San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys 19-12 to set up NFC Championship showdown with Eagles in Philadelphia NFL News

San Francisco’s win over Dallas was their 12th straight this season, the 49ers won their third NFC conference championship in four years, while knocking the Cowboys out of the playoffs for the second year in a row. Watch the championship live on Sunday on Sky Sports NFL

Last update: 23/01/23 3:49am

San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey celebrates with quarterback Brook Purdy after scoring his go-ahead touchdown.

San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey celebrates with quarterback Brook Purdy after scoring his go-ahead touchdown.

Christian McCaffrey ran for the go-ahead touchdown as the San Francisco 49ers cruised to a 19-12 win over the Dallas Cowboys in an absorbing divisional round clash, and a third NFC championship in four years.

The story of the game

Robbie Gould also made four field goals for the 49ers, while seventh-round QB Brook Purdy completed 19 of 29 passes for 214 yards as the 49ers travel to Philadelphia to face the Eagles in next Sunday’s title game. Booking.

George Kittle also had five catches for 95 yards — including a one-handed circus grab to his helmet to help set up McCaffrey’s crucial score — as San Francisco scored its 12th of the season. Won the game outright.

San Francisco 49ers star tight end George Kittle made a surprising catch with one hand that bounced off his helmet!

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San Francisco 49ers star tight end George Kittle made a surprising catch with one hand that bounced off his helmet!

San Francisco 49ers star tight end George Kittle made a surprising catch with one hand that bounced off his helmet!

Dak Prescott was 23 of 37 passing for 206 yards, one touchdown and two first-half interceptions for the Cowboys, who were eliminated from the playoffs for the second straight year by the 49ers.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott throws a second interception of the first half against the San Francisco 49ers.

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott throws a second interception of the first half against the San Francisco 49ers.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott throws a second interception of the first half against the San Francisco 49ers.

Prescott tied for the regular-season lead with 15 interceptions, though his first-half picks didn’t prove as costly as they might have been, with the 49ers unable to find the end zone and trailing just 9-6 at the break. can get the benefit of

Scoring summary

First trimester
Cowboys 0-3 49ers Ruby Gould 26-yard field goal
Second quarter
Cowboys 6-3 49ers Dak Prescott 4-yard TD pass to Dalton Schultz (extra point failed)
Cowboys 6-6 49ers Ruby Gould 47 yard field goal
Cowboys 6-9 49ers Robbie Gould 50 yard field goal
Third quarter
Cowboys 9-9 49ers Brett Maher 25-yard field goal
Fourth quarter
Cowboys 9-16 49ers Christian McCaffrey 2-yard rushing TD (extra point)
Cowboys 12-16 49ers Brett Maher 43-yard field goal
Cowboys 12-19 49ers Ruby Gould 28-yard field goal

Of greater concern to Dallas was an injury to running back Tony Pollard, who was carted off the field and will not return after picking up a high ankle sprain late in the first half.

The Dallas Cowboys took the lead after a Dalton Schultz TD catch, but Brett Maher then missed another extra point attempt.

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The Dallas Cowboys took the lead after a Dalton Schultz TD catch, but Brett Maher then missed another extra point attempt.

The Dallas Cowboys took the lead after a Dalton Schultz TD catch, but Brett Maher then missed another extra point attempt.

Dallas-Head had earlier taken a 6-3 lead on a Prescott four-yard TD toss with nine and a half minutes left in the second quarter. On the ensuing extra point attempt, San Francisco’s Samson Ebokam used his left hand to block Brett Maher’s kick, his fifth such drop in the postseason.

However, Maher was successful with two field goals in the second half, one to tie the game in the third quarter while Ray-Ray McCloud returned a punt to set Dallas up with great field position inside the San Francisco half. of

The 49ers regained the lead on the first play of the fourth quarter, courtesy of McCaffrey’s two-yard TD run of 10 plays, to cap a 91-yard drive.

Christian McCaffrey ran for what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown for the San Francisco 49ers against the Dallas Cowboys.

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Christian McCaffrey ran for what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown for the San Francisco 49ers against the Dallas Cowboys.

Christian McCaffrey ran for what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown for the San Francisco 49ers against the Dallas Cowboys.

Maher’s second FG from 43 yards moved the Cowboys back to within four, but another long 49ers drive, capped by Gould’s fourth field goal of the game, got one of their own with just over three minutes left. The score restored the advantage and Dallas failed. Threatening to find the end zone on the final exchange.

Statistics Guide

Cowboys

  • Passing: Dak Prescott, 23/37, 206 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs
  • Rushing: Ezekiel Elliott, 10 carries, 26 yards
  • Receiving: CeeDee Lamb, 10 catches, 117 yards
  • Dalton Schultz, five catches, 27 yards, 1 TD

49ers

  • Passing: Brock Purdy, 19/29, 214 yards
  • Rushing: Elijah Mitchell, 14 carries, 51 yards
  • Christian McCaffrey, 10 carries, 35 yards, 1 TD
  • RECEIVING: George Kittle, five catches, 95 yards

what’s next?

Next Sunday is our final four for the conference championship games, live on Sky Sports NFL.

First, the 49ers travel to Philadelphia to face the Eagles in the NFC title game (kick-off, 8pm), while the Kansas City Chiefs then host the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC (kick-off, 11.30pm). , with the progress of the conquerors. until Super Bowl LVII in Arizona on February 12.

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