Games don't come much bigger than the Dallas Cowboys-San Francisco 49ers showdown on Sunday Night Football in Week 5. The longtime NFC rivals have a combined record of 7-1 and hold the second- and third-highest point differentials in the league, respectively, after four games.
Though it's only Week 5, this matchup will go a long way towards determining the pecking order in the top-heavy NFC. With a win, the Cowboys would improve to 4-1, equaling their record with the 49ers and keeping pace with the 4-0 Eagles, who play the 2-2 LA Rams this weekend.
With a loss, Dallas would drop to 3-2, putting them two games behind the 49ers and Eagles, their foremost competition for the NFC's No. 1 seed. We won't go as far as to call Sunday a must-win, but a loss would (significantly) worsen the Cowboys chances of having home-field advantage in the playoffs.
Let's jump into all of the information fans need to know about the game.
What time is the Cowboys vs 49ers game?
Kickoff from Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Ca. is scheduled for 7:20 pm CT. This is oddly San Francisco's third straight home game on the schedule. In two home games, they've outscored opponents 65-28.
How to watch Cowboys vs 49ers
It's Sunday Night Football, so the game will be nationally televised on NBC. Mike Tirico and Cris Collinsworth will be on the call. Fans in need of a stream should head over to FuboTV, which offers a free trial for first-time users. This could be the highest-rated game of the season in terms of viewership.
Cowboys vs 49ers betting odds
The 49ers are currently -3.5 home favorites, according to FanDuel. Both teams are -110 to cover the spread (+3.5 for the Cowboys). San Francisco is -184 to win outright on the moneyline, while Dallas is +154 to win outright. The over/under is 45 points, which is higher than you might have expected for a game featuring two elite defenses.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.
Cowboys vs 49ers all-time betting history
You're sick of hearing it, but the 49ers have won their last two games against the Cowboys. Both obviously came in the playoffs in 2022 and 2021. Despite that, the all-time series is deadlocked at 19-19-1. Before the last two playoff matchups, Dallas won three straight vs San Fran, including seven of nine dating back to 2002.
Let's bring that record to 20-19-1 in favor of the Cowboys on Sunday!