Earlier in the week, Jerry Jones stated that he would see how the Cowboys compare to the greatest players in the NFL on Sunday night.
The response? Not at all well.
The 49ers, who have ended the Cowboys’ season in each of the last two years, proved they are still a better club than their NFC opponent on Sunday, as everything that could go wrong for Dallas did go wrong.
On the first drive, the 49ers shredded Dallas’ defence, setting the stage for future success. In the 42-10 victory, Brock Purdy completed four touchdown passes, three of which went to George Kittle. For the fourteenth straight game, Christian McCaffrey found the end zone, and all of San Francisco’s offensive weapons contributed.
The 49ers played tenacious defence. Fred Warner, who concluded the game with an interception, sack, and forced fumble in a swarming performance, had the most influence of all.
The Cowboys’ offence appeared disoriented and uneasy, much like it did during their playoff departure the previous season. After Dak Prescott threw three interceptions in the second half of the game, Dallas’ slow start to the game swiftly came to an end. It got so out of control so fast that with almost 12 minutes left, the 49ers’ Sam Darnold entered the game.
There will always be doubts about Prescott and the Cowboys’ ability to overcome the calibre of the NFC. Despite their impressive victories, Dallas is currently two games behind the Eagles in the NFC East.
With all of their primary offensive weapons back to full strength and the defence living up to expectations, the 49ers are playing excellent football. Although Kyle Shanahan’s team is far from guaranteed victory against the Browns, Vikings, and Bengals, San Francisco, which is currently 5-0, doesn’t play a club with a winning record until Week 10.
Sporting News kept track of scoring updates and highlights from “Sunday Night Football,” which featured the Cowboys and 49ers. Examine all of the significant instances that you may have overlooked.
Cowboys vs. 49ers final score
Cowboys vs. 49ers results, highlights from ‘Sunday Night Football’
(All times Eastern)
Final: Cowboys 42, 49ers 10
11:26 p.m. -That’s the end! After defeating the Cowboys, the 49ers have reestablished themselves as one of the league’s most formidable teams. San Francisco has won all five of its games.
11:24 p.m. — As the timer goes down, these teams are exchanging possession. Officials had to break up a brief altercation as Dallas’s anger grew.
11:14 p.m. — Rush’s first drive of the game is stopped by a sack by Kevin Givens, which also leads up to a punt by Bryan Anger. For the 49ers, backups are available almost everywhere.
11:09 p.m. — Mitch Wishnowsky made a great punt for the 49ers, who are just hoping to avoid injuries for the remainder of the game.
11:09 p.m. — Cooper Rush is in the game for the Cowboys…
11:04 p.m. — 49ers player Sam Darnold has entered the game. There are still 12 minutes left, so that’s where we are.
11:00 p.m. INTERCEPTION — What a waste of that! While Prescott struggles to find success against this San Francisco defence, Oren Burks records the 49ers’ third interception of the game.
10:59 p.m. It’s a little bit late, but the Cowboys are moving the ball now. At last, Tony Pollard breaks through with a 26-yard rush.
Cowboys 10. TOUCHDOWN:
10:53 p.m., 49ers 42, Jordan Mason scores another touchdown for the 49ers with a mere step! For the Cowboys, this is terrible on many levels, and Leighton Vander Esch is out of commission as well. 49ers 42–10.
At 10:52 p.m., interception, forced fumble, and now a sack for Fred Warner this evening. His hands catch a deflected pass from Prescott, giving the 49ers another opportunity to score right away.
10:47 p.m., 49ers 35, Cowboys 10. TOUCHDOWN: Purdy’s fifth touchdown of the game comes off a pass to Kyle Juszczyk for the 49ers. Purdy’s four touchdowns alone serve as proof that San Francisco is putting everything on the Cowboys.
Three-quartertime result: 49ers 28, Cowboys 10.
10:43 p.m. — The Niners are just a yard away from tying the game at 25 points as they are now controlling the ball inch by inch.
10:38 p.m.: Jauan Jennings’ 19-yard grab has put the 49ers just shy of the red zone. Along with his three touchdowns, Purdy has now gained 242 yards.
3.32 p.m. Tashaun Gipson intercepts Prescott’s pass as he heaves it downfield while under pressure. This might end up being a nasty game for the Cowboys, who have humiliated a number of opponents this season.
Cowboys 10, 49ers 28
At 10:27 p.m. TOUCHDOWN: George Kittle scored three touchdowns in a row. Any owners of Kittle fantasy teams are ecstatic as the 49ers have everything clicking offensively tonight.
10:25 p.m.: When Aiyuk loses, Deebo Samuel wins. The 49ers offence is currently so effortless that you can see it on the very next play as Samuel rushes for 43 yards. With the goal of tying the score at three, San Francisco is in the red zone.
10:23 p.m. An offensive holding penalty negates Aiyuk’s 40-yard gain. Amazing. A swing in momentum is that. The offender is Spencer Burford.
10:21 p.m.: The relationship between Purdy and AIYUK is still growing. After the 49ers’ drive began with a false start, Aiyuk went for 23 yards to give them some breathing room.
10:17 p.m.: 49ers 21, Cowboys 10. Field Goal: Dallas is only able to muster a field goal as the 49ers’ defence tightens its grip. San Francisco now leads 21-10 as Brandon Aubrey hits a deep ball from 50 yards out.
10:13 p.m.: CeeDee Lamb is hit by Prescott for a significant 29-yard gain. With that, the Cowboys enter 49ers territory early in the second half.
49ers 21, Cowboys 7, 9:58 p.m., end of first half The defence of San Francisco is dominating the Cowboys once more. Dallas is raising the white flag on the half, and it’s Dre Greenlaw’s chance to sack Prescott. With the ball, they will begin the second half.
At 9:56 p.m., 49ers edge rusher Drake Jackson is leaving the field after needing some medical treatment.
9:52 p.m.: The 49ers made an attempt to rally, but a third-down ball to Aiyuk was incomplete. Before the break, Dallas gets one minute to attempt to score.
9:45 p.m. During their previous drive, the Cowboys were more proficient on third down; however, Prescott’s pass to Ferguson on third down is incomplete and immediately ends the drive. Just a few minutes remain before halftime for the 49ers to completely dominate this game.
49ers 21, Cowboys 7, 9:38 p.m. Touchdown: McCaffrey drives through to score. He finds the end zone for the 14th straight game, giving the Niners a two-point lead once again.
Deebo at 9:37 p.m. Despite some heavy knocks, Samuel manages to drive the 49ers to the one-yard line. It’s San Francisco banging on the door once more.
9:35 p.m.: The Cowboys had been restraining McCaffrey quite well up until this moment, but the former Pro Bowl player grabs a screen pass for 19 yards to get the Niners close to the red zone.
Aiyuk kicked off the 49ers’ drive at 9:31 p.m. with a quick 15-yard reception. After three catches, he has gone up to 35 yards.
49ers 14, Dallas 7, 9:27 p.m. Touchdown: KaVontae Turpin shows off his quickness, gains space, and catches a throw from Prescott in the end zone! Dallas re-enters the game with a masterfully designed 26-yard play.
At 9:24 p.m., Prescott completes a huge third-down conversion and scores a touchdown. 20 yards is that.
At 9:23 p.m. With just 10 yards on six touches so far this evening, Tony Pollard is having a difficult time.
9:22 p.m.: Prescott finds Cooks with a terrific ball to give the Cowboys another first-down opportunity.
The Cowboys are ahead 0-1 at 9:20 p.m. It took less than seventeen minutes. Although Dallas is still in its own zone, it appears that points are necessary to stay in the game on this drive.
9:14 p.m.: 49ers 14, Cowboys 0. Touchdown: That was really swift! Kittle is hit by Purdy after some cunning, and the tight end has a two-score night. The 49ers are up 14-0.
9:13 PM: After Fred Warner sacks Prescott, the Cowboys are forced to punt out of their own end zone. Warner has fumbled and has a sack now. The 49ers will be in a favourable field position.
8:30 p.m. FUMBLE: No way, not again! They are exchanging errors! The 49ers’ dreams of winning this game 14-0 are dashed when Jourdan Lewis snatches the ball out of McCaffrey’s hands.
49ers 7, Cowboys 0, at 9:04 p.m. to end the first quarter. The 49ers ball is confirmed. Here is where San Francisco has an immediate opportunity.
9:01 a.m. FUMBLE: Oh my God! The ball appears to have been recovered by the 49ers after Pollard knocked it out deep in Cowboys territory. That ball was largely outside of Pollard’s control, but officials are making sure no one was out of bounds. The 49ers might have their setup in the red zone.
The 49ers’ drive completely breaks down at 8:59 p.m. After San Francisco is penalised for a delay of game, Christian McCaffrey is dropped on third and fifteen for a five-yard loss. Dallas has won big by not giving up even a field goal.
8:56 p.m.: With the 49ers dominating third down early in the game, Purdy passes to Kyle Juszczyk to sustain the Niners’ drive on third and 1.
8:54 p.m. At this point, Kearse aligns offsides… For the 49ers, who aren’t moving as fluidly as they were on their initial drive, that prolongs the drive.
8:50 p.m.: Jayron Kearse records the Cowboys’ first sack of the evening, but on the following play, Deebo Samuel totals 11 of the 12 yards that San Francisco requires.
8:00:46 p.m. Nick Bosa sacks Dak Prescott to put an abrupt stop to the drive after Lamb makes his first grab of the evening, but he fails to get the first down. Against the Cowboys in January, this 49ers defence continued where it left off.
Tony Pollard is benched for a loss to begin Dallas’ second drive at 8:44 p.m.
8:40 p.m.: Johnathan Hankins makes a huge tackle with his helmet to block Purdy’s third-down ball, forcing the Cowboys to punt.
At 8:36 p.m., the 49ers’ defence dominated Dallas on that drive. The Cowboys will punt it straight back after three plays and two incompletions.
8:30 p.m.: 49ers 7, Cowboys 0. Touchdown: Purdy scores after finding a wide-open Kittle in the end zone! Kyle Shanahan had a masterful first drive, and San Francisco is up early, 7-0.
8:00 p.m. There’s some confusion when Deebo Samuel fumbles a ball that was very definitely in play, but Dallas is penalised for offsides, so it’s all in vain. The 49ers are in position to make a field goal.
8:25 p.m.: Following a facemask penalty and Brandon Aiyuk’s nine-yard pass, the 49ers have already crossed the midfield line.
8:00:23 p.m. We are going to start, but the kickoff is a little later than usual. With the ball first, the 49ers will play.
Eight-ten p.m. Jerry Jones stated this week that this game will be a test of the Cowboys’ ability to compete with the best in the NFL, as if Dallas wasn’t under enough pressure after the 49ers eliminated them from the playoffs in back-to-back seasons.
Vernon Davis and Frank Gore are in attendance at 7:56 p.m. A couple of the best from Jim Harbaugh’s final, illustrious 49ers regime
7:30:36 p.m. After two straight games with just four catches, CeeDee Lamb is exhausted. Is this the night he gives a major performance?
At 7:11 p.m., the 49ers acquired Against his previous squad, Randy Gregory is formally out of commission.
7:01 p.m.: The 49ers need to win to stay ahead of the Eagles in the NFC, as they are going to win in Los Angeles. The No. 1 seed is definitely on their minds after they had to play the last two NFC championship games away from home.
6:45 p.m.: Tonight in Santa Clara, temperatures are expected to reach the upper 70s and be bright, extending the current trend of fantastic primetime weather. Nothing justifies these severe transgressions.
Which channel will the Cowboys vs. 49ers game be on today?
- Game: Cowboys vs. 49ers
- Date: Sunday, Oct. 8
- TV channel: NBC
- Live stream: Peacock | NBCSports.com | Fubo (U.S.) | DAZN (Canada)
It is possible to watch Cowboys vs. 49ers on NBC, which has long owned the broadcast rights to “Sunday Night Football.”
Melissa Stark will be the sideline reporter, and play-by-play commentator Mike Tirico and colour analyst Cris Collinsworth will be on the call from Levi’s Stadium. The play-by-play legend Al Michaels was replaced by Tirico, and Michele Tafoya was replaced by Stark, as the crew embarks on their second season together.
In addition, fans may stream the game with a subscription on Peacock, NBCSports.com, or Fubo, which is offering a free trial.
DAZN offers live streaming of all NFL games for viewers in Canada.
Start time for Cowboys vs. 49ers
Time: Sunday, October 8.
8:20 p.m. ET (5:20 p.m. CT) is the start time.
The Cowboys and 49ers play on Sunday night at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The game is scheduled to begin at 8:20 p.m. ET (5:20 p.m. local time).
Although the Cowboys and 49ers have a lengthy history together, San Francisco has defeated Dallas in each of their previous two encounters. Just psychologically speaking, a Dallas victory on Sunday could be beneficial given that the 49ers eliminated the Cowboys from the postseason the previous two seasons.