Sometimes statistics can be deceiving. In this contest, it appeared as if the Cowboys dominated! After all, they controlled the clock and accumulated nearly 500 yards of offense, compared the San Francisco’s 317, and they sacked 49er’s quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo 6 times. But Dallas also played on a much longer field and ended up on the short end of a 23-16 decision.
Still, Dallas had plenty of chances – actually taking the lead briefly midway through the 3rd quarter after a 51-yard TD pass from Dak Prescott to Michael Gallup. But, it ended up being two costly turnovers that did the Boys in. Jason Witten coughed up a fumble after a completion at his own 15 yard line, and Garoppolo found Emmanuel Sanders for a TD on the Niners’ first play following the turnover.
But, it was the second turnover that was particularly painful. With about 3:00 left in the game, Dallas took over at their own 12 yard line, trailing by seven points. Prescott, who had a terrific game, drove his team all the way down the field inside the San Francisco 10 yard line. But, it was here that he got hit trying to throw and Nick Bosa picked off the errant pass with only 20 seconds left in the game to lock up a 49er’s victory.