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NFL Preview: Dallas Cowboys (3-1) at San Francisco 49ers (4-0)

STADIUM: Levi’s Stadium
REFEREE: Alan Eck

DATE: Sunday, October 8, 2023 GAME TIME: 8:20 PM ET
NBC: Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Melissa Stark
Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, Ryan Harris
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) DAL: 83 or 227 SF: 85 or 226 National: 88

ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: SF leads series, 15-14-1 (DAL won past 3)

THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 12/20/20: SF 33 at DAL 41

HEAD COACHES NOTES:

Mike McCarthy vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 6-6 Reg. Season: 158-98-2 (.616) Postseason: 11-10 (.524)

Kyle Shanahan vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 2-2 Reg. Season: 56-46 (.549) Postseason: 6-3 (.667)

DALLAS COWBOYS NOTES:

  • QB DAK PRESCOTT completed 28 of 34 atts. (82.4 pct.) for 261 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 108.5 rating last week. Has 6 TDs (5 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 123.4 rating in 2 career reg. season starts vs. SF. Aims for his 3rd in row in reg. season at SF with 2+ TD passes & 110+ rating.
  • RB TONY POLLARD had 132 scrimmage yards (69 rush, 63 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in last reg. season meeting. Aims for his 5th in row with 60+ scrimmage yards. Aims for his 3rd in row on SNF with 2+ rush TDs.
  • WR CEEDEE LAMB had 1st rec. TD of season last week. Had 10 catches for 117 yards in 2022 NFC-D vs. SF. Had 5 catches for 85 yards in last reg. season meeting. Aims for his 4th in row on SNF with 75+ scrimmage yards.
  • WR MICHAEL GALLUP aims for his 3rd in row with 5+ catches & 60+ rec. yards. Had rec. TD in last reg. season meeting.
  • TE JAKE FERGUSON led team & set career highs with 7 catches & 77 rec. yards last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 5+ catches.
  • LB MICAH PARSONS has 4 sacks, 9 TFL & 3 PD in 6 career SNF games. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with sack.
  • LB LEIGHTON VANDER ESCH had 1st-career FR-TD in Week 4.
  • DT OSA ODIGHIZUWA aims for his 4th in row on road with TFL. Had sack in 2022 NFC-D vs. SF.
  • DE DEMARCUS LAWRENCE has 3 sacks, 4 TFL, 2 FFs & FR in 4 career games vs. SF, incl. postseason. Aims for his 4th in row overall vs. SF with TFL.
  • S DARON BLAND had career-high 3 PD & 2 INTs in Week 4, his 2nd-career game with 2 INTs. Had 11 tackles & PD in 2022 NFC-D vs. SF.
  • S JAYRON KEARSE had 3rd-career game with 2 PD last week.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS NOTES:

  • 49ERS improved to 4-0 for 1st time since 2019 & have won 14 consecutive reg. season games. Became 1st team since 2012-13 Broncos with 30+ points in 7 straight reg. season games.
  • QB BROCK PURDY completed 20 of 21 atts. (95.2 pct. – 4thhighest in single game in NFL history, min. 20 atts.) for 283 yards & had 2 TDs (1 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 134.6 rating in Week 4. Can become 3rd QB to begin career since 1970 (Ben Roethlisberger & Mike Tomczak) to win each of 1st 10 career starts. Leads NFL with 115.1 rating in 2023.
  • RB CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY became 4th player in SB era with 100+ rush yards (106), 3 rush TDs, 70+ rec. yards (71) & rec. TD in single game last week. Can tie HOFer Emmitt Smith (1995) with most consecutive games, incl. playoffs, (14) with TD since 1990. Has 12 career games with both rush TD & rec. TD, tied-2nd most in NFL history. Is 2nd player in SB era (Smith – 1995) with 600+ scrimmage yards (600) & 7+ scrimmage TDs (7) in team’s 1st 4 games of season.
    Has 9 TDs (5 rush, 4 rec.) in 10 career primetime games.
  • WR DEEBO SAMUEL has 100+ scrimmage yards & TD in 4 of his past 5 primetime games at home. Has 166 scrimmage yards (83 per game) & rush TD in 2 career games vs. Dal. (both playoffs).
  • WR BRANDON AIYUK had 6 catches for career-high 148 rec. yards in Week 4 & has 100+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 5.
  • TE GEORGE KITTLE had 5 catches for 95 yards in 2022 NFC-D vs. Dal. Aims for his 4th in row in primetime with 80+ rec. yards.
  • DL NICK BOSA aims for his 7th in row in primetime with sack & 9th in row in primetime with TFL.
  • DL JAVON HARGRAVE had 3rd sack of season last week.
  • LB FRED WARNER had 9 tackles & INT in 2022 NFC-D vs. Dal.
  • S TALANOA HUFANGA has INT in 3 of his past 5 primetime games.
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