Is this the scenario to win the game?
The Cowboys need to control their emotions and stick to the script to progress in the tournament this weekend. As the most talented team, the Cowboys can’t give the game away with turnovers, excessive penalties, missed assignments or kicking errors. While they don’t need to play a perfect game, the Cowboys can win comfortably if they play a clean game with minimal self-inflicted errors.
Offensively, the Cowboys need to run the ball effectively to keep the 49ers from charging into Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb on the perimeter. The 49ers secondary is vulnerable, but the Cowboys will need to run the ball enough to command loaded boxes and single coverage on the outside. If Dak Prescott has enough time to attack against soft coverage on the perimeter, Cooper and Lamb could go wild as primary options in the passing game. With Cedrick Wilson also showing some skill as a key contributor, the Cowboys’ aerial offense could eventually overwhelm the 49ers in the second half.
In defense, the Cowboys will have to contain the game to force Jimmy Garoppolo to carry the offensive. The veteran setter is a turnover machine with questionable judgment and pocket accuracy. If Jimmy G. passes more than 25 times, the Cowboys ball-hawking defensive backs will have plenty of chances to land an interception on a knockdown pass or a knocked down ball. Given the impact of the turnover battle, the end result, the Cowboys want to turn the 49ers into a passing team to increase their chances of getting the ball.
If the Cowboys are able to match the physicality of the 49ers while showing solid gap discipline against the run, Mike McCarthy will guide his team past the Wild Card Round with a big home win.
Vikings rumours: Todd Bowles, Kellen Moore, DeMeco Ryans requested for HC interviews – Tim Daniels, Bleacher Report
Kellen Moore continues to be a hot name for teams looking to fill their vacancy at HC.
Moore, 33, has risen rapidly through the coaching ranks since his playing career ended in 2017. The former quarterback coached the Cowboys’ QBs in 2018 and was promoted to offensive coordinator the following year.
Dallas ranked first in total offense in 2019 and 2021. They fell to 14th last year when quarterback Dak Prescott was limited to five games with an ankle injury.
Broncos covet Dan Quinn as head coach; growing expectations that Cowboys DC will be the contender to beat – Jason La Confora, CBSSports
The Denver Broncos may covet Dan Quinn, but does he covet the Broncos?
the Denver Broncos still have a lot of work to do in their search for a head coach, but league sources have indicated even before Vic Fangio’s sacking that the team has serious interest in Dallas defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, and he is increasingly expected to be the candidate to beat for this opening.
The Broncos certainly have competition, as five teams have requested interviews with Quinn, and if the Raiders Where sea hawks make a coaching change, he would most likely be on the shortlist there as well. But Denver has long seemed a perfect fit for the former United States coach. Falcons, Broncos general manager George Paton worked on him a lot, and it wouldn’t surprise many people in the league if at least some of the young coaches the Broncos interviewed until they could get an audience along with Quinn end up as part of his staff in case he becomes their next head coach.
Cowboys or 49ers, who do you think will win this Wild Card game?
Kyle Youmans: There’s a lot of excitement around this game for many reasons, including the story and the pageantry around these two legendary franchises and fanbases. But for me, my enthusiasm is for a team that has a chance to be special. The 2021 Cowboys have done so many special things heading into this playoff series and have the talent to make a deep run if they live up to expectations. San Francisco brings a tough game, especially with a defense that has played as well as any NFL team in the past two months. But top to bottom, I believe Dallas is the deepest and most talented team that will finally show up this weekend. Dallas wins it in a press release to open the playoffs and set the tone for what’s to come, 38-24.
Mickey Spaniard: The Cowboys have all the stars you could want, Dak, Zeke, CeeDee, Amari, Cedrick, Pollard, Schultz, Micah, Diggs, Gregory and D-Law. But this first-round playoff game against the 49ers will come down to the performance of this Cowboys offensive line, Tyron Smith, Zack Martin and the others. This line, with the gang reunited again, must perform admirably against San Francisco’s formidable defensive front, both creating traffic lanes for Zeke and Tony Pollard and protecting Dak Prescott. The Cowboys have the offensive firepower to win this game, but the stars will only come out if the offensive line works well. Gut says it will, which means the Cowboys win, 27-23, over the 49ers.
Jerry Jones mostly expects a Cowboys crowd for rivalry playoff game with 49ers – Ryan Gaydos, Fox News
A loud and rambunctious home crowd could give the Cowboys a little extra edge.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Friday he was sure AT&T Stadium would be filled mostly with Dallas fans, even though San Francisco fans are known to travel well.
“I guarantee it will be a Cowboy crowd, no doubt. … It’s a home game, and we’ll take advantage of the home crowd,” Jones said. 105.3 The Fan in Dallas.
Cowboys could replace Mike McCarthy with Kellen Moore if team doesn’t meet playoff expectations – Jason La Confora, CBSSports
Rumors always abound when it comes to Jerry Jones.
Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones could consider a coaching change if the team fails to meet expectations this season, league sources have said, with his top two assistants to head coach Mike McCarthy sparking serious interest in the head coach of other teams. Several sources familiar with Jones have indicated that a loss in the wildcard round would cause Jones to at least consider leading the team as coordinators Dan Quinn and Kellen Moore prepare for many head coaching interviews.
Jones has long been a big supporter of Moore and believed early on in the young coach’s ability to shape an offense, work with quarterbacks and call plays. Dak Prescott has done his best with Moore in charge and Jones is very comfortable with the coordinator’s demeanor and progress, also seeing him internally as a future head coach. Losing Moore would be seen by the Jones family as a significant departure, and although McCarthy had won a Lombardi Trophy, he took the job knowing that Jones wanted to keep Moore as coordinator. McCarthy’s two-year tenure was also filled with ups and downs.
“If this season doesn’t end the way Jerry thinks it should, don’t be surprised if Kellen Moore is their next head coach much sooner rather than later,” a source familiar with Jones said. “He doesn’t want to lose it.”
Another source close to the owner added: “It’s not like there isn’t a precedent for something like this. Remember what they did to keep Jason Garrett. It wouldn’t be out of character at all.
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