Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers

DAL
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SF
17
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DAL 63009
SF 0701017

Game Information
Location: Levi's Stadium Santa Clara, California
Attendance: 67,052

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Dak Prescott got the Dallas Cowboys off to a good start in a brief cameo in the exhibition opener. San Francisco's rookie receivers took over after that to lead the 49ers to the victory.

Prescott completed all four of his pass attempts, caught one and led Dallas to a field goal on his only drive before the 49ers rallied behind two touchdown catches from Jalen Hurd to beat the Cowboys 17-9 on Saturday night.

"It was a good first drive," Prescott said. "We came out pretty clean, in and out of the huddle. We set the tempo we wanted to. Obviously, we wanted to get in the end zone."

The drive stalled when his third-down pass in the red zone was batted at the line by Sheldon Day right back to Prescott, who lost a yard on the play, setting up Brett Maher's first of three field goals.

"I just wanted to show I could catch too," Prescott said. "At that point, I figured it was time to get down."

Dallas didn't have its entire first-team offense on the field as star running back Ezekiel Elliott remains a holdout in search of a new contract. Rookie Tony Pollard got the nod and ran four times for 16 yards on his only drive.

"He looks confident out there," owner Jerry Jones said. "We've seen him do it. We know he's capable if he really needs to, to carry the whole load."

The Cowboys also played most of their starters on defense for the first two drives, while the Niners kept about 30 players out either with injuries or out of caution. Only a handful of projected starters played for San Francisco, with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo waiting until next week to make his return from knee surgery.

Despite that approach, San Francisco had three players go down with injuries in the first quarter with swing tackle Shon Coleman (right ankle), running back Raheem Mostert (concussion) and defensive tackle D.J. Jones (knee) all getting hurt.

Nick Mullens got the starting nod at quarterback and threw for 105 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the first half in his attempt to win the backup job. C.J. Beathard threw for 141 yards, one TD and one interception in the second half before leaving with what appeared to be an injured hand.

Hurd, a third-round pick, caught the two TD passes, bowling over a defender on the first and leaping over one on the second. He finished with three catches for 31 yards.

"I can do different things," Hurd said. "We'll just see what they do with me. I'm just trying to seize the opportunity to make a play."

Second-round receiver Deebo Samuel had two catches for 61 yards, one run for 14 yards and also drew a 25-yard pass interference call.

TARGETING

Niners safety Adrian Colbert was ejected in the third quarter for an illegal hit on defenseless receiver Cedrick Wilson. This is the first season that replay officials in New York can eject players for illegal hits. The 49ers were penalized 18 times for 216 yards for the game.

COMEBACK KID

The game had special meaning for Dallas four-time Pro Bowl center Travis Frederick, who missed all last season battling a nerve disorder. He played the opening drive in his return.

"It was a good feeling to be out there, playing with the guys and being a part of the game," he said. "I am trying to treat everything just like a normal preseason and a normal training camp."

JUST FOR KICKS

Maher, who missed six field goals from inside 50 yards last season for Dallas, got plenty of chances in this game as he tries to show the consistency Dallas wants from that position.

He made kicks from 25, 40 and 31 yards in the first half, while also missing another field goal wide right from 35 yards.

INJURIES

The bad news on injuries for the 49ers wasn't limited to the game. The team announced that projected starting slot receiver Trent Taylor had surgery on a broken bone in his foot Friday and was expected to miss four to six weeks.

The most serious injury from the game appeared to be Coleman, who had an air cast placed on his lower right leg and was taken off the field on a cart after getting hurt on San Francisco's opening drive.

The Cowboys lost LB Luke Gifford with what Jones described as a "significant" ankle injury in the first half. Gifford had an interception before getting hurt.

UP NEXT

Cowboys: Play the Los Angeles Rams in Honolulu on Aug. 17.

49ers: Visit Denver on Aug. 19.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Cowboys 49ers
10:30 Brett Maher 25 yd FG 3 0
04:04 Brett Maher 40 yd FG 6 0

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Cowboys 49ers
05:06 Jalen Hurd 20 yd pass from Nick Mullens (Robbie Gould kick) 6 7
00:00 Brett Maher 31 yd FG 9 7

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Cowboys 49ers
No scoring this quarter.

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Cowboys 49ers
14:18 Jalen Hurd 4 yd pass from C.J. Beathard (Robbie Gould kick) 9 14
04:47 Robbie Gould 53 yd FG 9 17

Team Stats
  Dallas San Francisco
1st Downs 20 18
Total Yards 294 339
Passing 239 251
Passing Completions/Attempts 29-50 26-37
Yards/Pass 4.5 6.6
Rushing 55 88
Rushing Attempts 18 25
Yards/Rush 3.1 3.5
Turnovers 1 2
Fumbles Lost 1 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Possession 26:26 33:34

Dallas Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Cooper Rush 16 26 142 5.5 0 0
Mike White 9 20 87 4.3 0 0
Dak Prescott 4 4 23 5.8 0 0

San Francisco Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
C.J. Beathard 13 17 141 8.3 1 1
Nick Mullens 11 17 105 6.2 1 1
Wilton Speight 2 3 10 3.3 0 0

Dallas Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Mike Weber 6 18 3.0 0 9
Darius Jackson 6 16 2.7 0 9
Tony Pollard 4 16 4.0 0 6
Jordan Chunn 2 5 2.5 0 4

San Francisco Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Austin Walter 13 38 2.9 0 10
Brandon Wilds 7 29 4.1 0 15
Deebo Samuel 1 14 14.0 0 14
Raheem Mostert 3 8 2.7 0 6
Wilton Speight 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1

Dallas Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Devin Smith 3 54 18.0 0 20
Blake Jarwin 4 51 12.8 0 33
Cedrick Wilson 3 36 12.0 0 15
Jon'Vea Johnson 3 30 10.0 0 18
Codey McElroy 2 24 12.0 0 15
Michael Gallup 2 19 9.5 0 16
Jalen Guyton 2 14 7.0 0 9
Dalton Schultz 2 13 6.5 0 8
Jordan Chunn 3 7 2.3 0 4
Tavon Austin 1 5 5.0 0 5
Darius Jackson 1 5 5.0 0 5
Dak Prescott 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1
Mike Weber 2 -5 -2.5 0 0

San Francisco Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Deebo Samuel 2 61 30.5 0 45
Austin Walter 5 32 6.4 0 9
Richie James Jr. 6 31 5.2 0 12
Jalen Hurd 3 31 10.3 2 20
Ross Dwelley 1 21 21.0 0 21
Kaden Smith 1 17 17.0 0 17
Kendrick Bourne 1 14 14.0 0 14
Shawn Poindexter 2 12 6.0 0 6
Tyree Mayfield 2 12 6.0 0 7
Jordan Matthews 1 12 12.0 0 12
Levine Toilolo 1 9 9.0 0 9
Brandon Wilds 1 4 4.0 0 4

Dallas Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Chris Covington 4 1 0 0
Justin Phillips 4 1 0 0
George Iloka 3 1 0 0
Joe Jackson 3 0 0 0
Mike Jackson 3 0 0 0
Ricky Walker 3 0 0 0
Kavon Frazier 2 0 0 0
Luke Gifford 2 0 0 0
Nate Hall 2 0 0 0
Jameill Showers 2 0 0 0
Darian Thompson 2 1 0 0
Jalen Jelks 1 0 1 5
Dorance Armstrong 1 0 0 0
Chidobe Awuzie 1 0 0 0
Anthony Brown 1 0 0 0
Christian Covington 1 1 0 0
C.J. Goodwin 1 0 0 0
Jeff Heath 1 0 0 0
Jourdan Lewis 1 0 0 0
Justin March 1 0 0 0
Donovan Olumba 1 0 0 0
Tyvis Powell 1 1 0 0
Jaylon Smith 1 0 0 0
Leighton Vander Esch 1 0 0 0
Donovan Wilson 1 0 0 0
Taco Charlton 0 0 0 0
Kerry Hyder 0 0 0 0
Daniel Ross 0 1 0 0
Shakir Soto 0 1 0 0
Mike White 0 0 0 0
Xavier Woods 0 1 0 0

San Francisco Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Dre Greenlaw 5 0 0 0
LaRoy Reynolds 4 0 1 2
Marcell Harris 4 0 0 0
Greg Mabin 4 0 0 0
David Mayo 4 0 0 0
Azeez Al-Shaair 3 1 0 0
Tim Harris Jr. 3 0 0 0
Elijah Lee 3 0 0 0
Damontre Moore 3 1 0 0
Emmanuel Moseley 3 0 0 0
Kentavius Street 3 1 0 0
Jeremiah Valoaga 2 0 2 11
Antone Exum Jr. 2 0 0 0
Tarvarius Moore 2 1 0 0
Adrian Colbert 1 0 0 0
Sheldon Day 1 0 0 0
Ahkello Witherspoon 1 0 0 0
Jay Bromley 0 0 0 0
Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles 0 0 0 0
Jalen Hurd 0 0 0 0
Dontae Johnson 0 0 0 0
Mark Nzeocha 0 0 0 0
D.J. Reed Jr. 0 1 0 0
Austin Walter 0 0 0 0

Dallas Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Luke Gifford 1 13 0
Donovan Wilson 1 0 0

San Francisco Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Dallas Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Darius Jackson 1 24 24.0 0 24
Reggie Davis 1 21 21.0 0 21
Cedrick Wilson 1 15 15.0 0 15

San Francisco Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Richie James Jr. 1 25 25.0 0 25

Dallas Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Reggie Davis 1 17 17.0 0 17
Cedrick Wilson 1 8 8.0 0 8

San Francisco Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Richie James Jr. 1 10 10.0 0 10
Dante Pettis 1 0 0.0 0 0

Dallas Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Brett Maher 3 4 75.0 40

San Francisco Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Robbie Gould 1 1 100.0 53

Dallas Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Kasey Redfern 4 197 62
Chris Jones 1 38 38

San Francisco Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Mitch Wishnowsky 6 297 64