I agree with this. SF O had been clowning people for a long time and Dallas D just went out there and was like “Not today”. They played well enough to win. O let them down. Pollard going out hurt.Cowboys defense really impressed me tonight, but it's really hard to see them winning a Super Bowl with Dak. Even if he's better than he was tonight, they need to take a real stab at replacing Amari Cooper this offseason - Gallup and Schultz are fine, but like Buffalo with everyone that isn't Diggs, the dropoff after Lamb hurts them a lot.
Plus, there are other remedies such as not giving forward progress and marking the play where the player went out of bounds. Schultz wasn’t tackled; his momentum took him out of bounds. The NFL has all sorts of rules that take into consideration the time of game (e.g., no fumble forward in last two minutes, clock runs when out of bounds except for last five minutes) or position on the field (e.g., allowing defense to carry pass catchers out of bounds to prevent them from getting two feet down). I can’t see why they can’t modify that rule at some point to not credit the defense for not making a tackle and not debit the offense for not continuing forward after contact. I just double-negatived myself to death.Yeah imo the spirit of the rule is to prevent unnatural plays to stop the clock but getting walloped back when you are very much running forward at the moment is not in that spirit.
The entire Dallas sequence after the final punt was astounding, starting with catching the punt at the 6 instead of hoping it goes in the end zone. Then the weird Day rollout, the near Pick 6, Schultz not moving forward after his first catch, Schultz not getting both feet down, then that final play.I was pissed Eli Mitchell ran out of bounds, now I am thankful.
Thisi s just cover for Shannon Sharpe.LOL
HEY, EAGLES: The Cowboys will see you next weekend at your place. This time we will have our starting QB and so will you. But at full strength, we are a little better than you. You'll see. Bye, Eagles, bye.
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Cowboys still probably screw it up but they would have had a chance to put some real pressure on Purdy. You just have to go out being aggressive. He banked on his defense holding strong and they were completely worn out in 2nd half.You wonder how the game may have played out if McCarthy had a spine and went for it on that 4th and 5 tied at 9
Yep that was the 4th and 5 whew McCarthy decided to punt it. The game changed a lot after that. It seemed like Dallas had things going their way at that point (even after the Pollard injury). Game was tied at 9 and they had already driven the ball ~50 yardsGame really came down to one big drive. Huge play to Lamb flipped field position and seemed like it could have been the big play in a one possession field position game, but the 49ers got a circus play, and then drove 91 yards with a few penalties, and that was game really.
Trusting your defense is a good reason to go for that 4th and 5 too. Maybe it gives Dak the confidence too if they convert and score on that drive. It was a classic “play not to lose” decision and I said that at the time.Cowboys still probably screw it up but they would have had a chance to put some real pressure on Purdy. You just have to go out being aggressive. He banked on his defense holding strong and they were completely worn out in 2nd half.
Yeah DAL made it first and goal and 49ers held them to the FG. The 49ers defense really came up with the biggest plays of the game…even when Dallas moved the ball a bit they came up with big turnovers like the one deep in the red zone that kept it at 6-6 in the first half. Looked like Dallas was going to march in for another TD.Huge stand was niners D keeping to just a FG after mcclouds fumble. That kept everything under control.
If anything, I'm worried that Eli Mitchell may have just inadvertently fixed the Cowboys long-term.The entire Dallas sequence after the final punt was astounding, starting with catching the punt at the 6 instead of hoping it goes in the end zone. Then the weird Day rollout, the near Pick 6, Schultz not moving forward after his first catch, Schultz not getting both feet down, then that final play.
What were we worried about?
If the Eagles can pressure Purdy like the Cowboys did, I think Philly wins ... if only because its offense isn't as dysfunctionalIt feels like next week's match-up will be reasonably close like this game. Does anyone see Philly running away from this 49ers squad?
Not only the pressure, but (to my eyes) Dallas was amazing at limiting yards after the catch. They were flying unlike a defense the 49ers faced this year.If the Eagles can pressure Purdy like the Cowboys did, I think Philly wins ... if only because its offense isn't as dysfunctional
I think the idea is that Zeke gets declared ineligible since he has to be a lineman to snap the ball, but then you hook and lateral to him hoping he gets ignored. But he got pummeled. SF seems to have sniffed it out during the time out.I still don’t understand what exactly that last play formation was aiming to do. What was supposed to happen if it had worked perfectly?
Im not sure if that is an actual complaint, Jessie.“I always say that I wouldn’t be surprised if he has a dead body in his basement because he’s a killer.” - Jessie Bates on Joe Burrow