49ers lead Cowboys 16-7 at halftime but Nick Bosa heads to locker room early

NFC Wild Card Playoffs - San Francisco 49ers v Dallas Cowboys
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The 49ers dominated the Cowboys in the first half, taking a 16-7 lead into the locker room.

San Francisco scored on its first four possessions and finished the first half with 203 yards. The only reason the Cowboys remain in the game is because the Dallas defense held the 49ers to field goals on three of the 49ers’ scoring possessions.

Elijah Mitchell scored a touchdown on the opening possession on a 4-yard run.

The 49ers then cashed in on field goals of 53, 40 and 52 yards by Robbie Gould. Gould now is 18-for-18 in his career on field goals in the playoffs, the most field goals without a miss in NFL postseason history. He also has made all 30 postseason extra points.

Dallas gained 67 of its 110 first half yards on its only scoring drive. Amari Cooper scored on a 20-yard pass from Dak Prescott.

Jimmy Garoppolo is 11-of-14 for 133 yards, while Prescott is 9-of-16 for 89 yards and a touchdown.

In first half injury news, the 49ers list defensive lineman Jordan Willis as questionable to return with an ankle injury. Defensive end Nick Bosa left late in the first half presumably to have a cognitive check after hitting his helmet on the leg of teammate D.J. Jones after getting a holding call on La'el Collins.

The Cowboys have five penalties for 39 yards and lost the time of possession 19:16 to 10:44.

10 responses to “49ers lead Cowboys 16-7 at halftime but Nick Bosa heads to locker room early

  1. Another Bosa brother injury. Great when they play but unfortunately can’t depend on a full game

  2. All eyes on Quinn and Moore during 2nd half. Who do they elevate to HC?
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    Garrett II.. Is there any doubt?

  3. The cowboys will escape this game. However, they will be completely destroyed in the next one. I just don’t think the 9ers have enough offensively to keep Dallas off the field. Too many field goals. Need to score touchdowns.

  4. birds of a feather says:

    January 16, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    The cowboys will escape this game. However, they will be completely destroyed in the next one. I just don’t think 

    Sf is kicking the boys all over the place… and at Jerry world hahahahaha I love this

  5. The Least Interesting Man Alive says:
    January 16, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    All eyes on Quinn and Moore during 2nd half. Who do they elevate to HC?
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    Garrett II.. Is there any doubt?
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    They gonna lose Quinn if they do. He completely revamped that D.

  6. Gould was released from the Bears because even in his words “both sides needed a change”. Why the Giants let him go is anybody’s guess. Glad to see him do well though. Quality and character type of player…..

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