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Fred Warner on 49ers-Cowboys: ‘It’s going to be a battle’

Jan 11, 2022 at 5:32 PM--

Everyone is getting pretty excited for Sunday's playoff clash between the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys. Players on both teams are too young to know what this rivalry once meant to fans. However, they know that one team's season will end this weekend.

Many are saying that no team—not even the NFC East champions—wants to face the 49ers right now. They could be among the playoffs' most dangerous teams.

"They're very confident," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on Tuesday. "They've won some big games. They've won it against some good teams. They play in a tough division over there. … They'll be a real, real mess to deal with out here Sunday."

Star linebacker Fred Warner knows none of that matters regarding Sunday's game. The 49ers will have to have their best outing of the season. He knows if San Francisco was the higher-seeded team, people might be saying the same things about the Cowboys.

"I do have a lot of confidence in our team, but you could say the same thing about—let's say the roles were reversed, and the Cowboys were at the sixth seed, and we were at the three seed," Warner told Rich Eisen on The Rich Eisen Show. "Who's the last team you want to play? The sixth seed. You don't want to play the Cowboys. They're talented at every single position on their entire team. Literal stars at each position group."

Jones had added that the 49ers are battle-tested heading into Sunday's game against his Cowboys. On Sunday, Warner's squad found itself in a must-win situation just to make the playoffs. It took a comeback from 17 points down and overtime to knock off the NFC West champion Los Angeles Rams and clinch a playoff berth.

The 49ers know to expect another tough game at AT&T Stadium on Sunday.

"It's going to be a battle," Warner continued. "It's going to be the biggest one of the year, obviously, which that's what the playoffs are. And it's going to be two dogs going at it, and I think it's going to be a four-quarter football game, back and forth. And we're going to have to play our best game if we want a chance to win."

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