The Week 5 edition of “Sunday Night Football” isn’t an old game between the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers, it’s a grudge match. The 49ers ended the Cowboys’ last two seasons in 2021 and 2022 after Dallas won 12 games in each. First, there was the 23-17 defeat in the 2021 NFC wild card round at AT&T Stadium. Last season, it was a 19-12 slip-up in Santa Clara, California, at Levi’s Stadium in the divisional round.
“It’s obvious,” Prescott said when asked about how he felt after the Cowboys’ season-ending loss to the 49ers last January. “I mean, we’re so far past that, to be honest with you, that’s obvious. You just want to piss me off going into this week, and I appreciate that. I do actually. I do. I appreciate that.”
When asked if that defeat served as a motivator for the Cowboys, Prescott replied honestly.
“Every day,” Prescott said. “Every day.”
Both of these teams have been two of the NFL’s best through the first four weeks of the 2023 season.
Dominant starts this season
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“There’s no bitter taste, this is a top NFC team,” Cowboys All-Pro linebacker Micah Parsons said postgame Sunday. “I think [it’s] us, Philly and the 49ers [at the top of the NFC]. This is a playoff game. This is something you look forward to. … It’s going to be a test. It’s going to be back and forth. It’s going to go down to the wire. It’s almost a rivalry at this point. It is going to be super exciting.”
How to watch
Date: Sunday, Oct. 8 | Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: Levi’s Stadium (Santa Clara, California)
TV: NBC | Stream: fubo
Follow: CBS Sports App
Odds: 49ers -4; O/U 45
When the Cowboys have the ball
Both teams only scored one touchdown in the…