The 49ers handed the Cowboys their worst defeat in the history of the rivalry on Sunday night, proving they are above Dallas in the NFC pecking order.
And then some of the players reveled in the 42-10 victory.
George Kittle, who scored three touchdowns in the game, posted a photo of the “(expletive) Dallas” shirt he wore under his jersey on Instagram, then discussed it on Monday’s Pat McAfee Show.
“I might’ve been mildly inspired by our guy [former linebacker] Gary Plummer, who wore that in the ’94 NFC Championship Game versus Dallas,” Kittle said.
“There’s some things that need to be worn for the franchise and I think it’s just coincidence it just happened to appear on my chest on ‘Sunday Night Football.’”
Micah Parsons, the Cowboys’ star linebacker who downplayed the beatdown Sunday night, said on his podcast that Kittle had made it “way more personal than it had to be.
“Kittle’s my guy, but I’m going to say this: Laugh now, cry later,” he continued. “We got something for that, just trust. If we see them again, just trust.”
San Francisco’s do-it-all receiver Deebo Samuel responded to Parsons’ comments during an appearance Tuesday on ‘Up & Adams’ with Kay Adams.
“It was already personal before the game started and now 42-10, I don’t think you want to see us again,” he said matter-of-factly. “It might be a little bit worse.”
That may have been the spiciest comment from Samuel during his appearance, but it wasn’t the only thing he said.
Here are some other interesting tidbits:
On the synergy between offense and defense Sunday night:
“We was building momentum off our defense and how well they was playing all game. The energy they were bringing out there, we just kind of fed off the energy and were able to put up a lot of points.”
On the 49ers’ offensive weapons:
“It’s like eenie meenie miney mo. You never know who’s going to go off, you never know whose day it’s going to be. That’s why I love this team.”
On the all-business approach to this game:
“We look at every game the same. This game (was) a little different from the history, but we couldn’t get too hyped or try to let our emotions get the best of us before the game.”
On the suggestion Trey Lance would feed 49ers intel to Dallas:
“You can give ’em anything you want, but you still gotta put the pads on, go out there and stop us. I think that’s pretty hard to do right now.”
On Brock Purdy:
“He’s the real deal … It’s just his attitude, it’s just his demeanor, just him as a person. It’s just like a lot of energy. Even when he makes mistakes, you really don’t know he makes too many mistakes. It’s just his preparation and how he be all week long and when it comes to game time, ever since he stepped in the huddle, the moment’s never been too big for him. He’s always been the same.”