49ers' Bosa: Cowboys OTs 'definitely beatable'

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San Francisco 49ers star Nick Bosa isn't intimidated by Dallas Cowboys offensive tackles Tyron Smith and La'el Collins, who are both tasked with stopping him on Wild Card Weekend.

"I think they're both very solid players," Bosa told reporters Thursday. "Obviously Tyron's had a Hall of Fame career, I think … but they're definitely beatable. There's tape on them getting beat and we're trying to do the same. They've definitely been in and out of the lineup a lot this year and the past years so, game plan is to make them work."

Bosa ranked fourth in the NFL with 15.5 sacks in the regular season. He'll line up against Smith, who allowed only two sacks on 460 snaps in pass protection, and Collins, who allowed the same number of sacks on 454 such reps.

Smith is on the injury report with knee/ankle issues but is expected to be ready for the playoff opener. He and Collins missed 11 games combined this season, though most of Collins' absences were for a suspension.

Bosa will look to get into the backfield with Arden Key and Samson Ebukam - and occasionally Arik Armstead - rushing from the opposite side. Key and Ebukam combined for 11 sacks in the regular season, while Armstead posted six playing more in the interior.

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