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Jerry Rice Goes Viral for Necklace He’s Wearing at Tonight’s Game Between 49ers, Cowboys

by Chandler Vessels
Former 49ers receiver Jerry Rice wore a necklace boasting his GOAT status at Sunday's playoff game between the Cowboys and 49ers
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Former 49ers star Jerry Rice is widely considered to be the greatest NFL receiver of all-time, and he isn’t shying away from that label. The wideout was in attendance for a Divisional Round playoff game between the 49ers and Cowboys on Sunday, where he caught attention for wearing a necklace that boasted his GOAT status.

NFL reporter Warren Sharp posted a photo on Twitter of the necklace, which featured a mini 49ers helmet hanging from the end. The back of the helmet had “GOAT” written on it.

Jerry Rice’s status as the greatest receiver of all-time is hardly up for debate, as he ranks as the NFL’s career leader in receiving yards with 22,895. That is more than 5,000 yards ahead of Larry Fitzgerald, who is second on the list. Rice also caught 197 touchdowns over his 20-year career.

More than just the stats, however, Rice also won three Super Bowls with the 49ers to cement his name in league history. San Francisco has not won a Super Bowl since 1994 with Rice, though it has made the game twice since then.

49ers, Cowboys are familiar postseason foes

The 49ers and Cowboys met three times during the postseason in Rice’s career, with San Francisco going 1-2 in those games. In each of those matchups, the winner went on to become Super Bowl champions for that season.

Overall, the Cowboys and 49ers have met eight times in the playoffs, with Dallas holding a 5-3 advantage. The Cowboys also lead the all-time series 19-18-1.

This year, the 49ers entered the playoffs as the No. 2 seed and earned a 41-23 victory against Seattle in the Wild Card round. Now they look to take down Dallas to punch their ticket to the NFC title game for the second straight season.

Sunday’s game is a rematch of last year’s NFC Wild Card game, which the 49ers won 23-17. It also represents a huge opportunity for Dallas, which has not made it out of the divisional round since 1995.