Return of the Empire: Bring on the Dallas Cowboys

Oct 4, 2023, 2:41 PM | Updated: 3:00 pm

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Another one bites the dust as the 49ers are now 4-0 to start the 2023 regular season. They’ll have their toughest test of the year though, with the Dallas Cowboys coming to town on Sunday Night Football.

On the latest episode of the “Return of the Empire podcast,” Amil Fragoso and Nate Littlefield recap the 49ers’ Week 4 win over the Arizona Cardinals. They also discuss Christian McCaffrey’s big day, how good Brock Purdy really is, and what the 49ers should expect from the Cowboys in Week 5.

All that & much more on the Return of the Empire.

“Just how their pass rush, how fast they play. [Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator] Dan Quinn is as good as anyone at the D-line,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said about Dallas. “I think one of the biggest tests for every team in the NFL is how much better you get each game because the lack of practice and stuff that [linemen] get in the offseason compared to what it takes to be ready it’s just not enough. No one’s ever there in Week 1, especially up front. Run blocking, pass blocking, you need a lot more reps of that to get better as a unit.

“That’s why it’s so important that in these games, the more games you can stay healthy and the more games you can play together, usually you get better throughout the year.”

Episode 33 - There is a New Cowboy in Town…
57 minutes

Topics Discussed:

  • Amil & Nate’s takeaways from Week 4’s rout over Arizona
  • Could Christian McCaffrey win the MVP?
  • How efficient is Brock Purdy at QB?
  • Are there any weaknesses entering Week 5?
  • How has the offensive line improved this season?
  • Predictions for Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers this Sunday
  • Kyle’s Corner: The producer talks about his trip to Levi’s Stadium

Click here to view the most recent podcast.

The Return of the Empire podcast is a San Francisco 49ers podcast hosted by beat writer Amiliano Fragoso and producer Nate Littlefield for Sactown Sports 1140. Thank you for reading Follow us on Twitter and Google News, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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