ARLINGTON, TX —In a high-stakes NFC Divisional clash, the San Francisco 49ers prepare to take on the Dallas Cowboys, with both teams eyeing a berth in the NFC Championship game. This encounter promises to be a riveting chapter in their storied playoff histories.

How They Got Here

49ers: San Francisco charged into the playoffs with a 10-7 record, displaying a formidable combination of a top-tier defense and a versatile offense. Quarterback Brock Purdy has been a revelation, while the mid-season acquisition of Christian McCaffrey transformed their run game, making it one of the most feared in the league.

Cowboys: Dallas finished strong with a 12-4-1 record, riding the wave of Tony Pollard‘s league-leading rushing yards. The offensive firepower of the Cowboys, combined with Dak Prescott‘s leadership, has them positioned as a serious championship contender.


The 49ers enter the Divisional Round with momentum, coming off a comprehensive Wild Card win over the Panthers. Meanwhile, the Cowboys capped their season with an explosive victory over the Steelers, showcasing their offensive might and setting a high-scoring pace.

Last Time They Met

In Week 5 of the previous season, the Cowboys overpowered the 49ers with a convincing 41-14 win, where Tony Pollard ran rampant. Both teams have evolved since then, with the 49ers bolstering their defense and the Cowboys continuing to refine their high-octane offense.

The 49ers Will Win If…

The 49ers can leverage their defensive prowess to contain Pollard and pressure Prescott while exploiting the Cowboys’ weaker defense. Maintaining balance on offense with Purdy’s arm and McCaffrey’s ground game will be critical.

The Cowboys Will Win If…

The Cowboys will thrive if they can unleash their MVP-caliber running back and capitalize on Prescott’s chemistry with his receiving corps. Overcoming the 49ers’ defense will require Dallas to be innovative and efficient in their play-calling.

Wrapping Up

With legacies and this season’s success on the line, both the 49ers and Cowboys are poised to leave it all on the field. As they gear up for this epic confrontation, the question remains: Who will rise to the occasion and secure their place in the NFC Championship?

Stay tuned for a game that promises to deliver high tension, strategic chess matches, and the raw excitement of playoff football.