Earlier, the third-seed Cincinnati Bengals Knocked out the second seed Buffalo Bills by double digits to advance to the AFC title game, where they will face the No. 1 seed Kansas City Chiefs (Sunday, Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m. ET).
Here are the best plays!
A loose kit!
George Kittle The 49ers drove into Cowboys territory on their second possession, driving a 30-yard drive to go to San Francisco.
Dak needs to take this back
Doc Prescott Made the first big mistake of the game halfway through the first quarter.
Third and birdie
Purdy picked up a sack on the 49ers’ first play following the interception, but he did it two plays later.
Newcomer found Brandon Iuk Right on the sticks for a first down on third and 15. San Francisco had to settle for three, however, and couldn’t recreate the same magic on the next three plays, giving the 49ers a 3-0 lead late in the first quarter.
Landing first the hard way
The Cowboys needed just one yard for a first down on a third-down play at the 49ers’ 29-yard line. But Prescott had some pre-snap movement, causing trouble at the snap. Fortunately for them, Ezekiel Elliott Power his way through the deficit to get the first down.
Talk-to-Dalton for Dallas TD
After CeeDee Lamb Picking up a first down on fourth-and-1, Prescott got the Cowboys on an 11-yard run at the 49ers’ 4-yard line. On the next play, he finds out Dalton Schultz on a play-action pass for a touchdown.
Brett Maher‘s extra point attempt was blocked, making him 1-for-6 on his extra-point attempts since Monday’s game. Although the kick was blocked, Fox Sports color analyst Greg Olsen believes the kick would have gone wide left had it not been blocked.
No Maher on fourth down, and the result paid off.
Despite being on the 49ers’ 35-yard line, the Cowboys picked it up on fourth-and-4, and Maher struggled to earn the extra. point.
Mike McCarthy’s decision worked. Prescott scrambled for a nine-yard gain as the pocket collapsed.
Pollard in pain
Tony Pollard He had to be helped off the field and into the blue tent after his left ankle was put in an awkward position when he made a small grab.
Pollard was escorted to the locker room after the initial evaluation.
According to Fox Sports’ Tom Rinaldi, Pollard was ruled out when the game resumed at halftime due to a high ankle sprain.
49ers hit the dock for selection
The Cowboys dropped the ball after entering the red zone. Prescott’s pass to Lamb was deflected Jimmy Ward And in the hands of the linebacker Fred Warner for the interception, halting Dallas’ momentum before halftime.
49 take the lead at the half
San Francisco was able to convert on the interception. Purdy helped the 49ers get 40 yards into field goal range before the half, but not without some problems. He nearly committed a rookie foul when he danced in the pocket with seven seconds left to throw the ball.
Fortunately for Birdie, the ball fell incomplete with one second remaining. It allowed Robbie Gould A 50-yard field goal, his third of the day, gave the 49ers a 9-6 lead at halftime.
Joseph jars it loosely
After the Cowboys’ opening drive of the second half stalled at midfield, the 49ers appeared to have a chance to extend their lead. But Kelvin Joseph Punched the ball free Ray-Ray McCloud’s The return gave Dallas the ball at the 21-yard line.
Maher makes a field goal to tie the game
Cowboys fans were able to exhale. After Prescott nearly threw a tip pick, Maher kicked a 25-yard field goal. Crisis averted.
Now Ray-Ray look at me
McCloud rebounded after his fumble on a punt return. He took it 53 yards to get into Cowboys territory.
San Francisco couldn’t capitalize, however, as it went three-and-out, giving the ball back to Dallas.
Keep CeeDee and earn big
Lamb’s biggest play of the game up until that point was when the Cowboys got the ball back right after it was reported that Lamb’s fingers were taped. Lamb was hauled in 46-yards after an interception to drive Dallas into San Francisco territory.
How did Kittle figure this out?
Birdie went over the middle and seemed to go too far for Kittle to catch. But the star tight end hit the ball to himself at least three times, including once to his facemask, to help haul in the catch for a 30-yard gain as he was down.
Come in, Christian
Christian McCaffrey broke the tie on the first play of the fourth quarter, rushing for an easy score to give the 49ers a 16-9 lead.
After making the drive play, Kittle helped celebrate.
Gavonte Durbin The Cowboys went 44 yards on the ensuing kickoff to help start their drive at midfield.
Mahar in money
The struggling Cowboys kicker started to get back on track. After earlier making a chip shot field goal to tie the game, Maher made a 43-yarder to cut the 49ers’ lead to 16-12 with 11 minutes remaining.
Dallas holds San Francisco to a field goal
The 49ers were able to kill some clock after the Cowboys cut into their lead. They lasted nearly eight minutes on a 13-play drive (7:59) before converting two third-down plays before settling for a 28-yard field goal.
The Cowboys got the ball back with 3:04 left in the drive to make it 19-12.
After two straight completions, Prescott was sacked while trying to climb the pocket. The Samson Epic. Dallas opted to punt with just over two minutes left.
Mitchell on the go
Elijah Mitchell Broke off for a 13-yard run, sealing the game at 49. However, he went out of bounds to give the Cowboys some more life.
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Needing a miracle from its own 24-yard line with six seconds left, Dallas ran an odd formation to try to muster some magic. Elliott lined up in the center while the rest of the offensive line went wide right. Prescott threw a quick pass up the middle to Durbin, but the Niners quickly tackled him to close the game at 19-12.
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