In what was expected to be a thrilling game on Sunday night, the San Francisco 49ers convincingly defeated the Dallas Cowboys. However, it wasn’t just the 42-10 score that grabbed headlines, but rather a bold statement made by 49ers tight end George Kittle.
During the game, Kittle briefly revealed a T-shirt under his jersey that provocatively read, “F*ck Dallas.” This act not only threw more fuel into the already fiery 49ers-Cowboys rivalry but also led many to question the appropriateness of it.
When asked about his reaction, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan seemingly downplayed the incident. “Not much,” Shanahan said, likening it to George Kittle’s passion for WWE-style entertainment. “Just smiled at it,” he added.
However, this episode was not taken lightly in the Cowboys camp. Star linebacker Micah Parsons was quick to comment, which in turn prompted a response from the 49ers‘ wide receiver, Deebo Samuel. Samuel hinted that a potential postseason rematch might be even more dominant for the 49ers than Sunday’s encounter.
The Cowboys-Niners rivalry continues to grow
The back-and-forth exchange shows the deep-seated rivalry between these two storied franchises. While the banter may be seen as harmless by some, it undeniably ranks up the stakes for potential future matchups. These stories , while exciting for fans and media, can sometimes prove to be double-edged swords for teams. They can either serve as dominating moments or unwanted distractions. Coach Shanahan, while publicly indifferent, might privately wish that this t-shirt controversy never occurred.
With the NFL season progressing, both teams will have plenty on their plates. But should they meet again in the playoffs, the anticipation will be at an all-time high. The rematch would undoubtedly be one for the ages.