The San Francisco 49ers outlasted the Dallas Cowboys in a defensive struggle on Sunday night, returning to the NFC Championship game for the first time in three years. The 49ers’ victory was largely due to a wild catch by star tight end George Kittle that kept their drive alive.
The game started off slowly, with both teams struggling to move the ball. The 49ers managed to gain a slight edge in the second quarter, but the Cowboys kept it close, entering halftime with a three-point lead.
The second half was a defensive struggle, with both teams exchanging blows. In the fourth quarter, the 49ers managed to take the lead on a touchdown pass from Jimmy Garoppolo to George Kittle. Kittle’s catch was a highlight of the game, as he managed to make an acrobatic catch in the endzone to keep the drive alive.
The Cowboys had a chance to tie the game late in the fourth quarter, but their drive stalled out, and the 49ers ran out the clock to secure the win.
With the win, the 49ers will now face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship game. The Cowboys’ season comes to an end after a hard-fought divisional round game.