San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore has added another notch to his belt. The 49ers franchise rushing leader surpassed 10,000 career rushing yards with a short run in the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys. It was not a flashy run, but that might make it all the more fitting that it got Gore over 10,000 yards.
Gore has had very little work on the day, rushing eight times for 35 yards. He rushed for 21 yards on his first touch, but that did not even come until the second quarter. The 49ers have dominated on the scoreboard thanks to Cowboys mistakes. The 49ers took a 21-3 lead in the first quarter, all while holding on to the ball for less than two minutes of game clock. Chris Culliver ran in a fumble on the Cowboys opening drive. The 49ers later scored on a 4-play, 80-yard drive. They wrapped up their first quarter scoring with a 2-yard pass after Eric Reid ran an interception to the Cowboys 2. It's been a disaster of a performance for the Cowboys, which means good things for the 49ers.
All this mess also means Frank Gore has not been needed all that much. Nonetheless, big congrats to Gore for becoming the 29th running back to surpass 10,000 yards. He is currently seven yards behind Ricky Williams for 28th place.