerd

NFL Week 15 Preview: San Francisco 49ers vs Dallas Cowboys

On Sunday, December 20, the Dallas Cowboys meet the San Francisco 49ers at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Neither team is in great form so far this season. The Cowboys find themselves bottom of the NFC East, having won four games and lost nine. They did win their last game, however, and they’re a 3 point favourite at home here against the 49ers. It hasn’t been a great season for the 49ers either, despite being the defending conference champions. The San Francisco based team have won five games and lost eight and have picked up just one win since week eight.

Where to Watch the 49ers vs Cowboys in Canada

Canadian fans will be able to watch the full game live on streaming service DAZN.

Last Meeting

These teams last met on the field all the way back in October 2017. That game was a blowout victory for the Cowboys at Santa Clara’s Levi Stadium. Ezekiel Elliot scored three touchdowns and 219 yards as the Cowboys comfortably beat the home side 40-10. While the 49ers got off to a good start, forcing three and out on the first possession, it didn’t last long.

The game featured a standout performance from the Cowboys star running back Elliot, who matched his season total of rushing touchdowns with two in the first quarter. He scored another touchdown on Dallas’ first possession of the second half and set career-high scrimmage yards in a single game. San Francisco had a game to forget, and it was a nightmare debut for rookie quarterback Beathard who was sacked five times and lost two fumbles.   


It’s been a while since these two sides faced off, and a lot has changed since then. The Cowboy’s star running back, who terrorized the 49ers in their last meeting, has fallen out of favour with his coaches and is having the worst season of his career. The Cowboys are also having a terrible season, and although they won their last game, it was against an incompetent Cincinnati side that fumbled the ball three times.

San Francisco may be the defending conference champs, but their season hasn’t gone much better. Their woes have been compounded by the fact they’ve had to play most of their home games away from home thanks to COVID restrictions. 49ers recently lost to Washington despite their defence not giving up a touchdown, showing just how poor their offence is right now. It’s unclear whether the coach will stick with quarterback Mullens who performed so poorly last Sunday or whether a change will be made.

This is quite a difficult game to predict due to the poor form of both sides and the inconsistency of their attack and defence. The Cowboys are at least at home and scored 30 points against the Bengals last week, so they at least have the upper hand here, and most sportsbooks have them as a slight favourite. We expect this to be a close game, with under 45.5 points scored. Likely the Cowboys will win, but there won’t be much in it.

Our Prediction: Cowboys 24, 49ers 21