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49ers GM responds to Trey Lance feeding intel to Cowboys

John Lynch at a press conference

Feb 25, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch speaks during the NFL Scouting Combine at the Indiana Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys are said to be using quarterback Trey Lance for intel on the San Francisco 49ers ahead of their Week 5 matchup. That notion does not worry Niners general manager John Lynch at all.

Lance has reportedly played an “integral” role in the Cowboys’ preparations. He’s sharing what he knows about his former team with his new team ahead o Sunday’s game.

During a recent appearance on KNBR, Lynch was asked about Lance supposedly serving as a secret weapon in the Cowboys’ preparations for the 49ers. The 49ers GM does not believe that the idea will be as helpful as some are making it out to be.

“There is information you can share. My experience with that as a player is it tends to screw you up more than it does help you,” said Lynch, via Jon Machota of The Athletic. “I mean, this isn’t the Houston Astros over there banging a drum for fastballs. He can’t do that over there. And now, everything’s through the headset. … It’s not something we’re worried about.”

Lynch’s point is a valid one. Sometimes having things in your head as a player can prevent you from playing naturally and reacting to your instincts. Plus, at the end of the day, even knowing the Niners’ tendencies might not matter too much against a team as strong as theirs.

The Cowboys and 49ers take center stage as they face off on Sunday night.

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