One of the more intruiging playoff matchups in recent memory is easily the San Francisco 49ers traveling down to Arlington to face off against the Dallas Cowboys. After a 26-year postseason hiatus, the Cowboys and 49ers will meet on Sunday in what’s arguably the marquee matchup of the weekend’s wild-card slate.
Many expect this game to be a back and forth mega matchup, while at least one former player thinks it won’t be close at all.
During an appearance on KNBR’s “Murph & Mac Show” this Wednesday, former 49ers running back Tom Rathman stated he not only expects the 49ers to win, but believes his former team is going to have its way with its opponent.
“I think they’re going to kick the s–t out of them,” Rathman said. “I think they can take advantage of their defense. I know Dan Quinn is a really good coach and a great defensive coach and he’s going to have a game plan. I just think with the design of plays, all the different things, all the twists you have to prepare for when you are playing Kyle Shanahan, it can be a burden to you. You don’t know what to work on.”
The Cowboys opened as 3-point favorites over the 49ers.
The winner of Sunday’s game will stay alive to bring home a sixth Lombardi trophy — each franchise already claims five.
Kickoff for the Cowboys-49ers game is at 4:30 p.m. ET on CBS.