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‘It was a dogfight’: Jimmy Garoppolo describes 49ers’ wild playoff win vs. Cowboys

Jan 16, 2022 at 5:14 PM--


The San Francisco 49ers will travel to Green Bay next weekend to play the Packers in the Divisional round of the playoffs. It almost didn't turn out that way, though. The 49ers escaped AT&T Stadium with a 23-17 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in one of the most bizarre endings we've seen this season.

It came down to the last play of the game, and a miscue by quarterback Dak Prescott and the Cowboys offense in the closing seconds sealed the 49ers win.


Garoppolo had to watch from the sideline. After the game, CBS Sports' Tracy Wolfson asked the 49ers quarterback what was going through his head in those final wild moments.

"It was like that the whole day," Garoppolo said. "It really was. It was a dogfight, a hell of an atmosphere out here. The fans were nuts. It was everything we thought it was going to be. It was fun."

The 49ers defense lost Nick Bosa (concussion) and Fred Warner (ankle) in the game but still held onto the win.

"Guys just stepping up big in big key situations," Garoppolo said. "That's really what it was all day. Early on, we got it rolling with the offense and the defense just throughout the entire day. Those guys, we've got some dogs on our defense. It's fun."



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