The weekend of divisional games is over in the NFL. In the late game, the San Francisco 49ers, who have not lost since the early weeks of the season, hosted the Dallas Cowboys. The 49ers won the game in a contest that finished with a converted-TD spread. The result was Dallas 12, and San Francisco 19, a result that sent the 49ers through to the conference finals.
Game Summary: Dallas vs San Francisco
- Final score: Dallas 12, San Francisco 19
- The Cowboys fell to 13-6
- The 49ers, with the win, improved to 15-4
- Brock Purdy‘s passer rating: 87.4
- Dak Prescott‘s passer rating: 63.6
Cowboys @ 49ers Sunday: NFL Divisional Round
With the loss, the Cowboys finished the season at 13-6. Dak Prescott of the Cowboys was the losing quarterback in the game. He had just 206 passing yards in the outing and his ratio of TDs to INTs was just 1 to 2. Prescott finished the game with a disappointing passer rating of 63.6 as the Cowboys ended another season without appearing in the Super Bowl.
Brett Maher, the placekicker for the Cowboys, continued his kicking woes in the game. He did hit two field goals in the contest but he missed his sixth straight point-after attempt.
That his placekicker couldn’t hit the dunks had to be in Mike McCarthy’s head as he play called. There was a drive in the game where Dallas went for it on 4th and 4, possibly because they had no confidence in a field-goal attempt. This drive ended in one of Prescott’s INTs but could have been three points if McCarthy could have had confidence in Maher.
Brock Purdy passes for 214 yards
Meanwhile, the 49ers improved to 15-4 with the 7-point victory. The low-scoring game did not see a standout QB performance on either side.
Brock Purdy of the 49ers was the winning quarterback. He kept the sheet clean for INTs but had no passing TDs. He finished with just 214 passing yards in the outing and had a passer rating of 87.4.
The 49ers will next face the Philadelphia Eagles in a blockbuster showdown next week. They will need to win on the road for the first time in the playoffs in order to advance to the Super Bowl.
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