49ers vs. Cowboys: 3 bold predictions for Divisional Round game

Nick Bosa #97 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
Nick Bosa #97 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images) /
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The 49ers impressed with their decisive win on Wild Card weekend, but so did the Cowboys. Let’s take a look at bold predictions for the divisional round.

Last week, it was tough to find many flaws in the San Francisco 49ers’ play versus the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs. Despite a close first half, the Niners won in decisive fashion.

This week, they’ll have to impress even more if they want to move past a very skilled Dallas Cowboys team.

Both teams look pretty even in terms of their rushing offense, and both defenses last week isolated their opponents, respectively.

Anything can happen, especially in the NFL playoffs, but with both teams so evenly matched, the fate of each franchise rests in the capable hands of the quarterback.

49ers quarterback Brock Purdy looked like a seasoned veteran in his first playoff appearance as he eclipsed 300 yards and added four overall touchdowns. With his momentum increasing week after week, who knows what his numbers will look like against Dallas.

Cowboys starter Dak Prescott is no slouch himself. He led his team to an impressive win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, sending home the NFL-proclaimed “GOAT,” Tom Brady.

With the matchup already set and the feud growing by the minute, here are three bold predictions for San Francisco’s playoff game versus Dallas.

49ers vs. Cowboys bold prediction No. 3: Nick Bosa notches 3 sacks

Seems like a lot, doesn’t it? Especially since the Cowboys offensive line gave a mere 18 sacks in 2022.

So what makes this game different?

Nick Bosa notched 18.5 quarterback sacks this season. That’s one shy of the franchise record set by Aldon Smith (19.5) in 2012. Yes, you read that right. Bosa put up a half sack more than the entire offensive line allowed on Prescott.

With that being said, it probably seems like even less of a possibility to happen on Sunday.

The only argument needed to support the subject is that when Bosa is on the field, bad things happen to the opposing offenses.

In short, he’s a heat-seeking missile with the intent to impress on all levels.

It was the popular opinion of many, that last year, he should’ve made All-Pro. After the snub, Bosa put up a season that looked good enough for Defensive Player of the Year. If he gets snubbed again, God help everyone in the league not on the Niners next year.

Bosa is championship material. This year, so are the 49ers. As far as Bosa’s performance in the Divisional Playoff round, guess we’ll have to wait to see how many times Prescott is flat on his back.