Two-time Super Bowl champion and former San Francisco 49ers’ back Tom Rathman had a few words of battle before his former Super Wild Card Weekend match with the Dallas Cowboys.
Rathman won the Super Bowl with the San Francisco and Raiders and is a member of the 49ers Hall of Fame. After his playing career in San Francisco, he continued as a running back coach. He spent a total of 23 years with Niners.
The champion played with the 49ers in 1986-1993, which means he knows the rivalry in the Dallas and San Francisco playoffs well. In his last two years with the Niners (1992 and 1993) his team twice failed against the Cowboys in the off-season. So it’s no surprise that he invested a lot in this weekend’s match.
Rathman went to the KNBR’s “Murph & Mac Show” on Wednesday morning to talk about the competition. When Rathman was asked about the match, he said he thought the 49ers would “kick out the Cowboys.” Wow, Tom. Hot subscription. There seems to be some bitterness from 1993.
San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl defender Tom Rathman says the 49ers will be dominated by the Cowboys
His main reason for his bold statement? Rathman thinks the 49ers can easily take advantage of the Cowboys’ defenses. It is true that the Cowboys will have their hands full with guys like Deebo Samuel and Elijah Mitchell. And although the Cowboys’ defense leads the league in attacks and indecisive leadership in turns, their defenses run has fought.
“I think they can use their defenses.” I know Dan Quinn is a really good coach and a great defensive coach and will have a game plan. I just think that with game design, all the different things, all the twists you have to prepare for when you play Kyle Shanahan, it can be a burden for you. You don’t know what to work on. It should be an exciting match and I know the 49ers will try. ”
Given the sour taste in his mouth from the last moment the Cowboys clashed with the 49ers in the playoffs, it’s no surprise that Rathman is excited about the match.
But this bold statement will also give the Cowboys even more ammo so they can go out and do the exact opposite of what Rathman thinks will happen. He will not train or play in the game this time, so he will have to find another way to fulfill his bold statement.