How to Watch San Francisco 49ers vs. Dallas Cowboys Wild Card Game

The NFL playoffs continue Sunday in the Super Wild Card weekend with an old-school rivalry between the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys. These two heavyweights from the 1980s and 1990s are both looking to get past a quarter century of not winning a Super Bowl.

Both of their journeys begin Sunday afternoon in Arlington, Texas. John Madden is probably somewhere smiling about this matchup.

The Cowboys are the NFC East champions while the 49ers needed a win last weekend just to make it into the playoffs.

San Francisco 49ers
Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers passes to Deebo Samuel #19 during the game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on January 9, 2022 in Inglewood, California. The 49ers defeated the Rams, 27-24. Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images

This game will be broadcast through more outlets than any other first round matchup. There will be the traditional broadcast on CBS. It will be streamed on Prime Video. And lastly, but not least important, it will be broadcast on Nickelodeon—complete with slime throwing and top-notch cartoon effects.

Here's everything to know about the 49ers-Cowboys game on Sunday.

San Francisco 49ers at Dallas Cowboys
Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, 4:40 p.m ET
AT&T Stadium

Records: San Francisco (10-7); Dallas (12-5)

Referee: Alex Kemp

TV: CBS/Paramount+/Nickelodeon/Prime Video
National Radio: Westwood One
SIRIUS: 82 (SF), 81 (Dal.), 88 (National)
XM: 225 (SF), 226 (Dal.), 88 (National)
SXM App: 827 (SF), 808 (Dal.)

Favorite: Dallas (-3) — According to FanDuel
Over/Under: 51

Weather: Indoor stadium

All-time head-to-head: 49ers lead, 15-14-1
Playoffs head-to-head: Cowboys lead, 5-2

All-time playoff records: San Francisco (32-21, .604); Dallas (35-28, .556)

Last postseason game:
San Francisco — Lost, 31-20 vs Kansas City (1/2/20)
Dallas — Lost, 30-22 at Los Angeles Rams (1/12/19)

Quick Hits

  • These legendary franchises have met seven times in playoff history, but this is the first time since 1995, which the 49ers won (38-28) en route to a Super Bowl title. They met the previous season in which the Cowboys won during a Super Bowl championship run.
  • Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy is 6-4 all-time against the 49ers.
  • 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan is 0-2 all-time against the Cowboys.
  • Both of these teams had five players each selected to this year's Pro Bowl.
  • Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott had 4,449 passing yards and a franchise-record 37 touchdowns this season, which was the second in his career with 4,000-plus yards and 30-plus touchdowns, which he also did in 2019.
  • Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott had 1,289 scrimmage yards (1,002 rushing and 287 receiving) and 12 total touchdowns in 2021, which made him only the second player in NFL history to have 1,250-plus scrimmage yards and at least eight touchdowns in each of his first six seasons, joining Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson.
  • San Francisco defensive lineman Nick Bosa has 21 tackles for loss (TFL) this season, which was tied for first in the NFL with Pittsburgh's T.J. Watt. Dallas' Micah Parsons was right behind them with 20.

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