They were bitter rivals in the 1970s, but these days, the Dallas Cowboys (7-1 SU and ATS) don’t get to play the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-4 SU and ATS) very often. They’ll meet this Sunday at Heinz Field, kicking off at 4:25 PM ET on FOX. At press time, the Steelers are 2-point favourites with a total of 50, down from –3 at the open.
Forty years ago, it was Roger Staubach and Terry Bradshaw. This Sunday (4:25 PM ET, FOX), it’ll be Dak Prescott and Ben Roethlisberger, as the Dallas Cowboys make their way to Heinz Field for a rare meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Cowboys seem happy to continue with rookie Dak Prescott at quarterback. Tony Romo may be activated this week if he makes enough progress in practice, but with Prescott playing at a Pro-Bowl level, there’s no rush to put Romo in harm’s way. The Cowboys have one of the best offenses in the league, and their defense has been surprisingly competent after four years of sub-par performances.
The Steelers were much happier to get Ben Roethlisberger back in the lineup after he tore a meniscus in Week 6, but they may have pushed him too hard. Roethlisberger was clearly less than 100% in last Sunday’s 21-14 loss to the Baltimore Ravens (+3.5 at home). To make matters worse, centre Maurkice Pouncey dislocated his thumb in Baltimore and might not be available against Dallas.