The Cowboys aren’t dead yet. They can thank Jimmy Garoppolo for that.
After getting a 16-yard completion from punter Bryan Anger to C.J. Goodwin on a fake punt, the Cowboys got a 51-yard field goal from Greg Zuerlein to close to within 23-10.
The 49ers then melted down on their next possession, with Brandon Aiyuk getting called for a holding penalty on a run for what would have been a first down by Deebo Samuel. Two snaps later, Garoppolo threw a pass straight to Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown.
Brown returned the pick 23 yards to the San Francisco 28.
The Cowboys scored five plays later on a 5-yard scramble by Dak Prescott.
Dallas has closed to within 23-17 with 8:02 remaining.
The 49ers lost linebacker Fred Warner with 8:36 remaining. He has an ankle injury and is questionable to return.