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Golden Nuggets: At least Bryant won’t be a problem

Your San Francisco 49ers links for Saturday, October 1st, 2016

So Dez Bryant is going to play through a hairline fracture. Yeah...ok. If he does play, don’t expect a single catch to occur in his zip code. Defenses aren’t dumb either, I’m sure the 49ers will be happy to put, say, Arik Armstead on Bryant throughout the game due to the fact no Cowboy coach is going to want to chance having that injury aggravated further.

I can see Jim O’Neil right now calling this defense:

O’Neil: “I see your decoy, I raise you one Arik Armstead” and then the D-Tackle drops back into coverage. The sad part is, that probably would work. Fractures are no joke, unless you are the Cowboys. I’m sure next week Jerry Jones will let one of his defensive backs play through a staph infection.

Then again, with Bryant out, I don’t see Ezekiel Elliot opening up that passing game to where it’s effective. Don’t worry, Elliot fantasy owners, he’s still getting a hundy before it’s all said and done. Onto the links!

Injuries: 49ers’ Vance McDonald, Cowboys’ Dez Bryant listed as questionable (Barrows)

New rule revives Dawson's kickoff duties for 49ers (Maiocco)

Anthony Davis owes 49ers millions of dollars (KNBR)

Can Kaepernick, other athletes, bulk up on a vegan diet? (Sacramento Bee)

Jerry Jones: Dez Bryant’s availability based on his ability to withstand pain (Pro Football Talk)

Sad September: 49ers WR Martin dealt with injury, unemployment (Branch)

49ers' Harold fined for horse collar tackle of Wilson (Maiocco)

49ers upcoming ‘homestand’ will dictate season’s path (Inman)

A clash of the Buckeyes between 49ers’ Hyde, Cowboys’ Elliott (Branch)

What a horrible night to have a curse...