‘You’d have to like this script.’ San Francisco 49ers lead Dallas Cowboys at halftime

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The Dallas Cowboys have their hands full if they plan on staying alive in the playoffs.

The Cowboys trail the San Francisco 49ers 16-7 at halftime of their wild card game at AT&T Stadium.

“You’d have to like this script if your Kyle Shanahan,” CBS analyst Tony Romo said of the Niners coach as the half came to a close.

The 49ers outgained the Cowboys 203 to 110 and have had the ball for almost nine more minutes than the Cowboys.

The 49ers, the No. 6 see in the NFC playoffs, drove 75 yards on seven plays on the opening kickoff to take a quick 7-0 lead. Three field goals, including two from beyond 50 yards by Robbie Gould helped the Niners build a nine-point lead at the half.

The Cowboys (12-5), the No. 3 seed, drove 67 yards on nine plays to get on the board on Dak Prescott’s 20-yard scoring pass to Amari Cooper with 5:24 left in the half. But San Francisco countered two minutes later with one of Gould’s three field goals to push their lead back to 16-7.

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