The 49ers play their second primetime game of the season, and this time it'll be against the biggest rival in franchise history, the Cowboys.
There may be those who feel the San Francisco 49ers' red-hot 4-0 start to the 2023 season is a bit of a fluke.
After all, the Pittsburgh Steelers have an abysmal offense, the Los Angeles Rams are reconstructing, the New York Giants are wholly inconsistent and the Arizona Cardinals are competing for a top NFL Draft pick in 2024.
The Niners' Week 5 opponent, though, is another squad in the mix for the NFC title this season, the Dallas Cowboys.
At 3-1, with their only loss coming via a surprise by the Cardinals in Week 3, the Cowboys are nevertheless one of three or four legitimate contenders within the conference for a trip to the Super Bowl. And, in the wake of San Francisco's pre-Week 1 trade of quarterback Trey Lance to Dallas, there'll be even more storylines than those that'll automatically exist between these two teams because of their storied histories against each other and the rivalry that accompanies them.
For now, though, the 49ers and Cowboys are slated for a high-profile Sunday Night Football game in Week 5, and Niner Noise breaks down what you'll need to know in advance of the primetime contest.
When and where is the 49ers vs. Cowboys game being played?
The Niners and Cowboys will face each other on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 8:20 p.m. ET on Sunday Night Football from Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
49ers vs. Cowboys betting odds for Week 5
San Francisco opened up as a 3.5-point home favorite for Week 5, according to the oddsmakers at FanDuel.
The 49ers' moneyline is -188, while Dallas' is +158.
The over/under is currently 45.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.
49ers vs. Cowboys TV channel and streaming
NBC will carry the television coverage of Sunday Night Football, which will broadcast nationally on Sunday night.
Mike Tirico will do the play-by-play with Cris Collinsworth adding color commentary.
For those unable to watch the TV broadcast, NBC's streaming platform is Peacock.
Additionally, fans can subscribe to fuboTV to stream the game by the way of a free seven-day trial for first-time users.