Game Day: Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

Aug 23, 2015 at 12:00 AM


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Tonight, the San Francisco 49ers (0-1) will host the Dallas Cowboys (0-1) at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

The Cowboys are coming off of a 17-7 loss against the San Diego Chargers. The 49ers are coming off of a 23-10 loss against the Houston Texans.


Tonight's game will be the 49ers' first of the year at Levi's Stadium and the second week in a row that the team has faced an opponent from Texas.

The stadium field has been the subject of much criticism recently, with the sod coming loose in recent weeks and potentially being dangerous for players. The 49ers stopped holding training camp practices at the stadium after issues with the field. While the sod was replaced last weekend, the Cowboys have shown some concerns about the stability of the field and said that it would be inspected by their team prior to today's game.

For some players, like RB Jarryd Hayne and DL Mike Purcell, this will be another opportunity to shine as brightly as they did against the Texans and move closer to securing roster spots. QB Blaine Gabbert will also be able to prove his worth following his unexpected 125.6 passer rating last week. It will also be the first time these two teams have met since last year's season opener in Dallas when the 49ers beat the Cowboys 28-17.

The game is also expected to be the first back for NaVorro Bowman at linebacker.

Will Not Play: WR Bruce Ellington, DB Jimmie Ward, LB Philip Wheeler, DL Glenn Dorsey.

Kickoff: Sunday, August 23 at 5 PM PT

Television: The game will be televised on KPIX 5 (Check 506 Sports to see if it is local)

Bay Area Radio: KGO 810 & The Bone 107.7 (Other radio affiliates)

Spanish Radio: KTRB 860

Last Preseason Meeting: 8/29/09, 49ers win, 20-13, at Dal

All-Time Preseason Matchup: Cowboys lead series 9-5

Betting: The 49ers are 4 point favorites.

NFL Fan Picks: 56% pick the Cowboys to win according to Yahoo! Sports

Follow Game Online: NFL.com's Game Center

Discuss: Niner Talk forum

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Game Averages (Rank)

Cowboys 49ers
7.0 (31st)
Offense Pts
10.0 (28th)
238.0 (26th)
Offense Yds
199.0 (32nd)
168.0 (23rd)
Offense Pass
97.0 (31st)
70.0 (30th)
Offense Rush
102.0 (15th)
17.0 (13th)
Defense Pts Allowed
23.0 (22nd)
199.0 (3rd)
Defense Yds Allowed
400.0 (29th)
64.0 (1st)
Defense Pass Allowed
254.0 (25th)
135.0 (27th)
Defense Rush Allowed
146.0 (29th)

More:

Reaser, Acker audition for prominent roles in 49ers' defense
CSN Bay Area

Keep an eye on young defensive backs vs. Cowboys
The Mercury News

Ten 49ers to watch against the Cowboys
The Sacramento Bee

49ers 2015 preseason: Who to watch vs. Cowboys
Examiner.com

Poll

  • Will the Levi's Stadium field be an issue for the players tonight?
  • No
    67%
  • Yes
    33%
  • 145 votes
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