This weekend, Kyle Shanahan’s league-best defense will be up against Dak Prescott and his high-powered Dallas offense.
During a press conference on Wednesday, Shanahan addressed the challenges he faces with game planning against the Cowboys quarterback.
“When you’re a pure pocket passer who can make all the throws out there and read the defense really well and get the ball to the right spots and do it with precision — that’s why He has a career,” Shanahan said, per 49erswebzone.com. “And when things go bad, he gets used to how to get out of that pocket and make some off-schedule plays. and that’s why he has [a] Successful career so far.
After a dreadful performance in Week 18, Prescott had a near-flawless performance in a Wild Card victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – throwing for 305 yards and accounting for five total touchdowns.
Last year, Shanahan and the Niners included Prescott and defeated the Cowboys in a wild card round matchup. They would be looking to do the same in this year’s divisional round.
Sunday’s game begins at 6:30 p.m. ET at Levi’s Stadium.