The San Francisco 49ers shocked a lot of people by eliminating the Dallas Cowboys from the playoffs this weekend. The 49ers started the game off with a 10-0 lead at the end of the first quarter, by halftime it was at 16-7. The 49ers stretched it out to 23-7 but couldn’t score the rest of the game while Dallas got it down to 23-17. During a last-minute drive to try and win the game, Prescott had taken off on a designed quarterback run with 14 seconds left and no timeouts. He got down to San Francisco’s 25-yard line on the play. However, the referee bumped into Prescott before he could snap. Apparently, he just needed to readjust the ball placement. That little second delay caused the game clock to run out.
Dallas fans threw trash at the officials while they walked off the field. Prescott was upset with their fans for throwing litter onto the field, but when he was informed that they directed it at the officials, he sided with them. Dallas now wastes a season that once had so much potential. The 49ers on the other hand look forward to a date with the Green Bay Packers in Lambeau.
Ugly Win For the 49ers
It was like Jimmy Garoppolo wanted to lose this game. He had 172 passing yards, no touchdowns and one interception. That pick came at a critical time in the fourth quarter as well. Plus, he overthrew a wide-open Brandon Aiyuk, punting the ball away a few plays after. Elijah Mitchell and Deebo Samuel were the winners of this game. Mitchell had 27 carries for 96 yards and a touchdown while Samuel had ten carries for 72 yards and another touchdown.
They made enough plays defensively as well. They had five sacks on Prescott, K’Waun Williams intercepted him, and Charles Omenihu forced a fumble. The downside though was that Nick Bosa got hurt and didn’t return for the second half, something that has to be monitored throughout the week.
Cowboys Wondering What Went Wrong
Prescott played well, throwing for 254 yards, a touchdown and an interception. The problem was that they weren’t consistent until the fourth quarter, which just won’t cut it. Ezekiel Elliott was practically not playing only having 12 carries for 31 yards. Why they stopped running the football isn’t known.
Dalton Schultz had seven catches for 89 yards, leading the team in the receiving category. Amari Cooper was the guy who scored the touchdown though.
As usual, their defense didn’t do much of anything. They didn’t sack Garoppolo once this game, nor did they force a fumble. All that they did was pick him off once, as Anthony Brown jumped a pass late in the fourth quarter.
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