San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor special NFL Draft edition

Drake Jackson one of the San Francisco 49ers top picks at the defensive end position was the 49ers Round 2, No.61 pick in the 2022 NFL draft out of USC (USA Today file photo)

David goes over the 49ers top four picks and quarterback Brock Purdy who was selected by the 49ers in the seventh round and No.262. Dave will analyze each of the players listed below from the 49ers draft this week:

Drake Jackson Round 2, No.61 overall: Drake Jackson defensive end; 2022 season 66 tackles, 7 sacks, one forced fumble, three deflected passes.

Tyrion Davis-Price Round 3, No.93 overall: running back LSU 1,744 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns 

Danny Gray Round 3, No.10 overall Danny Gray wide receiver SMU: 1251 yards, 15.3 average, 13 touchdowns

Spencer Burford offensive line UTSA Round 4, No.134

Brock Purdy quarterback Iowa State Round 7 No.262 overall

David Zizmor does the 49ers podcasts during the regular season for http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Rams edge 49ers 20-17 to win the NFC Championship, will face the Bengals in Super Bowl LVI

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo could only hide his face after the 49ers collapsed in the fourth quarter in a giveaway to the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles in the NFC Championship (AP News photo)

by Marko Ukalovic

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — For a second consecutive the team from the host city will be playing in the Super Bowl.

Matt Gay’s 30-yard field goal with 1:46 remaining in the fourth quarter was enough to propel the Los Angeles Rams to a 20-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game on Sunday evening at SoFi Stadium.

In a game that went back and forth, the Rams scored the final 13 points of the game and Travin Howard’s interception of 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo with 1:09 left in the game booked LA’s ticket to Super Bowl LVI where they will face off against the AFC Champion Cincinnati Bengals, who earlier defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 24-21 in overtime.

The Rams pulled a Vincent Gambini, as the 7th time was the charm in finally being able to beat the 49ers

“We came up short today,” said 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan. “And that’s a part of sports and a part of life, so you gotta deal with it. Those guys are hurting now, but they’ll rebound, they’ll be strong like before.”

Neither offense could get going on their opening possession which resulted in a three and out for both teams.

Los Angeles got inside the red zone in their second possession, but Jimmy Ward intercepted a tipped ball inside the endzone off of quarterback Matthew Stafford and returned to the 23-yard line.

San Francisco wasn’t able to capitalize on the turnover as their drive stalled near midfield.

The Rams then went on a long drive that consumed over nine and a half minutes of possession. Stafford engineered an 18-play drive that started at their own three-yard line. The drive was capped off with a 16-yard touchdown reception by wide receiver Cooper Kupp, who was able to get behind the 49ers’ secondary in the endzone.

The 49ers answered back immediately on their next drive. They only needed four plays to even the game when quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo connected with hybrid superstar Deebo Samuel with a wide receiver screen at the line of scrimmage. Samuel performed his magic as he raced down the field before diving for the pylon for a 44-yard touchdown reception.

It was the first offensive touchdown for San Francisco in more than six quarters since they scored in the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Wild Card game.

Los Angeles was on the verge of responding back on their next drive. However, two big drops, one by Kupp and the other by Ben Skowronek that went off his hands in the endzone stalled the Rams drive at the 49ers 36-yard line.

Matt Gay’s 54-yard field goal attempt missed badly wide right with 1:55 remaining in the first half.

The 49ers responded by going 36 yards on eight plays which resulted in a Robbie Gould 38-yard field goal to end the first half 10-7.

The 49ers defense dominated the third quarter in the trenches as they held the Rams runing game in check. The big momentum turner was the Niners defense stopping Stafford’s quarter back sneak attempt on 4th and 1 near midfield.

Garoppolo rewarded the defense’s effort by marching the offense down the field 58 yards on 10 plays that was capped off by an outstanding reach of a reception by tight end George Kittle for a 16-yard touchdown to put the 49ers up 17-7 with 1:59 left in the third quarter.

Stafford then led the Rams on a seven play, 75-yard drive where he finished it off with an 11-yard touchdown reception to Kupp, his second of the game to cut the lead to 17-14.

Gay kicked the 40-yard game tying field goal with 6:49 left in the fourth quarter as the Rams went 63 yards on nine plays. The key play on that drive was the first play when Stafford threw deep down the middle of the field and Jaquiski Tartt had the ball fall in and out of his hands for a would-be interception. The next play Stafford hit Odell Beckham Jr. with a 29-yard reception and Jimmy Ward was flagged for unnecessary roughness.

“For me that’s something I was thinking about all week, I know I can make that play,” Tartt said. “That was a big opportunity for me, and the team and I just felt like I let my brother down.”

The Rams defense didn’t allow the 49ers offense to score in the fourth quarter as they were able to plug the gaps and not allow San Francisco’s run game to gain any momentum. They also were able to pressure Garoppolo into forced throws as they chased him out of the pocket during the 49ers final two drives.

“I think we won the line of scrimmage,” said Stafford. “Our guys on the outside made plays. It’s a team effort. That’s what it’s all about.”

Los Angeles kept the 49ers defense on the field for the majority of the game. They ran 42 plays in the first half and won the time of possession battle 35:39-24:21. The Niners defense had a difficult time getting off the field on third down that allowed the Rams offense to extend drives into 49ers territory.

“It was a roller coaster of a year, it really was,” Garoppolo said. “We fought through it. We’re a resilient team and that’s what good team do; you fight through things like that (so) you come up better from that.”

Stafford, who will be playing in his first Super Bowl after 13 seasons, finished the game 31 of 45 for 337 yards, two touchdowns, one interception a QB rating of 96.2. Kupp led all wide receivers with 11 catches for 142 yards to go along with his two touchdowns. Odell Beckham Jr. had a productive game with nine catches for 113 yards. Cam Akers, who returned to the lineup, chipped in with 48 yards on 13 carries.

Garoppolo, who might have played his game in San Francisco, finished 16 of 30 for 232 with two touchdowns, one interception and a QB rating of 87.1. Samuel led the 49ers in receiving with four catches for 72 yards, but only contributed 26 yards on the ground on seven carries. Brandon Aiyuk had a quiet game with four catches for 69 yards. Elijah Mitchell had just 20 yards on 11 carries.

GAME NOTES: San Francisco finished 3-for-9 on third down conversions. Los Angeles was 11-for-18.

Despite the loss, San Francisco is 6-1 in their last seven games against Los Angeles.

The attendance, which consisted of a majority of 49ers fans, was 73,202. The normal capacity for SoFi Stadium is 71,500.

Rams tight end Tyler Higbee left the game in the first quarter with a knee injury and did not return to the game.

Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles suffered a knee injury in the first half, and he did not return as well as linebacker Dre Greenlaw who suffered a calf injury.

NFL Championship podcast with Charlie O: Can underdog 49ers pull it off against Rams; Bengals Burrow has tall order vs. Chiefs

San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould boots one through the uprights for the game winner against the Green Bay Packers on Sun Jan 22, 2022. The 49ers visit the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles Sun Jan 30, 2022 in the NFC Championship (AP News photo)

On the NFL Championship podcast with Charlie O:

#1 Charlie you’ve seen it San Francisco 49ers (12-7) quarter Jimmy Garoppolo has pulled it off leading the 49ers to five straight victories to get them to the NFC Championship against the Los Angeles Rams (14-5).

#2 The 49ers defense for the most part has been given much of the credit for keeping the 49ers in some tight games.

#3 Rams quarterback Matt Stafford has 4886 yards passing, 41 touchdowns for this season what a difference a season makes ever since coming over from Detroit.

#4 The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has had quite a season in his last game he threw for 348 yards and one interception in the Bengals narrow 19-16 win. How do you see him throwing against the Kansas City Chiefs (14-5) today?

#5 What can you say about Chiefs quarterback Pat Mahomes that already has been said. Mahomes led the Chiefs to a seven point 42-36 win over the Buffalo Bills win last Sunday. How do you see Mahomes and the Chiefs fairing against the Bengals today?

Join Charlie O every other Sunday for Sportstalk at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: 49ers T Williams a question mark for this Sunday against Rams

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Jordan Willis (94) gets a hand on the punt by Green Bay Packers punter Corey Bojorquez (7) that the 49ers later returned for a touchdown to tie the game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay on Sun Jan 23, 2022. The 49ers prepare to meet the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Sun Jan 30, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 David, talk about San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams who most likely will sit out this Sunday with a badly sprained ankle. Williams was seen in the locker room after last Sunday’s game in Green Bay standing on crutches.

#2 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo went 11 for 19 passing for 131 yards and was intercepted once against Green Bay. The game against Green Bay was said to be mostly won by the defense that said how do you see Garoppolo heading the offense against the Los Angeles Rams this Sunday.

#3 Dave, talk a little bit about Rams quarterback Matt Stafford and the job he’s done with the Rams a whole lot different team than when he was with the Detroit Lions.

Join David for the 49ers podcasts each Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Gould’s last second field goal punches the 49ers into the NFC Championship game with 13-10 win over Packers

San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould (9) kicks the game winning field goal with no time left in the fourth quarter to help defeat the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay on Sat Jan 22, 2022 at the NFC Divisional round (AP News photo)

by Marko Ukalovic

There’s a reason why special teams are called special.

In a game where the San Francisco 49ers offense was as cold as the temperature on the field, it was the special teams that came through as Robbie Gould’s 45-yard field goal as time expired sent his team to the NFC Championship game in a 13-10 victory over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Playoff game on Saturday evening at Lambeau Field.

“My ultimate goal is to be a Hall-of-Famer and to win a Super Bowl,” said Gould after the game.

Both defenses play exceptionally well but it was the 49ers special teams that was difference in the game as they were responsible for all 13 points.

With the 49ers trailing 10-3 with under five minutes left in the fourth quarter, Jordan Willis blocked Corey Bojorquez’s punt inside the Packers 10-yard line. Talanoa Hufanga picked up the ball at six-yard line and run it in for a game tying touchdown.

San Francisco’s defense forced a three and out and gave the offense one more chance with 3:20 remaining in the game.

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who didn’t get help from his offensive line or his receivers during the first half of the game as well as made a couple of poor decisions during the game, led the Niners on a nine play, 44-yard drive to set up Gould’s heroics. The key play on the drive was Deebo Samuel’s nine-yard run on a 3rd and 7 to give San Francisco a first down on the Packers 29-yard line.

Green Bay drew first blood on its opening drive. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers led a methodical drive as he connected with his favorite target wide receiver Davante Adams three times for 35 yards on a 10 play 69-yard drive that was capped off with an AJ Dillion six-yard rushing touchdown.

Despite being set up with good position on its first drive thanks to JaMycal Hasty’s 30-yard kickoff return that set up San Francisco at the Packers 40-yard line, the 49ers went three and out as Garoppolo was sacked on third and 12.

The Packers second possession ended when Fred Warner punched the ball out of the hands of Marcedes Lewis and Dre Greenlaw recovered the ball at the Niners 42-yard line. However, the Niners went three and out after the Packers second sack of Garoppolo.

The Niners offense didn’t fare any better on the next two possessions as dropped balls and a lack of a rushing attack forced San Francisco’s offense into three straight three and outs at the end of the opening 15 minutes with a total of minus seven yards.

San Francisco finally got the offense going near the end of the first half. They were moving the ball with a balanced attack, but the drive ended when Garoppolo threw an interception to Adrian Amos.

It looked like Green Bay was going to take advantage on the ensuing possession as Rodgers found Aaron Jones for a 75-yard reception down to the 49ers 14-yard line. But Mason Crosby’s 39-yard field goal attempt was blocked by Jimmy Ward as time expired as the 49ers special teams made the first of its three big plays of the game.

The 49ers opening drive of the second half was all about Samuel. He returned the kickoff 45 yards to midfield. The hybrid wide receiver-running back also had two receptions of 18 and 12 yards. However, a personal foul penalty of Elijah Mitchell and an illegal formation penalty took the Niners out of a goal line situation. They settled for a 29-yard field goal by Robbie Gould.

Green Bay extended its lead to seven points early in the fourth quarter with a long, time-consuming drive that went 14 plays, 57 yards eating up nine minutes off the clock that resulted in a 33-yard field goal by Crosby. Rodgers was six for six for 44 yards on the drive as the Packers took a page out of the Niners playbook running the ball through the Niners defense.

San Francisco had a chance to tie the game earlier in the fourth quarter, but they weren’t able to convert a 4th and 1 from the Packers 19-yard line. Rashawn Gary blew up a run up the middle by Mitchel as the 49ers turned it over on downs with 6:14 remaining.

Rodgers, who might have played his last game in Green Bay, finished 20 of 29 for 225 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions and a QB rating of 91.9. Devante Adams, who also could have played his game as a Packer, had nine catches for 90 yards. Jones had just 41 yards on the ground in 12 carries but had 129 receiving yards on nine catches.

“I’m gonna take some time and have conversations with the folks around here, and then take some time away and make a decision, obviously before free agency,” Rodgers said.

Garopollo finished 11 of 19 for 131 yards with no touchdowns and one interception and a QB rating of just 57.1. Tight end George Kittle led San Francisco in receiving with four catches for 63 yards. Samuel finished with 83 total yards (39 rushing and 44 receiving). Mitchell had a quiet game with 53 yards on 17 carries.

“Jimmy G (Garopollo), you can’t say enough about that guy. The sh*t he takes,” Kittle said.

The 49ers defense sacked Rodgers five times and forced five three and outs as the unsung hero of the game.

“After we won, I didn’t want to leave the field,” said 49ers defensive tackle Arik Armstead. “I just don’t want to go home…We keep making plays.”

GAME NOTES: San Francisco finished 4-for-11 on third down conversions. Green Bay was 5-for-12.

San Francisco running back Jeff Wilson Jr. suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter and did not return to the game.

Dillion suffered a chest injury in the third quarter. He did not return to the game.

Rodgers, who is 0-4 against San Francisco in four playoff games, had his second career playoff game with no touchdowns.

UP NEXT: San Francisco await the winner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Los Angeles Rams Divisional Playoff game for the NFC Championship Game on Sunday 1/30 at 3:40pm.

NFC Divisional round/San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Taking a look at how Garoppolo and Rogers match up tonight

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (right) and Green Bay Packers Aaron Rogers (left) discuss after their contest back on Jan 20, 2020 at Levi Stadium will meet again tonight at Lambeau Field for the NFC Divisional Round (ninernoise.com file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe taking a looking at the San Francisco 49ers (11-7) quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and Green Bay Packers (13-4) quarterback Aaron Rogers from the jump how do you see the quarterback match up for tonight’s game in Green Bay?

#2 The 49ers are on a five game win steak coming into Green Bay they seemed to have really caught fire when they defeated the Los Angeles Rams on the last day of the season 27-24 in overtime on Sunday Night Football Jan 9th.

#3 This week there was talk about Garoppolo’s shoulder strain, Nick Bosa concussion protocols, and linebacker Fred Warner high ankle strain the report during the middle of the week the three were trying to recover after the Dallas win last Sunday how do feel and look for tonight’s game in Green Bay?

#4 There are some media talk show hosts that are pulling for the 49ers in this one just simply because of the love-hate relationship mainly hate over Rogers fibbing about taking the Covid shot earlier this season that caused such a controversy?

#5 Joe it’s down to business the 49ers and Packers for the Divisional round oddsmakers have Green Bay winning it in a close one by five points just get your odds and who you pick and why for tonight.

Join Joe Hawkes for the 49ers podcasts each weekend at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: 49ers-Packers battle for NFC Divisional round Saturday at the Frozen Tundra

Dallas Cowboy quarterback Dak Prescott (4) sits on the AT&T Stadium turf in Dallas after recovering his own fumble as the San Francisco 49ers defensive end Charles Omenihu (92) looks on in the second half on Sun Jan 14, 2022. The 49ers advance to the NFC Divisional round for Sat Jan 20, 2022 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 Dave could you once again go over that ongoing question at the water cooler throughout the country as to why the Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and the Cowboys just simply didn’t allow the referee to touch the ball but a hurry offense end the game and season for them?

#2 Dave, talk about the 49ers injuries of concern quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo shoulder sprain, pass rusher Nick Bosa in concussion protocols, and linebacker Fred Warner who is suffering from a high ankle sprain will they be able to recover in time for Saturday night’s NFC Divisional round.

#3 The Green Bay Packers (13-4) took a tough loss in their final game of the season against the Detroit Lions (3-13) last week 37-30 in Detroit. Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers threw for 138 yards and two touchdowns and back up Jordan Love replace him later in the game. Did giving Rogers a break was intended for resting him for the playoffs?

Join David Zizmor for the 49ers podcasts each Wednesday and Joe Hawkes Sundays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

49ers escape with a 23-17 Wild Card win over the Cowboys in a surreal finish

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel, middle, are excited after defeating the Dallas Cowboys with tight end George Kittle (85) and fullback Kyle Juszczyk (44) at AT&T Stadium Dallas on Sun Jan 16, 2022 (AP News photo)

by Marko Ukalovic

ARLINGTON, Texas — It was an ending that will be talked about on both sides for the next eight months.

The final 1:49 of the NFC Wild Card game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys ended in a bizarre fashion with twists and turns that left one team having to answer questions and one team filled with relief as the Niners defeated the Cowboys 23-17 on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Stadium.

San Francisco thought they had game wrapped up when Deebo Samuel ran an end around to the right for ten yards for a first down with 40 seconds left on 3rd and 10. However, after review, the ball was marked inches short and forced the 49ers to punt the ball one last time.

On the ensuing drive, and out of timeouts, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott led his team down the 49ers 41-yard line with 14 seconds left. Prescott ran a quarterback sneak up the middle down to the 24-yard line. As the offense rushed up the field trying to spike the ball before expired, they tried hiking the ball before the umpire set the ball. The time clock reached 0:00 and Dallas was left with what could have been.

The 49ers now head to Green Bay to take on the NFC’s #1 seed Packers next weekend in the conference Divisional Playoff Game. Dallas season ends in disappointment after capturing the NFC East title.

“It was pretty emotional out there,” said 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan. “Lots of opportunities we had to win the game. Those guys (Dallas) kept fighting. We made a couple of mistakes there at the end. We shouldn’t have let it get there. It was a hell of a win by the guys.”

San Francisco drew first blood on its opening possession. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo led his team on a seven play, 75-yard drive that had four consecutive plays of 10 yards or more. Running back Elijah Mitchell capped off the drive with a four-yard rushing touchdown.

Dallas did the exact opposite on its first position that went three and out that ended with a Nick Bosa sack of Prescott for 10 yards.

The 49ers outgained the Cowboys by 103 yards (110-7) in the first quarter as they controlled the play with 19 offensive plays to just eight for Dallas.

The Cowboys answered back on its first possession of the second quarter. Prescott led Dallas on a nine play, 67-yard drive when he connected with wide receiver Amari Cooper on a 20-yard touchdown reception down the right slide line with 4:21 left in the first half.

San Francisco scored on all four possessions in the first half with three fields goals by Gould and the Mitchell touchdown.

Bosa suffered a concussion late in the first half that ended the day for him when he was hit with friendly fire when teammate DJ Jones’ leg hit Bosa in the head.

The 49ers defense responded for their fallen teammate as they made the Cowboys punt on two of their first three possessions to start the second half.

The other possession resulted in a K’Waun Williams interception of Prescott at the Cowboys 26-yard line.

San Francisco didn’t waste time making Dallas pay for Prescott’s miscue. Deebo Samuel took a pitch to the right side, cut back in the middle and run for a 26-yard touchdown to give the 49ers a commanding 23-7 lead. It was the first rushing touchdown by a wide receiver in the postseason in franchise history.

Samuel, who rushed for a record eight touchdowns by a wide receiver during the regular season, finished with 72 yards on 10 carries.

“It was getting kind of crazy at the end,” Samuel said.

On their fourth possession, Dallas executed a fake punt on a 4th and 5 when punter Bryan Anger threw a 16-yard reception to C.J. Goodwin down to the 49ers 36-yard line.

However, penalties, which plagued Dallas on offense for most of the game, and San Francisco’s relentless pressure on Prescott forced the Cowboys to settle for a Greg Zuerlein 51-yard field goal.

Tight end George Kittle didn’t have a catch in the game until an 18-yard reception with 11:49 left in the fourth quarter.

The Cowboys shifted the momentum when Anthony Brown intercepted Garoppolo at the 49-yard line and returned it 23 yards down to the 49ers 28-yard line.

Dallas cashed in on the turnover on five plays when Prescott ran in for a five-yard touchdown on a 3rd and goal play to cut the lead to 23-17. During the drive linebacker Fred Warner was injured when suffered an ankle injury.

It looked like the game was over when the Cowboys turned the ball over on downs with 1:49 left in the game. Dallas took over possession at their own 16-yard line with 2:51 left in the fourth quarter. They drove to the 49ers 47-yard line before turning the ball on down when Prescott’s pass to Cedric Wilson Jr. deep down the field fell incomplete.

But Dallas’ defense was able to force the Niners to punt the ball with 40 seconds left to set up the unbelievable ending that allowed San Francisco to escape out of AT&T Stadium with the win.

San Francisco’s defense finished with five sacks and the one interception. They held Eziekiel Elliot to a quiet game with just 31 carries on 12 carries.

Garoppolo finished with 16 of 25 for 172 yards and one INT with a QB rating of 67.4. Mitchell paced the offense with 96 yards on 27 carries. Brandon Aiyuk led the 49ers in receiving with five catches for 66 yards.

“It was similar last week on how we did it (won the game),” Garoppolo said. “It’s one of those things where you gotta keep grinding with it. It’s playoff football. It’s that time of year.”

Prescott finished 23 of 43 for 254 yards with one touchdown, one interception and a QB rating of 69.3. Tight end Dalton Schultz led the Cowboys in receiving with seven catches for 89 yards.

“Not good enough. I take accountability for this loss. I’ve got to be better. We definitely underachieved. And it sucks,” Prescott said.

Dallas matched a franchise record for the 14 penalties they had in the game.

GAME NOTES: San Francisco finished 6-for-13 on third down conversions. Dallas was 5-for-14.

The Cowboys have now gone 11 straight playoff appearances without reaching a conference championship game. That’s the longest streak by any team in NFL history.

UP NEXT: San Francisco take on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Lambeau Field. Date and time TBD.

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Will a good post season keep Garoppolo in San Francisco for next season?

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) seen here throwing against the Los Angeles Rams last Sun Jan 9, 2022 in Los Angeles on the final day of the regular season (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe how crucial is it for San Francisco 49ers (10-7) quarterback to comeback have a good playoff and get the team back to the Super Bowl that could very well save his job at the 49ers?

#2 Garoppolo is remembered for his Sueprbowl meltdown when things just fell apart in the 2019-20 Super Bowl loss to the Kansas City Chiefs what will Garoppolo need to do to save his legacy and facing a fine Dallas Cowboys team Sunday.

#3 Joe, how badly did the 49ers miss nickelback K’Waun Williams last Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams due to Covid 19 protocols?

#4 49ers linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair is in doubt to play against the Cowboys Sunday. Al-Shaair missed the last two regular season games suffering from a knee injury. Al-Shaair did not practice on Friday. Al-Shaair will be evaluated in Dallas over this weekend to see if he can play on Sunday.

#5 The Dallas Cowboys (12-5) can be a very tough customer at home in Arlington they have won five of their last six games and Dak Prescott against the Philadelphia Eagles threw for 295 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Cowboys to a 51-26 win.

Join Joe Hawkes for the 49ers podcasts throughout the post season at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: Can 49ers stop a hot Cowboys team Sunday?

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jauan Jennings (15) is jubilant after getting in the end zone for a second half touchdown at SoFi Stadium against the Los Angeles Rams on Sun Jan 9, 2022. The 49ers are in Dallas for the NFC Wild Card round Sun Jan 16, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 In view of the San Francisco 49ers (10-7) win over the Los Angeles Rams how much confidence does and momentum does that give the 49ers going into Dallas on Sunday for the NFC Wild Card game.

#2 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo showed no signs of any problems with the thumb throwing 23-32 for 316 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. He threw for over 300 yards but was intercepted twice.

#3 The 49ers battle the Dallas Cowboys (12-5) Sunday in Dallas for the NFC Wild Card round. The Cowboys have won five of their last six games. They absolutely crushed the Philadelphia Eagles (9-8) last Saturday 51-26 on the road in Philadelphia. Cowboy quarterback Dak Prescott 295 yards and five touchdowns.

Join David for the 49ers podcasts each Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com