49ers vs. Cowboys live score, updates, highlights from NFL wild-card playoff game

San Francisco and Dallas orchestrated massive changes this season after disappointing results a year ago. The Cowboys finished this year 12-5, a big improvement from 6-10, while the 49ers finished 10-7 after going 6-10 in 2021.

His reward for recovering? Playing each other in the first round of this year’s postseason, continuing one of the best and most storied rivalries in football, meeting for the first time in the playoffs since 1998 after decades of storied matchups before that.

Dallas has one of the most powerful and powerful offenses in the league. The Cowboys won the NFC East with the best scoring offense and best total offense in the league thanks to the strong play of quarterback Dak Prescott, who played in all but one game this year after playing just five last season because of an injury.

Prescott completed 68.8 percent of his passes and threw for a career-high 37 touchdowns, while CeeDee Lamb had 1,102 receiving yards and Ezekiel Elliott had 1,002 rushing yards.

But as good as the Cowboys have been offensively, San Francisco has been almost as strong on the other side of the ball. He is a unit that ranks ninth in scoring defense and third in total defense along with 48 sacks and 21 forced fumbles.

Sporting News is tracking live score updates and highlights from the 49ers vs. Cowboys on Sunday. Follow below for the full results of the 2022 NFL Wild Card Playoff game.

49ers vs. Cowboys scoring

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Live updates of 49ers vs. Cowboys highlights from the NFL playoffs

Kickoff is scheduled for 4:30 pm ET. Live updates will start at that time.

49ers vs. Cowboys start time

  • Date: Sunday, January 16
  • Kick off: 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time

The second of three games on Sunday will kick off at 4:30 pm ET from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

What channel are 49ers vs. Cowboys today?

The Cowboys and 49ers will be covered by both CBS and Nickelodeon.

On the CBS broadcast, Jim Nantz and Tony Romo will be in the booth and Tracy Wolfson will report from the sidelines. Noah Eagle, Nate Burleson and Gabrielle Nevaeh Green will be on the Nickelodeon broadcast, with Dylan Gilmer on the sidelines.

In Canada, viewers can watch 49ers vs. Cowboys with a DAZN subscription, which includes all NFL games.

NFL playoff schedule: wild card round

Saturday, January 9

Match start time television channel
Raiders at Bengals 4:30 p.m. ET NBC
Patriots in Bills 8:15 p.m. ET CBS

Sunday, January 10

Match start time television channel
Eagles on Buccaneers 1 p.m. ET FOX
49ers in jeans 4:30 p.m. ET CBS
Steelers at Chiefs 8:15 p.m. ET NBC

Monday, January 11

Match start time television channel
Cardinals at Rams 8:15 p.m. ET ABC, ESPN, ESPN2