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San Francisco 49ers links for Thursday, August 9th.

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Good morning! It’s game day! The San Francisco 49ers host the Dallas Cowboys Thursday evening at 7 p.m. in their preseason opener. We’ll have a whole lot of content throughout the day on who to watch, and then of course, plenty of follow-up. We’ll have our KSWOF player of the game, which goes to the player who performs best in the second half of the game. On Friday and into the weekend, we’ll break down who improved their situation best — whether it be players on the bubble for a roster spot or players competing for a starting opportunity.

What’s your viewing plan tonight? Do you just watch it at home doing your normal thing? Do you have a viewing party with friends? Or does the preseason not get quite as much of your attention?

On to the links!

Preseason opener

Where to Watch: San Francisco 49ers vs. Dallas Cowboys (49ers.com)
D.J. Reed Could Be a Busy Man in 49ers Preseason Opener (49ers.com)
Players to watch in Cowboys-49ers on Thursday (NFL.com video)
49ers-Cowboys: Jimmy Garoppolo, starters will make cameo (Inman)
Five things to watch in 49ers’ preseason opener (KNBR)
5 things to watch in 49ers’ preseason opener vs. Cowboys (Biderman)

Dwight Clark

49ers honor Joe Montana, Dwight Clark with statue (Brown)
49ers to honor Dwight Clark with helmet decal, statue outside Levi's Stadium (Maiocco)
49ers Honor Dwight Clark and Unveil Season-long Plans to Commemorate the Man that Made “The Catch” (49ers.com)
49ers Insider Podcast with Al Guido (Maiocco)
San Francisco 49ers to honor Dwight Clark with statue, helmet decal (Wagoner)
The story behind Dwight Clark's coyote fur coat (Maiocco)
Statue depicting ‘The Catch’ among ways 49ers will honor Dwight Clark (Biderman)

Miscellaneous

Does 49ers Garoppolo have tools for red-zone success? (Inman)
Tarvarius Moore is Working to Make the Most of His 4.32 Speed (49ers.com)
NFL Running Back Rankings – PFF's team-by-team breakdown for 2018 (PFF)
PFF Press Pass – NFL Preseason Week 1 (PFF)