Game Preview: San Francisco at Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys vs San Francisco 49ers
Sunday, November 23, 12:00 PM CST
Texas Stadium, Irving, TX – FOX

COWBOYS 2008 STATS 49ERS
116 RUSHING YPG 110
226 PASSING YPG 206
23 POINTS PER GAME 23
11th OFFENSE RANK 21st
106 RUSHING ALLOWED 107
188 PASSING ALLOWED 234
22.9 POINTS ALLOWED 27.5
9th DEFENSIVE RANK 21st


Our Last Encounter

The last time these two teams faced off was back on September 25, 2005. The Cowboys won the game by a field goal, beating San Francisco by the score of 34-31.

Who To Watch

When San Francisco has the ball all eyes will be on running back Frank Gore who is their biggest offensive threat. For the Cowboys, expect Marion Barber to have plenty of carries today as he will easily surpass 100 yards. Terrell Owens will finally get a chance to visit the end zone again and will have some key receptions against a banged up 49er secondary.

Did You Know?

The Cowboys have not scored more than 14 points in any of their last four contests (2-2 record). Dallas scored 14 or fewer just four times total in 40 games prior to the first game of the current streak.

San Francisco has had 47 offensive plays of 20 or more yards this season — tied with New Orleans for most of any team in the league. The 49ers had just thirty-nine 20+ yard plays in all of 2007 — 3rd fewest in football.

My Final Analysis

The Cowboys (6-4) and the 49ers (3-7) are both coming off big wins last week. The 49ers pounded the Rams 35-16, while the Cowboys edged the Redskins 14-10. The Cowboys are playing for their playoff survival, while the 49ers are just trying to end the season on a high note after what’s been a brutal season that has seen them fire their coach and replace him with Mike Singletary.

After examining the numbers, the Cowboys should easily come out on top this afternoon as long as they stay focused and limit the number of penalties.

Final Score

Dallas 27 – 49ers 13

Comments
  1. Raina

    Joe D. I like the stats box.