49ers eliminate Cowboys again, face Eagles for NFC championship


SANTA CLARA, Calif. —  Counting on a smothering protection and a grind-it-out working recreation, the San Francisco 49ers held on Sunday for a 19-12 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in an NFC divisional playoff recreation at Levi’s Stadium.For the third time within the final 4 years, the 49ers superior to the convention championship recreation. They may play at Philadelphia on Sunday.It was one other irritating postseason defeat for the Cowboys, who haven’t received a divisional spherical recreation since 1995, once they final received a Tremendous Bowl.Dallas fell prey to some acquainted issues — interceptions by quarterback Dak Prescott and a blocked extra-point try by kicker Brett Maher.Prescott, who was tied for the NFL lead this season with 15 interceptions, noticed two of his passes picked off by the 49ers. Maher was coming off a recreation wherein he missed a league document 4 consecutive PATs.San Francisco rookie quarterback Brock Purdy accomplished 19 of 29 passes for 214 yards.Tight finish George Kittle led the 49ers with 5 receptions for 95 yards, and Christian McCaffrey scored his staff’s lone landing with a two-yard run.