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Divisional Round Preview: Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

Happy Friday, . In three days, the will take on the at Levi's Stadium. It's the of the 2022 NFL with a trip to the game on the line. 

The Cowboys won their matchup on the road last week, defeating and the 31-14. A heck of a response after what we saw in the season finale against the

It's the first time they have won a playoff game on the road in 30 years. 

Most of the fan base even picked Dallas to lose this game because it is the Cowboys in the playoffs. Not only did they win, but it might also have been one of the best games the team has played all season. 

From to the , it was a great team win. 

They all will need to carry over the momentum on short rest as they will now take on one of the hottest teams in football.

The 49ers have the best in the NFL and a great . Their backend is suspect, but Nick Bosa and the rest of the can get after the

Even as dominant as they have looked, since their 44-23 loss to the Chiefs in October, the 49ers have only played three teams with a winning record, all of which are no longer in the playoffs. 

They played Seattle twice, the Dolphins with a banged-up Tua, and the Chargers without Mike Williams. The Raiders took them to overtime in .

So, although they have looked unbeatable, opponents have found ways to score. 

My most crucial key to this game comes from the defensive side of football.

and the crew will have to string some stops together and keep the 49ers from getting momentum on their side.

Dallas was number one in the NFL in takeaways (33) and turnover percentage in the regular season. They will need to force one or two more on Sunday.

Make uncomfortable, and see if the rookie, who has started six games, can make a few plays. 

If we see the we did last week, the Cowboys will make their first trip to the title game in over 30 years. We all know the 49ers are head and shoulders above the Bucs, but I like their chances if Dallas wins the turnover battle. 

The only concern is how off looked against the Bucs in the Wild Card round. He has been UNREAL all year and missed four extra points on Monday night.

Dallas signed Tristan Vizcaino to the practice squad Wednesday.

Maher is still expected to kick Sunday at San Fran, but the Wild Card game has me pressing just a bit.

We all know how last year ended for the Cowboys, and now Dallas has a chance to end the 49ers' hopes in their building.

I've said this team feels different all season, even when they didn't look good. They responded last week and will do the same this week. The Cowboys will make their first NFC Championship game in over 30 years. 

Cowboys 29 — 49ers 26. 

Shane Taylor
Shane Taylor
Cowboys fan from the Midwest. Writing is fun, Staff writer for Inside The Star. Follow me on twitter @ShaneTaylor43

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Mario Martinez

if this is a shootout like the majority expect
DAL 38
S.F. 35
But if the COWBOYS dominate like I expect
DAL 28
S.F. 17

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