With both teams seeking the playoffs, Sunday’s match-up between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys is one of seven that feature teams with winning records. Scheduled for a 4:25 pm EST kickoff this game will air on CBS.
Pittsburgh welcomed back quarterback Ben Roethlisberger last Sunday and then lost to San Diego. They hope to bounce back this week against a Dallas team that is coming off back to back thrillers versus Philadelphia and Cincinnati.
What is the point spread in the Steelers and Cowboys game? The Steelers are a 2 point favorite against the Cowboys. The over/under for thsi game is set at 44.5 points.
Pittsburgh is currently in position for an AFC Wild Card spot. This game is not necessarily a must win for Pittsburgh as they play Cincinnati next week in a game that figures to decide one of the AFC playoff spots. For Dallas it is a must win as they chase a playoff spot.
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The return of Roethlisberger was good for Mike Wallace who caught seven passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns last week. Though all was not good for Wallace as he also committed his career high sixth drop of the year.
Dallas has done a good job against the pass allowing 217.8 yards per game and Pittsburgh will likely find it hard to attack with the run as well. Jonathan Dwyer led the Steelers with 32 yards rushing last week. The Steelers will also be without Rashard Mendenhall who was suspended after failing to show up for the teams game against San Diego.
As Dez goes sod o the Cowboys. Bryant has 33 catches for 525 yards and seven TDs over the past five games, and is 10th in the NFL with 1,028 yards this season. His emergence has come at the right time and Dallas hopes to ride it to a playoff birth but all is not good. Bryant injured a finger last week and will have to play with a protective device on it this week. Pittsburgh is injured all over their defense so the Cowboys will likely get multiple receivers involved. Dallas still is struggling to run the ball ranking 31st in the league.