ARLINGTON, Tex. - Nursing a nine-point lead in the third quarter, the San Francisco 49ers finally got the game's first takeaway. They wasted no time making the Dallas Cowboys pay for the mistake.
After cornerback K'Waun Williams came up with an interception of Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott at Dallas' 26, Niners coach Kyle Shanahan did what he's done so many times this season, putting the ball in the hands of receiver Deebo Samuel out of the backfield.
Samuel took a handoff from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, looped behind him, and sprinted to his right, looking for a hole.