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Dallas Cowboys vs San Francisco 49ers Inactive and Injury Reports for Divisional Round Playoffs

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by Robert Duff in NFL Football

Updated Jan 22, 2023 · 8:21 AM PST

Dallas Cowboys SS Jayron Kearse helped off field
Dec 11, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys safety Jayron Kearse (27) leaves the field during warm ups with assistance from training staff prior to a game against the Houston Texans at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports

  • The Dallas Cowboys vs San Francisco 49ers inactive and injury reports for the Divisional Round NFL Playoff game are relatively clean sheets
  • Cowboys SS Jayron Kearse (knee) is the only starter who is questionable to play
  • San Francisco doesn’t show a single starter with an injury designation

The San Francisco 49ers (14-4, 12-6 ATS) and Dallas Cowboys (13-5, 11-7 ATS) must be feeling pretty confident about their chances of making some noise in the NFL Playoffs. Other than the obvious – both teams are showing stellar records and were solid winners during Wild Card Weekend – there’s another major factor on their side that’s vital to sporting success. Read on for Dallas Cowboys vs San Francisco 49ers inactive and injury reports.

Both teams are almost completely healthy. At this time of year in the NFL, that’s about as common as Nathan Peterman Pro Bowl appearances.

The NFC West champion 49ers aren’t showing a single injury designation among any of the club’s starters. As for the Cowboys, who gained their postseason place as a Wild Card entry, the only blemish among their starters is strong safety, Jayron Kearse. He’s listed as questionable due to a knee injury.

San Francisco is listed as 4-point home favorites. Both San Francisco (12-6) and Dallas (11-7) are among the NFL’s best against-the-spread bets this season. There was a slight movement in the line, which was showing 49ers -4.5 in the Divisional Round opening odds. The total was off the board at the outset of the week.



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The Cowboys vs 49ers public betting splits are going with San Francisco. Both spread and moneyline handle and bets are backing the 49ers. The people like the over on the total of 46.5 points. The game is being broadcast by FOX. Kickoff set for 6:30 pm ET at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday, January 22.

Dallas Cowboys Injury Report

This is the second week in a row that the Cowboys are coming into a playoff game with nary an injury designation among their starters. And that healthy roster was impressive in dismantling the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-14 on the road in their Wild Card Weekend game.

Dallas starting center Tyler Biadasz was returning to the lineup last week after missing the regular-season season finale against Washington due to an ankle injury. As well, starting RDT Johnathan Hankins (pectoral) was activated from IR for the Tampa Bay game.

MLB Leighton Vander Esch. Vander Esch (neck) was also back in action last week. He’d been out for the last three regular-season games.

San Francisco 49ers Injury Report

The limited injury list of the 49ers grew even less crowded when two starters – WR Jauan Jennings and LDE Samson Ebukam – were both removed from injury designation. They’d been limited earlier this week due to ankle injuries.

The injury designation was also removed from starting LDT Javon Kinlaw (knee). He’s been battling injury all season long and spent a stint on IR, so Kinlaw’s health is a big boost for San Francisco. RDT Arik Armstead (foot) has also continually fought the injury bug this season, but he’s also regained his health at the most important time of the year.

How Could Injuries Affect the Cowboys vs 49ers Lines?

Kearse is working with a sprained MCL. He’s insisting that he’ll be playing, but if he does, how close will he be to 100%? That could make a play on one of the 49ers receivers – either Deebo Samuel or Brandon Aiyuk – worth strong consideration in the Cowboys vs 49ers player props.

While no starters are expected to be out, it would be wrong to suggest that Dallas is 100% healthy. Jason Peters is out with a neck injury. He’s the #1 backup on the Cowboys’ depth chart at both tackle positions. Reserve tight end Peyton Hendershot is questionable with a hamstring ailment.

The only Dallas absence for the Tampa Bay game was backup LCB Trayvon Mullen. He was out with an illness. He’s out again this week but in a more permanent manner. The Cowboys placed Mullen on waivers. They’d claimed him on waivers from the Arizona Cardinals a month ago.

Two reserves on defense – RDT Kalia Davis (knee) and RCB Ambry Thomas (ankle) – are out for San Francisco. Of course, QB Jimmy Garoppolo (foot) also remains out. He’s missed the past six games.


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