When was the last time the Cowboys beat the 49ers in the playoffs?

TAMPA, FLORIDA - JANUARY 16: Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates on the field after defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-14 in the NFC Wild Card playoff game at Raymond James Stadium on January 16, 2023 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FLORIDA - JANUARY 16: Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates on the field after defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-14 in the NFC Wild Card playoff game at Raymond James Stadium on January 16, 2023 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /
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The Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers have a storied playoff history, with the two teams facing off in several memorable matchups over the years.

The first playoff meeting between the two teams occurred in 1970, with the Cowboys winning 20-17 in the NFC Championship game. This set the stage for a rivalry that would continue for decades to come.

In the 1990s, the two teams met in the playoffs three times, with Dallas winning two of the three matchups across the decade. Since the 90s, the two teams have only faced off against one another once until this weekend in what should be an exciting game for fans.

San Francisco is currently favored to win the game, but could Dallas pull off an upset?

When was the last time the Cowboys beat the 49ers in the playoffs?

As the Dallas Cowboys head to San Francisco to face the 49ers in the divisional round of the playoffs, they’ll be looking to get their first win over the 49ers in almost 30 years! The last time the Cowboys beat the 49ers in the playoffs was back in 1994 when the two teams faced off in the NFC Championship game. During that game, Dallas picked up the win defeating San Francisco by a score of 38-21.

The two teams have faced off against one another twice since then, with Dallas losing to the 49ers during the NFC Championship game in 1994 and during Wild Card weekend in 2022.

Cowboys and 49ers playoff history

Prior to their 2023 divisional playoff game, the Cowboys and 49ers have faced off against one another a total of eight times over the years dating back to 1971. Of those eight games, Dallas managed to pick up a win a total of five times giving them a record of 5-3 over the 49ers. Here’s a look at the two teams’ playoff history:

  • 1971: Dallas 17, San Francisco 10 (NFC Championship)
  • 1972: Dallas 14, San Francisco 3 (NFC Championship)
  • 1972: Dallas 30, San Francisco 28 (NFC Divisional)
  • 1982: Dallas 27, San Francisco 28 (NFC Championship)
  • 1993: Dallas 30, San Francisco 20 (NFC Championship)
  • 1994: Dallas 38, San Francisco 21 (NFC Championship)
  • 1995: Dallas 28, San Francisco 38 (NFC Championship)
  • 2022: Dallas 17, San Francisco 23 (Wild Card)

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