San Francisco 49ers-Dallas Cowboys preview: Both 49ers and Cowboys looking to get back in the win column

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) throws against the Washington Football Team last Sun Dec 13, 2020 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale (photo from Houston Chronicle)

By Jeremiah Salmonson

The San Francisco 49ers are coming off a week of mixed feelings. They took on Washington quarterback and former 49ers quarterback Alex Smith as he made his return to the bay after an injury. In the game itself, the 49ers didn’t show up the way they would like. They lost the game 23-15.

The Cowboys are also having an underwhelming season. It was a predictable loss Dec 8th to the Ravens. They fell 34-17. The Cowboys did get a huge victory last Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals 30-7. So, both the 49ers and the Cowboys are looking to get back on track on Sunday.

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo could be nearing a return to action. Coach Kyle Shanahan said on Monday that Jimmy is at least a week away from returning to action. So, the quarterback for Sunday’s matchup will most likely be Nick Mullins.

George Kittle, a key piece to the 49er’s offense, also remains out due to injury.

The Cowboys are also dealing with some injuries of their own. Notably, Guard Zack Martin is dealing with a calf injury and could be gone the rest of the season. Ezekiel Elliot is also a little banged up but expected to play.

The game is set for 10 AM PST, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on CBS. The 49ers are unable to play in Santa Clara County due to COVID restrictions.

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