Will Dallas Cowboys win against Pittsburgh Steelers in week 15?

Will the Dallas Cowboys beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in week 15?

The game we chose for this week’s OffSides article with opposing points of view is the Dallas Cowboys versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.

We chose this game for a number of reasons. At 7 and 6 both teams are fairly evenly matched as far as their win loss record. Both football teams are tied for second place within their divisions also. Dallas is tied with the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh is tied with the Minnesota Vikings.

Both teams are still in the hunt for a wild card playoff spot. Both teams are in must win situations for the balance of the season in order to hold on to, or secure any wild card possibilities.

The Steelers currently hold the 6th seed spot for the wild card in the AFC so if they win their last 3 games they stand to hold that spot. A loss of any of one of the last 3 games by Pittsburgh and 3 wins by Cincinnati would advance the Bengals into their spot. The Steelers really need this win.

The competition in the NFC is more interesting and the battle for a wild card berth is hot. With 3 teams at 7 and 6 still in the hunt; Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings, they are only 1 game out for the 4th, 5th and 6th seed spots. Those 3 spots are currently occupied by 3 teams at 8 and 5; NY Giants, Seattle Seahawks and the Chicago Bears.

This pretty much puts all of them in must win scenarios, and since a few of them are in matchups this week and next, their fate rests upon the outcome of the last few regular season games. It is very clear that these slots will not be decided without a fight.

As of Tuesday afternoon the odds on this game are at even and some of the sports books have not given up any point spread for this game at all. As I write this article at Noon on Tuesday the line of this game at Bet Online is at even, and Bet Fred had the Steelers favored to win by 1.5 points.

Who will win this closely matched game between the Steelers and the Cowboys?

I had actually picked the Bengals to beat the Cowboys last week and was surprised to see Dallas win that game with a 4th quarter drive by quarterback Tony Romo that ended with a touchdown and then another drive a few minutes later that gave them their game winning field goal.

Romo showed poise and determination in those drives and ended the day with 268 yards and one touchdown pass. He was sacked 3 times in that game and threw one interception and I think the most important thing that will have to happen in the Steelers game is for Romo to have a game without throwing any picks, similar to their game with Philadelphia where he threw 81% for over 300 yards and 3 touchdowns.

This will be a very difficult thing to do. Pittsburgh is the number 1 ranked defense in the league and they are rated number 1 against the pass. Even though they are ranked #1, if you look at their game with the Chargers this past week, you can see their pass rush just couldn’t stop San Diego quarterback Phillip Rivers from making 3 touchdown passes and if the Cowboys offensive line can give Romo the time, he can have the same kind of game this week.

This is an extremely important game to both teams and as we head into the last few weeks of the season, the energy surrounding many of the match ups is growing. This game between these two teams each with their own playoff aspirations couldn’t be more exciting or have higher importance attached to the outcome.

I think the Pittsburgh Steelers will make the Dallas Cowboys work very hard for every yard they get, but I do think they will get those yards. I also think that the 11th ranked defense of Dallas will be effective against the play action of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger an in the end I am picking the Dallas Cowboys to win over the Pittsburgh Steelers by 2 points.

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Be sure to take a few minutes and visit my buddy Frank Benjamin’s website OddsOnBetting and read his side of the story. Why the Pittsburgh Steelers will Cover the Spread against the Dallas Cowboys.

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