Many Cowboys fans have seen a clip from this game, but not one that tells the actual outcome. Known more for the time when Larry Allen grabbed kicker Jose Cortez by the facemask after a missed extra point, the Cowboys had some work to do to come back after a slow start.
The 49ers used an 89-yard touchdown to Brandon Lloyd and then a 34-yard interception return by Tony Parrish, who later played briefly for the Cowboys, to build a 21-6 advantage.
However, Drew Bledsoe and the offense went to work in the second half. Trailing by 12 heading into the fourth, Bledsoe engineered a scoring drive that ended with Julius Jones' 1-yard run. And then in the final minutes, Bledsoe hit Keyshawn Johnson for a clutch 14-yard touchdown, followed by a successful 2-point conversion to grab the 34-31 lead.
The 49ers, quarterbacked by Tim Rattay, tried to make one last rally, but linebacker Dat Nguyen picked off a pass to seal the win. It was the Cowboys' first regular season win in San Francisco in nine previous seasons.
On another side note, the road game was one of the few in Cowboys history in which the team didn't return home immediately afterwards. In fact, the team stayed the entire week in the Bay Area, to practice and prepare for another road game with the Raiders.