49ers vs. Cowboys: 10 biggest moments in most storied NFL rivalry
By Peter Panacy
No. 2: Steve Young, 49ers throttle Cowboys in NFC Championship
It took over 10 years for the 49ers to avenge all those playoff losses to the Cowboys in the early 1970s.
Thankfully for those losses in the early 1990s, it only took a couple.
Heading into 1994, the Niners were all in business making sure they’d upend Dallas once and for all, signing Deion Sanders and purging Cowboys linebacker Ken Norton Jr. to respark the defense and help make up for the departure of Charles Haley.
It sure worked.
After steamrolling through the regular season with a 13-3 record and the No. 1 offense in the NFL, coupled with the league’s sixth best defense, it came time for the inevitable: another NFC Championship clash with Dallas.
This time, though, San Francisco got off to a rocking start, cornerback Eric Davis picking off Troy Aikman for a pick-six touchdown, then a commanding 24-7 lead in the second quarter.
Sure, the Cowboys tried making things interesting as of late. But Steve Young’s 3-yard touchdown run with him stretching over the goal line ensured the 49ers a 38-28 victory, and the Niners would go on to win their fifth Lombardi Trophy in a lopsided win over the San Diego Chargers in the Super Bowl.