The 7-0 Pittsburgh Steelers take on the 2-6 Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in a matchup of two of the most storied franchises in the NFL. Pittsburgh looks like a real threat to win a Super Bowl this season, while the Cowboys are having a year to forget.
Pittsburgh is the only remaining unbeaten team in the NFL, and this should be a game that they can easily win. Dallas has now lost three straight games, and the Cowboys have been hit hard by injuries of late.
The Steelers are 13.5-point road favorites over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
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Steelers Have a Top Defense
The Pittsburgh Steelers do a lot of things really well, but the defense is by far the best unit on this team. Pittsburgh allows just 20.3 points per game, and that defensive line is as good as they come.
The Steelers have racked up 30 total sacks this season, and they will be coming after the Cowboys in this game. If Pittsburgh can force some turnovers on Sunday, then the Dallas Cowboys are in big trouble.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for 1,628 yards and 15 touchdowns, and he looks fully recovered from a bad injury a season ago. Pittsburgh has plenty of weapons on the offensive side of the ball, and it could be a big night on offense for the Steelers.
Pittsburgh is not a perfect team, but there is clearly a reason that this team is 7-0 and the lone remaining unbeaten.
Dallas Running Out of Quarterbacks
The Dallas Cowboys lost All-Pro quarterback Dak Prescott early in the season, and it has been a revolving door at that position ever since. According to reports, Dallas will be starting its fourth different quarterback on Sunday when the team hosts the Steelers.
Either Garrett Gilbert or Cooper Rush is expected to be under center, and that will likely force the Cowboys to run the ball a ton in this game. Running back Ezekiel Elliott has run for 521 yards and five touchdowns in 2020, and he will have to be great in this game.
The defense in Dallas has been another huge problem this season, as the Cowboys are allowing 33.3 points per game. That unit did play slightly better in the Week 8 loss, but this will be a huge test for that defense.
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Dallas Covers, Steelers Stay Unbeaten
The Dallas Cowboys are dealing with too many injuries to be considered a real threat to win this game. That doesn’t mean that it will be a blowout, as this is definitely a trap game for the Steelers.
Ben Roethlisberger will find enough holes in that Dallas defense to lead the Steelers to victory, but it won’t always be easy. Dallas will play better at home, and they will keep the final score to a single-digit spread.
Take the 13.5-points and bet on the Dallas Cowboys against the Pittsburgh Steelers in this Week 9 showdown.