Cowboys vs. 49ers final score, results: San Francisco stays undefeated with rout of Dallas | Sporting News (2024)

Jerry Jones said earlier in the week that Sunday night's game would show him how the Cowboys stack up against the NFL's best.

The answer? Not very well.

Everything that could go wrong for Dallas on Sunday did go wrong, in a game that confirmed a 49ers team that ended the Cowboys' season in each of the last two years remains a level above its NFC counterpart.

The 49ers carved up Dallas' defense on the opening drive, and that was a sign of what was to come. Brock Purdy threw four touchdowns in the 42-10 rout, includingthree to George Kittle. Christian McCaffrey scored a touchdown for a 14th consecutivegame as all of San Francisco's offensive weapons got involved.

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Defensively, the 49ers were relentless. Nobody had a larger impact than Fred Warner, who finished the night with an interception, sack and forced fumble in a swarming performance.

The Cowboys' offense looked very much like it did in last season's playoff exit -- uncomfortable and out of sorts. Dallas was sluggish through the first half of the game, and the night unraveled quickly when Dak Prescott threw three interceptions in the second half. It got out of hand so quickly that Sam Darnold entered the game for the 49ers with more than 12 minutes remaining.

For Prescott and the Cowboys, questions about whether they can get over the hump against the class of the NFC will persist. While their wins have been dominant, Dallas already sits two games behind the Eagles in the NFC East.

The 49ers are rolling right along, with all of their major offensive weapons now healthy and the defense living up to its billing as well. San Francisco, now 5-0, doesn't face a team with a winning record until Week 10, though the Browns, Vikings and Bengals are far from automatic wins for Kyle Shanahan's team.

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The Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from "Sunday Night Football" between the Cowboys and 49ers. Check out all of the key moments you might have missed.

Cowboys vs. 49ers final score


Cowboys vs. 49ers results, highlights from 'Sunday Night Football'

(All times Eastern)

Final: 49ers 42, Cowboys 10

11:26 p.m. — That'll do it! The 49ers trounce the Cowboys and reassert themselves as one of the NFL's most dominant teams. Through five games, San Francisco is unbeaten.

11:24 p.m. — These teams are trading possessions as the clock winds down. There was a brief skirmish officials had to break up as frustrations mount for Dallas.

11:14 p.m. — A sack by Kevin Givens ends Rush's first drive of the night and sets up a Bryan Anger punt. Backups are in nearly all around for the 49ers.

11:09 p.m. — Cooper Rush is in the game for the Cowboys...

11:07 p.m. — Mitch Wishnowsky with an excellent punt for the 49ers, who are just trying to get through the rest of the game injury-free.

11:04 p.m. — Sam Darnold has entered the game with 49ers. So, that's where we are with 12 minutes still on the clock.

11:00 p.m. INTERCEPTION — So much for that. Oren Burks gets the 49ers' third interception of the night as Prescott continues to struggle against this San Francisco defense.

Now it's Oren Burks' turn to get an INT! @BangTimeBurks

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— NFL (@NFL) October 9, 2023

10:59 p.m. — The Cowboys are moving the ball now, when it's a bit too late. Tony Pollard rips off a 26-yard run to finally break through.

49ers 42, Cowboys 10

10:53 p.m. TOUCHDOWN— And just like that, Jordan Mason runs in for another 49ers touchdown! This is ugly on all levels for the Cowboys, and Leighton Vander Esch is now down as well. 42-10, 49ers.

Jordan Mason cruises in untouched 😤 @jpmason27

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— NFL (@NFL) October 9, 2023

10:52 p.m. INTERCEPTION— Fred Warner now has a sack, forced fumble and an interception tonight. A pass from Prescott is deflected into his hands, and the 49ers have another instant scoring opportunity.

— NFL (@NFL) October 9, 2023

49ers 35, Cowboys 10

10:47 p.m. TOUCHDOWN — Purdy hits Kyle Juszczyk for the 49ers' fifth touchdown of the night. That's four touchdowns for Purdy alone, and San Francisco is pouring it all on the Cowboys.

.@49ers making themselves at home in the end zone 🧃 @JuiceCheck44

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— NFL (@NFL) October 9, 2023

End of third quarter: 49ers 28, Cowboys 10

10:43 p.m. — San Francisco is moving the ball inch-by-inch now, and the 'Niners are a yard away from making this a 25-point game.

10:38 p.m. — The 49ers are on the verge of entering the red zone after a 19-yard catch by Jauan Jennings. Purdy is up to 242 yards to go along with his three touchdowns.

10:32 p.m. INTERCEPTION— Prescott heaves it downfield under pressure and it's intercepted by Tashaun Gipson. For a Cowboys team that has embarrassed a few opponents this year, they might be on the bad end of an ugly game here.

Dak goes deep and Tashaun Gipson picks it off.

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— NFL (@NFL) October 9, 2023

49ers 28, Cowboys 10

10:27 p.m. TOUCHDOWN — Not one, not two, THREE touchdowns for George Kittle. The 49ers have everything working offensively tonight, and any Kittle fantasy owners are thrilled.

1️⃣... 2️⃣... 3️⃣ TDs for George Kittl3!

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— NFL (@NFL) October 9, 2023

10:25 p.m. — Aiyuk's loss is Deebo Samuel's gain. Samuel goes 43 yards on the very next play, which tells you how automatic the 49ers' offense is right now. San Francisco is in the red zone looking to make this a three-score game.

Brock threaded it between the defense 🪡 @brockpurdy13

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— NFL (@NFL) October 9, 2023

10:23 p.m. — An offensive holding call wipes out a 40-yard gain from Aiyuk. Wow. That's a momentum swing. Spencer Burford is the culprit.

10:21 p.m. — The Purdy-to-Aiyuk connection continues to get stronger. Aiyuk goes for 23 yards to give the 49ers some breathing room after opening their drive with a false start.

49ers 21, Cowboys 10

10:17 p.m. FIELD GOAL— The 49ers' defense tightens the screws and limits Dallas to a field goal. Brandon Aubrey drills it from 50 yards out, and it's down to a 21-10 lead for San Francisco.

10:13 p.m. — Prescott hits CeeDee Lamb for a big 29-yard gain. That quickly takes the Cowboys into 49ers territory to start the second half.

End of first half: 49ers 21, Cowboys 7

9:58 p.m. — San Francisco's defense is all over the Cowboys yet again. It's Dre Greenlaw's turn to sack Prescott, and Dallas is waving the white flag on the half. They'll start the second half with the ball.

9:56 p.m. — 49ers edge rusher Drake Jackson is walking off after requiring some medical attention on the field.

9:52 p.m. — The 49ers tried to put something together, but a third down pass to Aiyuk was too low. Dallas has a minute to try and get something before halftime.

9:45 p.m. — The Cowboys looked better on third down on their last drive, but Prescott's third down pass to Ferguson is short of the line to gain and ends this drive quickly. The 49ers will have a couple minutes to blow this game open before halftime.

49ers 21, Cowboys 7

9:38 p.m. TOUCHDOWN — McCaffrey pushes through for the touchdown. That's his 14th consecutive game finding the end zone, and it puts the 'Niners back up two scores.

Now 14 straight games with a @CMC_22 TD ‼️

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— NFL (@NFL) October 9, 2023

9:37 p.m. — Deebo Samuel takes some big hits but gets the 49ers down to the one-yard line. San Francisco is knocking on the door again.

9:35 p.m. — The Cowboys had done a pretty nice job of containing McCaffrey to this point, but the former Pro-Bowler takes a screen pass for 19 yards to push the Niners to the edge of the red zone.

The always elusive Christian McCaffrey 😤 @CMC_22

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— NFL (@NFL) October 9, 2023

9:31 p.m. — Aiyuk with a quick 15-yard catch to start the 49ers' drive. He's up to 35 yards on three catches.

49ers 14, Cowboys 7

9:27 p.m. TOUCHDOWN— KaVontae Turpin flashes his speed, gets separation, and hauls in Prescott's pass in the end zone! A perfectly drawn-up 26-yard play puts Dallas right back in this game.

KaVontae Turpin shows off the wheels and gets in the end zone 💨 @KaVontaeTurpin

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— NFL (@NFL) October 9, 2023

9:24 p.m. — Prescott hits Jake Ferguson for a big third down conversion, and then some. That's 20 yards.

9:23 p.m. — Tony Pollard has had a tough night so far, with just 10 yards on six touches.

9:22 p.m. — Prescott fires a nice pass to Cooks to give the Cowboys another first down.

9:20 p.m. — The Cowboys have a first down! And it only took 17+ minutes. Dallas is still operating in its own territory, but it feels like points are needed on this drive to keep the game within reach.

49ers 14, Cowboys 0

9:14 p.m. TOUCHDOWN — That was quick! Purdy hits Kittle after some trickery, and it's a two-score night for the tight end. 49ers lead, 14-0.


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— NFL (@NFL) October 9, 2023

9:13 p.m. — The Cowboys are forced to punt out of their own end zone after Fred Warner sacks Prescott. Warner now has a sack and a fumble. The 49ers will have strong field position.

9:10 p.m.FUMBLE — Oh no again! They're trading fumbles! Jourdan Lewis takes the ball right out of McCaffrey's arms and spoils the 49ers' hopes of making this a 14-0 game.

And now the @DallasCowboys' defense forces a turnover of their own 👀 @JourdanJD

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— NFL (@NFL) October 9, 2023

End of first quarter: 49ers 7, Cowboys 0

9:04 p.m. — Confirmed: 49ers ball. San Francisco has an instant opportunity here.

9:01 p.m. FUMBLE— Oh no! Pollard gets the ball knocked out deep in the Cowboys' own territory, and it looks like it was recovered by the 49ers. Officials are checking to make sure nobody was out of bounds, but that ball was very much out of Pollard's control. The 49ers could be set up in the red zone.

Fred Warner knocks it free and the @49ers recover it! 💯

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— NFL (@NFL) October 9, 2023

8:59 p.m. — The drive completely falls apart for the 49ers. A delay of game penalty sets San Francisco back, and Christian McCaffrey is dropped for a five-yard loss on 3rd & 15. Not allowing even a field goal is a huge win for Dallas.

8:56 p.m. — The 49ers are excelling on third down early in this game, and Purdy flips it to Kyle Juszczyk to keep the Niners' drive alive on 3rd & 1.

8:54 p.m. — Now Kearse lines up offsides... That extends the drive for the 49ers, who aren't moving as freely as they were on that opening drive.

8:50 p.m. — Jayron Kearse comes through with the Cowboys' first sack of the night, but Deebo Samuel makes up 11 of the 12 yards San Francisco needs on the next play.

8:46 p.m. — There's the first catch of the night for Lamb, but he doesn't get the first down and Dak Prescott is sacked by Nick Bosa to quickly end the drive. This 49ers defense has picked up right where it left off against the Cowboys in January.

The reigning DPOY already causing havoc 🤷‍♂️ @nbsmallerbear

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— NFL (@NFL) October 9, 2023

8:44 p.m. — Dallas' second drive starts out with Tony Pollard getting dropped for a loss.

8:40 p.m. — Big-time stop by the Cowboys' defense as Johnathan Hankins deflects Purdy's third down pass with his helmet and forces a punt.

8:36 p.m. — The 49ers' defense was all over Dallas on that drive. Three plays, two incompletions, and now the Cowboys will punt it right back.

49ers 7, Cowboys 0

8:30 p.m.TOUCHDOWN — Purdy finds a wide open Kittle in the end zone for the score! That was a well-scripted opening drive by Kyle Shanahan, and San Francisco has an early 7-0 lead.

Purdy. Kittle. Touchdown. The 49er Faithful loves it. @gkittle46

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— NFL (@NFL) October 9, 2023

8:27 p.m. — A little bit of chaos as Deebo Samuel drops a ball that was pretty close to being a fumble, but it's all a non-issue as Dallas is hit with an offsides penalty. The 49ers are right about in field goal range.

8:25 p.m. — After a facemask penalty and a nine-yard pass to Brandon Aiyuk, the 49ers are already over midfield.

8:23 p.m. — Kickoff is a bit on the later end, but we are about to get underway. The 49ers will start with the ball.

8:10 p.m. — Jerry Jones said this week that this game will be a test of how the Cowboys match up with the NFL's best, as if there wasn't already pressure on Dallas to show something after the 49ers knocked them out of the playoffs in back-to-back years.

7:56 p.m. — Frank Gore and Vernon Davis are in the house! A couple greats from the 49ers' last golden era under Jim Harbaugh.

Frank Gore and Vernon Davis in the building for SNF 🔥

— OurSF49ers (@OurSf49ers) October 8, 2023

7:36 p.m. — CeeDee Lamb is coming off back-to-back games with only four catches. Is he due for a huge performance tonight?

Sunday Night 💿

— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) October 8, 2023

7:11 p.m. — New 49ers acquisition Randy Gregory is officially inactive against his former team.

Jauan Jennings makes his return for #DALvsSF.

Week 5 @DignityHealth inactives:

— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) October 8, 2023

7:01 p.m. — The Eagles are going to win in Los Angeles, so the 49ers need a win to keep pace atop the NFC. After they had to play the last two NFC championship games on the road, the No. 1 seed is undoubtedly in the back of their minds.

6:45 p.m. — The run of great prime-time weather continues, as it's set to be in the high 70s and sunny in Santa Clara tonight. No excuses for these powerful offenses.

What channel is Cowboys vs. 49ers on today?

Cowboys vs, 49ers can be watched on NBC, which has long held the broadcast rights to "Sunday Night Football."

Mike Tirico (play-by-play) and Cris Collinsworth (color analyst) will be on the call from Levi's Stadium while Melissa Stark will serve as the sideline reporter. The crew is entering their second season together after Tirico replaced play-by-play legend Al Michaels while Stark took over for Michele Tafoya.

Fans can also stream the game via Peaco*ck or with a subscription, along with Fubo, which offers a free trial.

Viewers in Canada can stream every NFL game via DAZN.

Cowboys vs. 49ers start time

  • Date:Sunday, Oct. 8
  • Start time:8:20 p.m. ET (5:20 p.m. CT)

Sunday night's game between the Cowboys and 49ers is set to kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET (5:20 p.m. local time) from Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

The 49ers and Cowboys have a long history with one another, but San Francisco has gotten the better of Dallas in each of their last two meetings. The 49ers knocked the Cowboys out of the playoffs in both of the last two seasons, so a win for Dallas on Sunday could be helpful just from a psychological standpoint.

Cowboys vs. 49ers final score, results: San Francisco stays undefeated with rout of Dallas | Sporting News (2024)


Cowboys vs. 49ers final score, results: San Francisco stays undefeated with rout of Dallas | Sporting News? ›

Final: 49ers 42, Cowboys 10

How did the Cowboys lose to the 49ers? ›

Dallas failed to net 200 yards of offense and gave up 422 to the 49ers. It was their most lopsided performance of the young season. Young season should be in quotes, because effectively the loss put an end to Dallas' hopes of winning the NFC.

Are the 49ers undefeated? ›

And then there were none. Despite being undefeated at 5-0 rolling into Cleveland, the San Francisco 49ers were stunned as they fell to the Browns, marking Brock Purdy's first loss as a starter, and San Francisco's first loss this season.

Did the Cowboys beat San Francisco this year? ›

Brock Purdy throws 4 TD passes to lead the 49ers past the Cowboys 42-10.

What team has beaten the 49ers the most? ›

The Los Angeles Rams have the most wins by a team versus the 49ers, with 68 wins.

Who is better 49ers or Cowboys? ›

Including postseason matches, the all-time series between the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers is tied at 17-17-1. The 49ers lead the regular-season series with 15-12-1, while the Cowboys have dominated the 49ers in the postseason with a record of 5-2.

Have the Cowboys ever beat the 49ers in the playoffs? ›

The Dallas Cowboys have a record of 5-4 versus the 49ers in the playoffs all-time.

What is the 49ers biggest weakness? ›

For years, the 49ers had the same three glaring weaknesses: Cornerback, offensive line and quarterback. Now, the 49ers have improved at all three positions. Brock Purdy is a huge upgrade over Jimmy Garoppolo -- that's obvious. What's less obvious is how the cornerbacks and the offensive line have improved.

Has any team gone 17 0 in the NFL? ›

The 1972 Miami Dolphins are the only team to go undefeated in the regular season and then remain perfect in the postseason to win the NFL Championship. That Dolphins team was 14–0 in the regular season and then won three playoff games, including Super Bowl VII, to complete a perfect season at 17–0.

How much does Brock Purdy make? ›

Purdy signed a four-year, $3.7 million contract with the 49ers after being selected with the last overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. His annual base salary of $934,252 ranks 54th among all NFL quarterbacks, per Over The Cap.

Who has beaten Dallas Cowboys this year? ›

Dallas Cowboys' Season Ends In Green Bay Packers' 48-32 Blowout - FanNation Dallas Cowboys News, Analysis and More.

Who is the 49ers biggest rival? ›

Owing to the strength of their rivalry, the 49ers and Rams have remained in place as the only two teams in the NFC West Division continuously since 1970, despite the Rams' re-location to Saint Louis in 1995 and further re-alignment in 2002. They have met twice every season beginning in 1950.

What is the Cowboys record vs the Eagles? ›

The Dallas Cowboys have a 71-55 record versus the Eagles all-time.

How many times has Dak Prescott beaten the 49ers? ›

Dak Prescott is 2-1 against the 49ers in his career.

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