Cowboys fall, Niners advance


William Karanian, Reporter

This Sunday the Dallas Cowboys lost to the San Francisco 49ers 12-19. This is the second year that Dallas has fallen to San Francisco in the playoffs. After finishing the regular season 12-5 the Cowboys had high hopes for the postseason, as they looked to reach the Super Bowl for the first time since the 90s. Their season concluded with poor play from quarterback Dak Prescott as he had 2 interceptions, and just 206 yards passing. As the Cowboys look to the future they must decide whether to stick with Dak, or to replace him with another quarterback. Besides bad quarterback play, poor coaching has plagued the team all year. Head coach Mike McCarthy has had some outrageous calls and has failed to take a star studded team to the big game in his 3 year tenure in dallas. Next season he will be on the hot seat, and has to prove himself when the postseason comes around once again. 

With their win on Sunday San Francisco will advance to the NFC championship game for the 3rd time in 4 years. Their rookie quarterback Brock Purdy has led the way for the star studded cast on offense, and NFL sack leader Nick Bosa leading the teams defense. The 49ers are a force to be reckoned with. Head coach Kyle Shanahan has done a brilliant job with the team and coached a great game. He slowly ran the ball down the throat of the Dallas defense, with star running back Christian McCaffrey. On defense the 49ers swarmed to the ball and smothered any hope of scoring for Dallas’ offense. San Francisco will face the 1 seed Philadelphia in the NFC championship game next week. The winner of that game will advance to the Super Bowl. With their toughest match of the season ahead the 49ers search for their chance at glory once again.