Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong: Prescott sorry for giving credit to Cowboys fans for throwing garbage at officials; Seahawks retooling ask to talk to Denver defensive coordinator; plus more

Dallas Cowboys fans throwing garbage and trash at NFL officials and Cowboy players after the Cowboys loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sun Jan 16, 2022 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington (Daily Snark news photo)

On Headlines podcast with Jessica:

#1 “Credit to them. Credit it to them” Famous last words from Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott after learning fans were not throwing trash and garbage at his teammates but rather to officials on Sunday after the loss to the 49ers blaming officials for not spotting the ball in time as time ran out and the Cowboys were eliminated from the post season. Prescott had since apologized on Tuesday for what he said.

#2 The Seattle Seahawks front office kept busy this week as they fired their defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr and defensive passing game coordinator Andre Curtis in what was the worst season for the Seahawks in more than ten years under head coach Pete Carroll. The Hawks have asked permission to speak with the Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Ed Donatell.

#3 According to head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Tomlin all options are on the table as his starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is presumed not to be returning for the 2022 season after 18 seasons as starting quarterback Roethlisberger will most likely be hanging it up and Tomlin will be searching for a new quarterback for next season.

#4 Golden State Warriors minority owner Chamath Palihapitiya (polly who said 15 minutes into an interview on Saturday that “Nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs, OK?” Palihapitiya continued saying “I’m telling you a very hard, ugly truth, OK, of all the things that I care about, yes it is below my line.” The Uyghurs Muslims are being are reportedly being persecuted and suffering from genocide in China according to the US Government. The Warriors embarrassed by the comments are reportedly keeping themselves away from Palihapitya and his remarks and sources say Palihapitya share of the team could be bought out depending on how much the team has to do damage control over the remarks.

#5 Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving re-enforced his no Covid 19 vaccine stance telling the media on Tuesday that his life outside of basketball is his choice not be vaccinated. Irving is not eligible to play in Brooklyn his home building the Barclay Center where the vaccine shot is mandated to be able to play.

Join Jessica for Headline Sports every other Wednesday 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

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Hill suspended one game for helmet flying punch of Simpson

Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Trysten Hill in yellow circle throws punch knocking Raider lineman John Simpson’s helmet off in a post game confrontation at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Sun Nov 28, 2021 (Larry Brown Sports photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Rich:

#1 Rich, after losing three straight games do the Las Vegas Raiders (6-5) look as if they righted the ship somewhat with their close but 36-33 win over the Dallas Cowboys (7-4) last Thursday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington?

#2 Rich, Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Trysten Hill was been suspended for the next Cowboys game for throwing a punch a Raider lineman John Simpson but had his suspension reduced to just one game after appealing to the NFL. Hill sought out Simpson after the game going in the opposite direction of the Cowboys locker room and toward the Raiders tunnel side and confronted Simpson throwing a open hand punch in Simpson’s face mask. The NFL said this was deliberate behavior and the force of the punch knocked Simpson’s helmet off.

#3 It was reported that Hill had trouble coming out of college and he had problems with the Cowboys and no one is really surprised by this and the NFL needed to set a heavy handed deterrent when they originally suspended Hill for one game.

#4 The fight between Hill and Simpson broke protocols it’s an unwritten rule amongst players, coaches and personnel that they were there to shake hands and show good sportsmanship at the conclusion of each game and not to seek each one another out and cause a fracas.

#5 The Raiders host the Washington Football Team (5-6) on Sunday Dec 5th for a home game at Allegiant Stadium. Washington is coming off three straight wins after losing three straight games. In their last game Washington just got by the Seattle Seahawks 17-15. Seeing how Washington has improved lately how do you see this match up Sunday between Washington and Las Vegas.

Rich Perez is a Las Vegas Raiders beat writer catch Rich for the Raider podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria: Now Raiders need to push harder to get a playoff spot

Las Vegas Raiders place kicker Daniel Carlson (2) gets congratulations from teammates by Jermaine Eluemunor (72), AJ Cole (6) after booting a game winning 29 yard field goal against the Dallas Cowboys Thu Nov 25, 2021 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria:

#1 Tony, after losing three straight games it had to be a lot of weight off the Las Vegas Raiders (6-5) shoulders to get that Thanksgiving Day win against the Dallas Cowboys (7-4) 36-33.

#2 Tony, how much over the span of the three game losing streak did situations and departures of Henry Ruggs and Damon Arnette play into focusing on games for the team?

#3 On Thanksgiving Day going to Dallas after three straight loses critics didn’t give the Raiders much chances of winning but win they did they hung with them on on both sides of the ball for the whole game right down to kicker Daniel Carlson’s game winning field goal to win that game.

#4 For Raiders quarterback Derek Carr an afternoon of just staying in the pocket and getting rid of the ball and making his throws count going 24-39 for 373 yards, and one touchdown he really help guide that offense last Thursday.

#5 The Washington Football Team (5-6) had previously lost three straight games and then turned things around and have won three in a row they won their last game against the Seattle Seahawks (3-8) close as it may 17-15 does Washington pose a threat coming into Allegiant this Sunday against the Raiders how do you see this upcoming match up?

Join Tony R for the Raiders podcasts each Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Las Vegas Raiders game wrap: Raiders snap 3 game skid edge Cowboys in OT 36-33

Las Vegas Raiders back up quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) got into the end zone on a carry in the second half of the game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington against the Dallas Cowboys on Thu Nov 25, 2021 (AP News photo)

By Rich Perez

Las Vegas Raiders beat reporter

It took about a month for the Las Vegas Raiders to get the taste of losing out of their mouths with an overtime win over the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington 36-33 on Thursday night.

You’d have to go back to Sun Oct 24th when the Raiders defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 33-22 when they last won a game. After that game they had a bye week lost two key players to unforeseen circumstances in Henry Ruggs and Damon Arnette during that week that could have knocked any team off the rails and make them miss an opportunity at post season.

The Raiders would lose three straight games to New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals. After that Bengals loss critics really wonder when the Raiders would win another game. The wait wouldn’t be long. The victory against the Cowboys on Thursday night really gave the Silver and Black some light in their playoff hope tunnel as it were and at least looking to start playing close to get within striking distance of their opponents.

The Raiders held the lead for most of the game and to come away with a win like this against the Cowboys on a Thanksgiving Day you’d have to go all the way back to 1968 proceeding that year the Raiders lost the next two Thanksgiving dates with Dallas but got back in the win column in overtime Thursday after Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson booted a 29 yard overtime field goal to get the Raiders over the hump for the three point win.

For the Cowboys the loss marks their third loss in games when they went overtime and this is the sixth overtime game in Thanksgiving Day history. One of the key reasons why the Raiders won this game is the defense played such a key role in the first three quarters of the game the Raiders held the Cowboys to a single digit in scoring for each quarter. Each time the Cowboys would get close to the red zone the Raiders would close the gap on them and force a turnover.

The other cause for the loss was the four pass interference calls that Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown got while defending the Raiders. On the fourth interference call on Brown came in overtime that put the ball in great field position for Carlson to be able to kick the 29 yard winner and take the Raiders home.

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr also had a great afternoon under center throwing 24-39 for 373 yards passing getting one touchdown. Carr didn’t allow a turnover and held onto the rock when he got sacked two times. Carr avoided moving the chains and relied on his receivers including Desean Jackson whose made a difference. Jackson three catches for 102 yards and one touchdown.

The Cowboys falling against AFC West opponents like they did last Sunday to the Kansas City Chiefs 19-9. The Raiders jumped right in with a big lead in the beginning, keeping that lead all the way until almost the end of the game.

Carr had a tremendous leadership role in leading the team really the whole game in big third down conversions all game long. Jackson had a great game at receiver and seems to be fitting in really well with the Raiders in that one two tandem of wide receiver with Zay Jones. It seems to be working out at the wide receiver angle along with wide receiver Bryan Edwards who helped out with one reception and 12 yards.

The Raiders now will have ten days off and play the Washington Football Team (4-6) coming in to Allegiant Stadium in a real big game on Sun Dec 5th. For the Raiders who have their eye on trying to get a shot at post season. Washington had a four game losing streak going before winning two in a row against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3) and Carolina Panthers (5-6). The Panthers being Washington’s most recent win.

Rich is a Raiders beat writer and join Rich Fridays for the Raiders podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Raiders do enough to stay ahead of Cowboys; Get OT field goal from Carlson for winner 36-33

Las Vegas Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson (2) kicks a 29 yard game winning field goal in overtime against the Dallas Cowboys on Thu Nov 25, 2021 at AT &T stadium in Arlington (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Rich:

The Las Vegas Raiders (6-5) kicker Daniel Carlson kicked the game winning field goal in overtime to just get the Raiders by the Dallas Cowboys (7-4) on Thanksgiving Day Thu Nov 25, 2021 36-33. It was a real nail biter the Raiders had just enough to stay ahead of the Cowboys throughout the game and got into overtime to get Carlson in good field position to boot the 29 yarder for the winner.

The win for the Raiders makes this their first Thanksgiving Day victory since 1968 the last time they won. This Thursday’s victory ended a two game losing streak and Thursday made it their third Thanksgiving game since 1968 as the Cowboys had won the two previous games.

The Cowboys Anthony Brown just couldn’t keep out of pass interference trouble. Brown’s pass interference help set up a field goal for Carlson. Brown would commit four third down pass interference penalties it no doubt was a factor in the Cowboys losing this game.

Rich Perez did the Raiders podcast at the conclusion of Thu Nov 25, 2021 in Dallas against the Cowboys at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria: Are Raiders still shook over loses of Ruggs and Arnette?; Las Vegas goes to Dallas with three game loss streak Thursday night

Las Vegas Raiders head coach Rich Bisaccia yells instruction to the his players during Sun Nov 21, 2021 game against the visiting Cincinnati Bengals at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria:

After the Las Vegas Raiders (5-5) winning two straight games going to back on Oct 17th and 24th vs. the Denver Broncos (5-5) and Philadelphia Eagles (5-6). Then there was the bye week of Oct 31st when Henry Ruggs III was arrested for DUI by death and Damon Arnette who posted a video of himself with a automatic weapon with a scope saying he was going kill a someone.

After the loss of those two players the Raiders are currently in a three game losing streak with loses to the New York Giants (3-7), Kansas City Chiefs (7-4) and the Cincinnati Bengals (6-4). You had to wonder if the team fundamentally is off track or still shell shocked from the loses of Ruggs and Arnette.

The Raiders host the Dallas Cowboys (7-3) Thursday night for a Thanksgiving contest. The Cowboys are going well they have won seven of their last nine games and lost their most recent game against the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday 19-9. The Cowboys scores were just three field goals and Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was off throwing 28-43 for 216 yards, no touchdowns and two picks. Tony tells us how he sees this match up on Turkey night.

Tony R does the Raiders podcasts each Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com