NFL PREVIEW: SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (5-8) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (4-9)
WEEK 15 // SUNDAY, DEC. 20, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // AT&T STADIUM // REFEREE: LAND CLARK
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:
LEADER: 49ers lead all-time series, 15-13-1
STREAKS: Cowboys have won 5 of past 6
LAST GAME: 10/22/17: 49ers 10 at Cowboys 40
LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/7/14: 49ers 28, Cowboys 17
SAN FRANCISCO NOTES:
QB NICK MULLENS passed for 260 yards & TD vs. INT last week. Has 4,186 pass yards in 15 career starts, 3rd-most by QB in 1st 15 starts in NFL history. Has 250+ pass yards in 4 of his past 5 starts on road. • RB RAHEEM MOSTERT rushed for 65 yards last week. Has 70+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 5 on road. Has 7 TDs (6 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 5 on road & aims for his 6th in row on road with TD. RB JEFF WILSON had 5th rush TD of season last week. Has 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 3 on road. FB KYLE JUSZCZYK had 10th-career rec. TD in Week 14 & aims for his 3rd in row with TD catch. • WR BRANDON AIYUK (rookie) led team with career-high 10 receptions & career-high 119 yards last week, his 2nd-career 100+ rec. yard game. Aims for his 6th in row with 5+ receptions & 75+ rec. yards. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with TD catch. TE JORDAN REED aims for his 3rd in row at Dal. with 6+ receptions & 75+ rec. yards. • LB FRED WARNER aims for his 6th in row with 5+ tackles. Needs 4 tackles for 3rd-consecutive 100+ tackle season. DL KERRY HYDER has 4 sacks in his past 3 on road & aims for his 4th in row on road with sack. DL DION JORDAN had sack in Week 14 & aims for his 3rd in row with sack. DB JIMMIE WARD aims for his 4th in row with 5+ tackles. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with PD. CB RICHARD SHERMAN had 4 PD in his last game vs. Dal. (11/1/15 w/ Sea.). Has PD in 2 of his past 3 on road. CB JASON VERRETT had 2nd INT of season last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with PD.
QB ANDY DALTON passed for 185 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 122.6 rating last week. Has 2+ TD passes in 3 of his past 4 starts. Passed for 311 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 90.5 rating in his last game vs. SF (9/15/19 w/ Cin.). • RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT had 219 scrimmage yards (147 rush, 72 rec.) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. SF with 150+ scrimmage yards & rush TD. Has 1,290 scrimmage yards (129 per game) & 12 TDs (9 rush, 3 rec.) in 10 career games vs. NFC West. Is 1st player with 1,100+ scrimmage yards & 7+ scrimmage TDs in each of 1st 5 seasons since ADRIAN PETERSON (2007-11). • WR AMARI COOPER had 4 catches for 51 yards & rec. TD last week. Is only player with 5+ TD catches in each of past 6 seasons. Aims for his 4th in row with rec. TD. Needs 58 rec. yards for 5th-career season with 1,000+ rec. yards. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 5+ receptions. Rookie WR CEEDEE LAMB had 46 rec. yards last week. Has 8 games with 5+ receptions, tiedmost (TEE HIGGINS) among rookies in 2020. Ranks 2nd among rookies in receptions (61) & 3rd in rec. yards (742). TE DALTON SCHULTZ is 1 of 3 NFC TEs (EVAN ENGRAM & T.J. HOCKENSON) with 50+ receptions (career-high 51) this season. • LB JAYLON SMITH led team with 11 tackles & had 4th-career FR last week. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 123 tackles in 2020. DE ALDON SMITH had 78-yard FR-TD last week, his 1st-career TD. Had 44 sacks & 46 TFL in 50 games (2011-14) with SF. DE TYRONE CRAWFORD had 2nd-career 2-sack game last week. CB JOURDAN LEWIS had 4th-career FR in Week 13. ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Trent Green.