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Golden Nuggets: 49ers-Cowboys Game Day Is Upon Us

Well, it's only been a week but it feels like forever since the 49ers defeated the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday. The 49ers find themselves in a game that is winnable but remains a tough test of where they stand. They're three point underdogs and I know some folks would double or triple that number. Some say the Cowboys come in with something to prove and a bit of a chip on their shoulder. On the other hand, maybe they're ripe for the upset?

Whatever the case, hopefully it will at least be a fun day of football. It's an historic rivalry that will hopefully work its way back into the public consciousness very soon. Speaking of the history of the rivalry, if you only read one thing at Niners Nation today (well, aside from these Nuggets), check out Wes Hanson's post yesterday. He wrote about the history of the rivalry and interwove it with some personal experiences wit his father. It's one of the best pieces we've had in a while. On to the links...

Jim Harbaugh adds own style to 49ers uniforms this year (Sam Lam)

How injuries could impact 49ers, Cowboys (Maiocco)

Harbaugh's thoughts will be revealed (Maiocco)

5 matchups to watch: 1. Justin Smith vs. Derrick Dockery (Grant Cohn)

5 matchups to watch: 2. Joe Staley vs. DeMarcus Ware (Grant Cohn)

5 matchups to watch: 3. Braylon Edwards vs. Alan Ball (Grant Cohn)

5 matchups to watch: 4. Donte Whitner vs. Jason Witten (Grant Cohn)

5 matchups to watch: 5. Carlos Rogers vs. Miles Austin (Grant Cohn)

Smith's 'glass jaw' will eventually get exposed with 49ers (Lowell Cohn)

Injuries, links and tidbits on eve of 49ers-Cowboys (SJ Mercury News)

San Francisco 49ers notebook: Special teams looking special (SJ Mercury News)

What Niners must do on defense (

Whitner readies for Cowboys’ Witten (

T.O. — knocked off his star (

49ers-Cowboys rivalry (

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, QB Alex Smith focused on Sunday's game, not rivalry with Cowboys (

Classic 49ers-Cowboys games (

Unsung 49ers heroes (

Deep passes in focus heading into Week 2 (Sando)

Mailbag: Carroll's approach to building (Sando)

Yesterday on Niners Nation

Golden Nuggets: Ray McDonald Is Indeed Proving Me Wrong | Ninjames
Fantasy Football Sit/Start Projections: Week Two | Fooch
NCAA Football Game Thread: Week 3 | Drew Kerr
NFL Salary Cap Contract Breakdown: Larry Fitzgerald | AB83Rules
Week 2 NFL Picks: Bow Down To Rex Grossman | DerekRE_3
Carlos Rogers Should See A Lot Of (Unfamiliar) Miles Austin | James Brady
The Rivalry that was Once the Rivalry of All Rivalries But is Now Just Kind of a Rivalry | Fooch

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