Cowboys fans have a reason to be happy with 49ers loss to Rams
It’s understandable that Dallas Cowboys fans are likely still mourning the Wild Card Game loss. From the countless penalties to the lack of a game plan, America’s Team let themselves and their fans down when they played the San Francisco 49ers.
The Niners went on to miraculously take down the Green Bay Packers in the Frozen Tundra of Green Bay, Wisconsin. But, San Francisco couldn’t win the battle of the NFC. Ironically, it looked all-too-similar to the game at the end of the regular season where the 49ers’ staged a massive comeback to beat the Rams and earn a higher spot in the playoff race.
This time, the Niners collapsed. Up 17-7 at one point in the contest, the Niners lost 20-17 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. San Francisco’s Jaquiski Tartt dropped a crucial potential interception thrown by Matthew Stafford late in the game. And, in the end, Jimmy Garoppolo would end up throwing one of his infamous interceptions to seal his team’s fate sending the Rams to the Super Bowl.
In sports, sometimes you want to root for the team that beat you so that you can prove that they were a great team and make the loss feel less painful. Other times, you want those that made you suffer to suffer as well. There’s one big reason Cowboys fans can be excited about this loss.
San Francisco 49ers loss in NFC Championship means they can’t surpass the Dallas Cowboys in total Super Bowl wins
Putting the GOAT, Tom Brady, aside, the Cowboys and 49ers are tied for five total Super Bowl wins in franchise history. They are only behind the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots who both have six wins. If the Niners won yesterday, they would have had a chance to not only ruin the Cowboys Super Bowl hopes this year but also surpass America’s Team in total championships by winning it all.
While America’s Team has a large Super Bowl drought (1996), the Niners one is even longer (1995). Let’s also not forget that San Francisco had a chance to win the Super Bowl in both 2012 and 2019. We couldn’t beat them, but they seem to keep beating themselves when it comes to chances to break our coveted championship record.
Yes. We know. None of this erases the fact that the Cowboys have yet to make the Conference Championship Game in their last 11 playoff appearances. It doesn’t change the fact that Dallas hasn’t even made a Super Bowl game since the last time they won it in 1996. But we all need something to celebrate these days.