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Key stats from the 49ers’ 23-17 playoff win over the Cowboys

Jan 16, 2022 at 7:41 PM--

The San Francisco 49ers eliminated the Dallas Cowboys from the playoffs on Sunday with a thrilling 23-17 win at AT&T Stadium in the Wild Card round.

Below are several statistics and notes from Sunday's game, which were provided by the 49ers Communications staff.

With The Win…

  • The 49ers improved to 18-19-1 all-time against the Cowboys, including a 3-5 record in the postseason.
  • San Francisco has now reached the Divisional Round of the Playoffs for the 2nd time in 3 seasons.
  • The Niners improved to 5-2 all-time in the Wild Card Round and are now 2-2 all-time on the road in Wild Card matchups.
  • The 49ers have now won consecutive playoff games against the Cowboys, having defeated Dallas, 38-28, in the 1995 NFC Championship Game vs. Dal. (1/15/95).
  • Head coach Kyle Shanahan improved to 3-1 as a head coach in the postseason.


  • San Francisco's offensive line did not allow a sack in the postseason for the first time since 1/5/03 vs. NYG (NFC-WC).

Elijah Mitchell

  • Making his postseason debut, RB Elijah Mitchell rushed for 96 yds. and 1 TD on 27 carries.
  • Mitchell scored on a 4-yd. TD run, becoming the first 49ers rookie to register a TD run in the postseason since RB LaMichael James registered a 15-yd. TD run at Atl. (1/20/13 – NFC-C). He also became the 4th rookie to register a rushing TD in the postseason.

49ers Rookies To Rush For A TD In A Postseason Game
Player Opp. Round Date TDs
RB William Floyd vs. Chi NFC-D 1/7/95 3
RB Elijah Mitchell at Dal. NFC-WC 1/16/22 1
RB LaMichael James at Atl. NFC-C 1/20/13 1
RB William Floyd vs. Dal NFC-C 1/15/95 1
RB Roger Craig vs. Det NFC-D 12/31/83 1

  • Mitchell's 27 carries were tied for the 2nd-most in a postseason game in franchise history [Raheem Mostert – 29 vs. GB (1/19/20 – NFC-C) & Ken Willard – 27 at Min. (12/27/70 – NFC-D)].

Deebo Samuel

  • WR Deebo Samuel hauled in 3 recepts. for 38 yds. He also added 10 carries for 72 yds. and 1 TD on the ground. His 26-yd. TD run was the first postseason rushing TD of his career.
  • His 72 rushing yds. are the most by a WR in a postseason game in NFL history. Samuel now owns 2 of the 3 games with the most rushing yds. by a WR in a postseason game.

Most Rushing Yds. In A Postseason Game By A WR, NFL History
Rank Player Opp. Round Date Yds.
1. WR Deebo Samuel at Dal. NFC-WC 1/16/22 72
2. WR James Lofton at Dal. NFC-D 1/16/83 71
3. WR Deebo Samuel at KC SB LIV 2/2/20 53

Charles Omenihu

  • DL Charles Omenihu notched 3 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 1 FF on the day, marking the first 1.5 sacks and FF of his postseason career.

Nick Bosa

  • DL Nick Bosa registered 3 tackles and 0.5 sack on the day. He now has 4.5 sacks in the 4 games of his postseason career and at least 0.5 sacks in each.

Samson Ebukam

  • DL Samson Ebukam registered 2 tackles and 0.5 sacks, marking his first 0.5 sack of his postseason career.

Arik Armstead

  • DL Arik Armstead notched 4 tackles and 1.0 sack on the day. He now has 3.0 sacks in his postseason career.

D.J. Jones

  • DL D.J. Jones notched 1 tackle and 1.0 sack on the day, marking his first career postseason sack.

Kevin Givens

  • DL Kevin Givens tallied 4 tackles and 0.5 sack, marking his first 0.5 sack of his postseason career.

K'Waun Williams

  • CB K'Waun Williams finished the game with 2 tackles and 1 INT of Cowboys QB Dak Prescott. Williams' INT led to Samuel's 26-yd. TD run.

Robbie Gould

  • K Robbie Gould connected on FGs of 53, 52 and 40 yds. He remains a perfect 18 of 18 in his postseason career, including a 10 of 10 mark with the 49ers, which ranks 3rd all-time for most FGM in franchise history.
  • Gould's 53-yd. FG was the 2nd-longest in his postseason career [54-yd. FG vs. GB (1/19/20 – NFC-C)]. He now owns the 3-longest FGM in 49ers postseason history.

Longest FGM In A Postseason Game, Franchise History
Rank Player Opp. Round Date Yds.
1. Robbie Gould vs. GB NFC-C 1/19/20 54
2. Robbie Gould at Dal. NFC-WC 1/16/22 53
3. Robbie Gould at Dal. NFC-WC 1/16/22 52
4. Phil Dawson at Car. NFC-D 1/24/14 49
5. Wade Richey vs. GB NFC-WC 1/3/99 48

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