49ers inactives vs. Cowboys: Trent Williams will play in Wild Card
By Peter Panacy
The 49ers are going to be almost completely healthy for their Wild Card road matchup versus the Cowboys, including the return of Trent Williams.
There were legitimate reasons for the San Francisco 49ers to be concerned for their must-win Week 18 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams, particularly being without nickel cornerback K’Waun Williams and All-Pro left tackle Trent Williams.
The Niners nevertheless won that game, coming from behind to pull off the overtime victory and stamping a trip into the NFL playoffs as a result.
Now, with a Wild Card matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, both players are poised to return.
Williams was dealing with an elbow injury suffered during San Francisco’s win over the Houston Texans the previous week, and it forced him out of Week 18. While Williams was limited in practice leading up to this Wild Card game at AT&T Stadium, he’ll be a full go for the renewal of one of the league’s most historic rivalries.
49ers inactives for NFL playoffs Wild Card vs. Cowboys
For the first time in what seems like a while, the 49ers will have a full crop of inactives for their Wild Card game against Dallas, meaning injured lists aren’t dipping into what would normally be the 53-man game-day roster.
Here’s the list of players the Niners declared inactive for the game:
- OL Jaylon Moore
- S Talanoa Hufanga
- RB Trey Sermon
- CB Deommodore Lenoir
- LB Marcell Harris
- DL Maurice Hurst
- CB Darqueze Dennard
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Sermon recently came off injured reserve but still faces a deep running back pool, one which includes another rookie, Elijah Mitchell, and will play a vital role in exploiting a Cowboys defense that’s allowing an average of 4.5 yards per carry this season.
Additionally, linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair is returning, negating Harris back to the ranks of the inactives.
San Francisco and Dallas will kick off from AT&T Stadium at 4:30 p.m. ET, and the winner will advance to the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.