Pressure is getting the best of Dallas. LaRoy Reynolds and Damontre Moore got after the quarterback to force a sack fumble.
After Deebo beat the Cowboys’ CB on a double move that caused a pass interference, Hurd caught a fade in the red zone to put the 49ers up 14-9. Hurd made the catch look easy.
The Cowboys took over with just under two minutes left and drove 59 yards in 12 plays for a field goal. The big play was an 18 yard gain when the 49ers blitzed and Greg Mabin was beat. It’s 9-7 at the half.
Touchdowns are nice
We have our first touchdown. The Nick Mullens passes to Jalen Hurd who blasts through a wall of Cowboys defenders to make it into the endzone. It’s 7-6, 49ers.
The 49ers hold the Cowboys to a field goal after the Nick Mullens turnover. They should have stopped them on fourth down, but dual holding/roughing the passer penalty kept the Cowboys on the field. It’s 6-0 Cowboys
Second Quarter update:
We have been informed that Trent Taylor has a broken foot by the commentary crew. This is the first time we’ve heard of it. And by we, I mean anyone writing anything about the 49ers.
Meanwhile, Nick Mullens just threw a terrible pass that was picked off by the Cowboys. It’s Cowboys ball.
Looks like Raheem Mostert is heading the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion. He is done for the night.
Dak Prescott is done for the night.
Cowboys can’t do much on the ground, but are having their way through the air. The 49ers defense clamped down with a nice blitz forcing an incompletion and a second field goal. It’s now 6-0 Cowboys. They are bending, but not breaking. Progress.
OL Shon Coleman has been carted off the field. They said that he has the boot on his leg. Not good for the offensive line. Coleman was rolled up on. It did not look good.
Nick Mullens will begin the game for the offense.
The 49ers have their second team defensive line up against the Cowboys’ first-team offense. They bent and bent until forcing a field goal. It’s 3-0, Cowboys, and that’s good, given the circumstances.
QB Nick Mullens
DT Sheldon Day
RB Raheem Mostert
I hope this means we see Mullens for the entire first half, or at least the majority of it.
List of players not expected to play tonight:
Check this out, that logo looks familiar...
Player Update: Don’t expect these guys to play per Matt Maiocco:
Alright everyone, we are hours away from the San Francisco 49ers 2019 preseason debut. The 49ers host the Dallas Cowboys at Levi’s Stadium Saturday evening at 6:00 PM PT. The game is airing locally on KPIX/CBS 5, and will be broadcast on NFL Network nationally.
Like usual, we’ll have game threads on Thursday and probably some reports through the evening, but this will kick us off. We’ll be updating this throughout the day with relevant information as it comes in.
We have entered the third year of the Kyle Shanahan/John Lynch era. While the roster turnover is nearing completion, there’s still plenty of work left for the new regime. The 49ers are entering 2019 with some semblance of health back and their excuses bin being emptied. This is a year to win right now. Even if the 49ers don’t make it to the playoffs, it’s time to see some progress from the teams they’ve had to somewhere in the 8-8 range.
The first preseason game is exciting in terms of getting 49ers football back in our lives, but it’s a little disappointing. Jimmy Garoppolo will not be playing tonight as will defensive linemen Dee Ford and Nick Bosa. Running back Jerick McKinnon had some soreness in his knee so it wouldn’t be surprising to see the 49ers sideline him as well. It looks like the Nick Mullens/C.J. Beathard No. 2 battle will be in full force right from the get go. That in and of itself is interesting.
Nuts and bolts
Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
Game time: Saturday, August 10, 6:00 p.m. PT
TV channel: NFL Network (Do I get the game?)
Online streaming: NFL Game Pass, DirecTV Now, Sling TV
NFL Network Replay: Sun Aug 11 1:00 p.m., Wed Aug 14 5:00 p.m.
Radio: 680-AM, 107.7 (Greg Papa) | Full listings
Spanish Radio: KTRB 860-AM (Jesus Zarate, Carlos Ramirez)
Matchup history: Cowboys lead preseason series 9-7
Announcers: Greg Papa, Tim Ryan
Enemy blog: Blogging The Boys
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Week 1 (Aug 10): vs. Dallas Cowboys, 6 p.m. - NFL Network
Week 2 (Aug 19): @ Denver Broncos, 5 p.m. - ESPN
Week 3 (Aug 24): @ Kansas City Chiefs, 5:00 p.m. - KPIX (no national coverage)
Week 4 (Aug 29): vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 7 p.m. - KPIX (no national coverage)
Regular season schedule
Week 1: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:25 P.M., FOX, Sunday, September 8
Week 2: @ Cincinnati Bengals, 10:00 A.M., FOX, Sunday, September 15
Week 3: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:25 P.M., CBS, Sunday, September 22,
Week 4: Bye week
Week 5: vs. Cleveland Browns 5:15 P.M., ESPN, Monday, October 7
Week 6: @ Los Angeles Rams, 1:05 P.M., FOX, Sunday, October 13
Week 7: @ Washington, 10:00 A.M., FOX, Sunday, October 20
Week 8: vs. Carolina Panthers, 1:05 P.M., FOX, Sunday, October 27
Week 9: @ Arizona Cardinals, 5:20 P.M., FOX, Thursday, October 31
Week 10: vs. Seattle Seahawks, 5:15 P.M., ESPN, Monday, November 11
Week 11: vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1:05 P.M., FOX, Sunday, November 17
Week 12: vs. Green Bay Packers, 1:25 P.M., FOX, Sunday, November 24
Week 13: @ Baltimore Ravens, 10:00 A.M., FOX, Sunday, December 1
Week 14: @ New Orleans Saints 10:00 A.M., FOX, Sunday, December 8
Week 15: vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1:25 P.M., FOX, Sunday, December 15
Week 16: vs. Los Angeles Rams, TBD, Saturday OR Sunday, December 21/22
Week 17: @ Seattle Seahawks, 1:25 P.M., FOX, Sunday, December 29