San Francisco threw a few nice punches early in this game but failed to connect with a combo punch. Big pass plays put the Niners in the redzone but all they could do once they got there were a few field goals.
Then the second quarter started and the bottom fell out. A 75-yard touchdown catch and run by Terrell Owens gave Dallas the lead and a blocked punt for safety highlighted a 22-0 run before the half.
Dallas would win, 35-22.
Offensively, this is what the Cowboys were supposed to be all year. Tony Romo threw for 341 yards and three TDs. Terrell Owens caught seven passes for 213 yards (career second best to his 283-yard game as a member of the 49ers in 2000). Dallas was an amazing 9-of-18 on third downs.
The defense still isn't totally there as the Niners had some huge passing plays early on. However, Dallas shut down Frank Gore to just 26 yards on the ground.
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