San Francisco 49ers star pass rusher Nick Bosa created headlines by saying the Dallas Cowboys offensive line is “definitely beatable” heading into their postseason clash. Bosa started out by complimenting Tyron Smith but cited the tackle’s recent injuries as a big reason the Niners defensive line wants to “make them work.”
“They’re both very solid players,” Bosa stated during his January 13 press conference. “Obviously, Tyron’s [Smith] had a Hall of Fame career, I think. And him and Trent have been the best tackles in the league for a long time, but they’re definitely beatable.
“There’s tape on them getting beat, and we’re trying to do the same. But they’ve definitely been in and out of the lineup a lot this year, in the past years. So, just game plan is to make them work.”
Here is a look at Bosa’s comments that have Cowboys fans fuming.
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Lawrence on 49ers: ‘It Doesn’t Matter Who Lines Up’
The 49ers-Cowboys have one of the most storied rivalries in NFL history. The current players are doing their part to reignite some of the heated passion from the 1990s. Cowboys pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence was asked about Niners quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo but the defender is apparently tired of discussing San Francisco.
“When I look at Jimmy [Garoppolo], see that’s the thing, like I don’t want to come into here and just be talking to media about what we can do or what we about to do,” Lawrence told reporters on January 13. “I want to really focus on our game plan, not worry about what those guys have over there and really just come out on Sunday and attack and play our game.
“It doesn’t matter who lines up. We have to go out there and dominate as a defensive unit and come out with a ‘W’ point blank, period.”
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