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What channel is 49ers vs. Cowboys on today? Time, TV schedule for NFL wild-card playoff game

Cowboys-49ers is one of the most storied rivalries, not just in football, but in all of sports. The Cowboys lead the all-time series 19-17-1 and provided one of the most famous games, and plays in NFL history when “The Catch” happened in 1981’s NFC title game.

Then, in the 1990s, as the Cowboys went on their Super Bowl runs, they had to go through — you guessed it — the 49ers. But both teams also went through down periods, particularly in the 2000s and 2010s, as the two teams haven’t met in the postseason since 1998.

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This year, though, both teams exceeded expectations. Dallas won the NFC East with the league’s best scoring offense and best total offense. But they were equally good on defense, ranking seventh in scoring defense, second in third down defense all while cornerback Trevon Diggs and linebacker/edge rusher Micah Parsons both had breakout years.

They’re going up a 49ers team that’s been laden with injuries throughout the season at various positions, including quarterback, running back, tackle and tight end. As a result, they’ve had to manufacture offense in myriad ways.

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One of the most exciting players of the year is skill position player Deebo Samuel, who led the team with 1,405 receiving yards and six touchdowns, but also added 365 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on the ground, showing he can do a bit of everything. And he’s needed to as quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo posted less than a 2:1 TD-INT ratio, though he did complete over 68 percent of his passes.

The real hallmark of the 49ers this year has been defense, though. Defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans’ unit ranked ninth in scoring defense and third in total defense to go along with 48 sacks and 21 forced fumbles.

This should be a strength-on-strength matchup when these two teams face off. Sporting News has all the info you need to catch this game in action.

MORE: Watch 49ers vs. Cowboys live with fuboTV (free trial)

What channel is 49ers vs. Cowboys on today?

The Cowboys and 49ers will be covered by both CBS and Nickelodeon.

On the CBS broadcast, Jim Nantz and Tony Romo will be in the booth and Tracy Wolfson will be reporting from the sidelines. Noah Eagle, Nate Burleson and Gabrielle Nevaeh Green will be on the Nickelodeon broadcast, with Dylan Gilmer on the sideline.

In Canada, viewers can watch 49ers vs. Cowboys with a subscription to DAZN, which includes every NFL game.

49ers vs. Cowboys start time

  • Date: Sunday, Jan. 16
  • Kickoff: 4:30 p.m. ET, 1:30 p.m. PT 

The second of three games on Sunday, this game will kickoff at 4:30 p.m. ET from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. 

NFL playoff schedule 2022

Wild-card round

Saturday, Jan. 15

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
Raiders vs. Bengals 4:35 p.m. ET NBC Peacock, fuboTV
Patriots vs. Bills 8:15 p.m. ET CBS Paramount+, fuboTV

Sunday, Jan. 16

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
Eagles vs. Buccaneers 1:05 p.m. ET Fox fuboTV
49ers vs. Cowboys 4:40 p.m. ET CBS, Nickelodeon Paramount+, Amazon Prime, fuboTV
Steelers vs. Chiefs 8:15 p.m. ET NBC Peacock, fuboTV

Monday, Jan. 17

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
Cardinals vs. Rams 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN ESPN App, fuboTV

Divisional round

Saturday, Jan. 22

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
AFC Divisional Round TBA TBA fuboTV
NFC Divisional Round TBA TBA fuboTV

Sunday, Jan. 23

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
AFC Divisional Round TBA TBA fuboTV
NFC Divisional Round TBA TBA fuboTV

Conference championships

Sunday, Jan. 30

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
AFC Championship Game 3:05 p.m. ET CBS Paramount+, fuboTV
NFC Championship Game 6:40 p.m. ET Fox Fox Sports app, fuboTV

Super Bowl 56

Sunday, Feb. 13

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
Super Bowl 56 6:30 p.m. ET NBC NBC Sports app, fuboTV