The Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers will bring the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs to a close on Sunday night in what will be the latest installment of a long postseason rivalry.
Cowboys vs. 49ers is the marquee matchup on this weekend’s playoff slate. The franchises are two of the most storied in league history, and due to their many seasons of success, the teams have collided often in the postseason. Tonight will be the ninth time the two organizations will face off in the playoffs since 1971, and for a second consecutive season.
In 2021, the Dallas Cowboys were the favorites, and the NFC East champions had home field advantage in their Wild Card Round matchup. However, Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers’ defense led the way in a 23-17 upset win in Dallas. The tables are turned in 2022, and now the Cowboys will be looking to send the Super Bowl contenders from San Francisco home early this year.
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You can find live highlights of this NFC Divisional Playoff game below. Along with highlights, we also have a preview and some quick stats for each team as the Cowboys and 49ers battle inside Levi’s Stadium in California.
Like most big NFL matchups, the two starting quarterbacks will get a lot of attention before the game. While both have been key to their teams’ success this season, they are at very different points in their careers.
Dallas’ Dak Prescott is the team’s established franchise QB and looking to deliver the organization their first Super Bowl title since 1996. San Francisco’s Brock Purdy is one of the most fascinating stories in the league this season after going from the last man picked in the 2022 NFL Draft, to becoming the starter, late in the season, for a serious title contender.
Below you can find a rundown of each man’s stats, but you call also head over to take a look at our more in-depth Dak Prescott vs Brock Purdy comparison.
As important as both quarterbacks will be in their team’s success Sunday, each team has strong defenses that could prove t be difference-makers in their NFL playoff matchup. Both have elite-level pass rushers — Nick Bosa for the San Francisco 49ers and Micah Parsons for the Dallas Cowboys. They also rank among the best in the league in several key statistical categories on defense.
Below we list where each team ranks in several key offensive and defensive stat categories. You can also find out where they land in our NFL Playoff defense and offense rankings. Plus, check out where Mike McCarthy and Kyle Shanahan rank among the head coaches left in the postseason.
Key regular-season rankings for Jaguars and Chiefs Total offense: Cowboys (10th), 49ers (4th) Passing offense: Cowboys (14th), 49ers (13th) Rushing offense: Cowboys (9th), 49ers (8th) Scoring offense: Cowboys (4th), 49ers (6th) Total defense: Cowboys (12th), 49ers (1st) Pass defense: Cowboys (8th), 49ers (20th) Run defense: Cowboys (22nd), 49ers (2nd) Scoring defense: Cowboys (5th), 49ers (1st)
Cowboys at 49ers odds, matchups, and prediction
This space will be your one-stop shop for highlights and analysis of the many key plays in the NFC Divisional Round matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers throughout the evening.