As week one continues on Sunday afternoon, the Cowboys will host the 49ers for both teams’ openers to the 2014 season. Dallas is hoping to have an entire season of a healthy Tony Romo under center while San Francisco will look to return to the Super Bowl after missing out last year on the big game. There are question marks for both teams coming into week one, with many of them yet to be answered with kickoff less than two hours away. We like San Francisco on the road in this contest.
49ers looking for fourth straight NFC Title game
As the 49ers open the 2014 season, they are hoping this season ends in a Super Bowl title. They have appeared in the last three NFC Championship games. San Francisco’s stout defense might not be so stout this season as many key players are missing. NaVorro Bowman is still recovering from the injury sustained in last year’s NFC title game. Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games and Ray McDonald is out following an arrest for domestic violence.
Cowboys could struggle to reach 8-8 record
For the last three seasons, the Cowboys have finished with an 8-8 record. It might be a struggle just for them to get to this mark in 2014. DeMarcus Ware is now in Denver and Jason Hatcher has moved to Washington, severely damaging the Cowboys defensive unit. Can Tony Romo will the Cowboys to a post-season berth? We will get a good look at the answer to that question in game one tonight in Texas.
When the Cowboys host the 49ers on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Stadium, we will place our wager at SportsBetting.ag, where the 49ers are favored on the road. We have decided to bet 10 percent of our bankroll on San Francisco and the -172 money line as they take home a win in the opener of the 2014 season.
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