The San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys are set to face off in the playoffs in what will be the latest chapter in the two teams’ playoff story.
The 49ers, led by head coach Kyle Shanahan, finished the regular season with a record of 13-4 and secured the number two seed in the NFC. Meanwhile, the Cowboys, led by head coach Mike McCarthy, finished the regular season with a record of 12-5 and secured the number five seed in the NFC.
The game is sure to be a hard-fought battle, with both teams looking to come out on top. The 49ers will be looking to leverage their home field to pick up a win, while the Cowboys will be looking to pull off an upset on the road. The game promises to be an exciting matchup, with both teams looking to prove themselves in the playoffs.
In order to win, they’ll each need their best players on the field including their starting quarterbacks. We know the Cowboys will have Dak Prescott on the field in the starting position, but what about Jimmy Garoppolo on the 49ers’ side of the field?
Will Jimmy Garoppolo play against the Bengals?
In what is likely to come as no surprise to 49ers fans, Jimmy Garoppolo will not be playing today against the Cincinnati Bengals. Garoppolo has once again been ruled out by the 49ers and will not suit up for today’s divisional playoff game. With Garoppolo sidelined, the 49ers will once again start their rookie quarterback Brock Purdy who has been on quite a hot streak since going in as starter.
Jimmy Garoppolo injury status
Jimmy Garoppolo continues to be sidelined from the injury he sustained during the 49ers’ Week 13 game against the Miami Dolphin where he suffered a broken foot. The injury kept Garoppolo sidelined for the remainder of the regular season, but there has been hope among his fans that he could return in the postseason.
As Garoppolo managed to avoid surgery, there is a chance Garoppolo could be ready to play if the 49ers make it into the Super Bowl. However, it seems incredibly unlikely the 49ers will pull Brock Purdy from the starting lineup given how incredible he’s been playing this season.