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Golden Nuggets: Bring on the Cowboys

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Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning folks. Today, the San Francisco 49ers play the Dallas Cowboys as they try and avoid an 0-7 hole. I don’t know how likely it is they get out of that hole, but this is one game I absolutely want them to win. As you probably know, I don’t ever root for losses for draft picks, but the draft positioning is at least usually a balm to soothe things over after the loss.

Not so with the Cowboys. I want the 49ers to beat them and I want it bad. I don’t think we’ll get it, because I think Dak Prescott is an impressive young quarterback who will only continue to improve, and the Cowboys have enough going on defensively to give C.J. Beathard fits.

I honestly don’t know what to expect out of Beathard at this point. I hope he plays well, but nothing would surprise me. I hope he can stick it to the Cowboys, at the very least. Let’s get to your links for the day.

49ers receiver Pierre Garcon optimistic about team’s future (Cohn)

At 0-6, not all is lost for 49ers (Branch)

What the Cowboys will do to defend C.J. Beathard (KNBR)

49ers’ Beathard era starts now. How that could impact Hyde’s production (Barrows)

49ers can expect Dallas to turn up heat on QB C.J. Beathard (Cohn)

What rookie CB Ahkello Witherspoon did to earn role in 49ers’ defense (Maiocco)

You’re in charge: 49ers leaving team in the hands of rookies (Barrows)

49ers set to honor franchise legend Dwight Clark on Sunday (Wagoner)

49ers’ Shanahan feels confident Foster will make return (Branch)

Pierre Garcon fined for big hit on Washington defender (Biderman)