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Halftime Report: Cowboys Trail 49ers 16-7 in Wild Card Playoff Game

After a disastrous start to their playoff meeting with the 49ers, the Cowboys have settled in kept it a competitive game after two quarters. Dallas goes into halftime with a 16-7 deficit to San Francisco in this 2021 game.

The 49ers marched the field to score an Elijah Mitchell rushing touchdown on the game's first possession. A slow start by the Cowboys , with only one first down on their first two drives, allowed the 49ers to establish early control.

While they've been kept out of the endzone since that first drive, San Francisco has scored a field goal on every other possession before the end of the half. At times they've been set up with short fields thanks to Dallas' offensive ineptitude.

Thankfully, the Cowboys started finding their rhythm in the second quarter. A nine-play, 67-yard drive was capped with a touchdown pass from to .

Dallas squandered a chance to narrow the margin at the end of the half, driving it to the 49ers' 39-yard-line but then losing yards on a holding . The drive then stalled and led to a punt.

The Cowboys have done enough to stay in range and will get the ball back to start the second half. But without crisper offensive execution, the may be the last 30 minutes of Dallas football this year.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
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5 penalties on Dallas, 1 on SF. NFL hates Jerry Jones and Vegas makes a mint when Dallas loses. Bad combination

Cowboy Fan Ed

I hope we bounce back but if we don’t if I was looking for a head coach it wouldn’t be DQ or KM because the forty niners defense and offense is out playing us at this point ! Also how is it that every kicker we face never misses ??


Dak is not guy ppl, you’re 40 mill QB just threw a pick that led to a TD, you dummies have some more excuses for as to why Dak isn’t to blame for me ? XD XD XD

Joe W Taylor

I’ve stuck by Dak as far as ima go. Sorry Jerrah, you need a new qb. Don’t wait as long as you did with his twin Romo.

Cowboy Fan Ed

I admit I was all for MM when we were looking for a coach but I’ve have come to the conclusion that this team needs a hard nose in your face coach that will not put up with stupid penalties and is there to coach and not be your best buddy!!


Since the dream killers lost today again, I place a CURSE on the entire team that they never win a championship again as long as Jerry Jones owns the team. The players, I wish all the worst for all of them.


I place a CURSE on the entire team that they never win another championship.


On the bright side, I’m no longer worried about several of these UFA’s leaving.
Randy Gregory? Bye! Go figure out how to line up and jump the snap somewhere else.
Connor Williams? Bye! Go get run over or draw flags while getting run over somewhere else.
Leighton Vander Esch? Sorry, but bye. One nice tackle after several missed ones just ain’t enough to save you.
Damontae Kazee? Bye.
Malik Hooker? Bye.
Michael Gallup? Bye.
Dorance Armstrong? Bye.


Oh, and once again, Dak is not the QB to win us a Super Bowl. He processes too slow, is too indecisive, and is too inaccurate. The only time he shines is in hurry up where he has to just hit one of his first two reads or throw it away. Nine times out of ten, he waits way too long to take off and run, and even then looks way too tentative. If he’d pull it down and run more often like he did on the TD, we’d be a lot better off.

Yeah, his WR’s and OL haven’t always been helpful. But, elite QB’s don’t need everything perfect to succeed.

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