San Francisco 49ers vs Dallas Cowboys: The Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers will be the final teams to take the field in Week 1 of the 2019 NFL preseason. They are set to meet Saturday night at Levi’s Stadium, where the Cowboys find themselves as one of the biggest underdogs on the schedule.
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NFL Football Preseason
Team : San Francisco 49ers vs Dallas Cowboys
Date : Saturday, Aug 10, 2019
Time : 8:00 PM ET
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The 49ers (6-10 in 2018) will attempt to live up to some of the potential that was established when they won five consecutive games to close out the season in 2017. The 2018 season was pretty much gone after starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a season-ending torn ACL in Week 3. Garoppolo is back, but he’s not expected to play tonight. Defensive end Nick Bosa, the No. 2 pick in the 2019 NFL draft, is not expected to play after suffering a sprained ankle during practice on Wednesday.
The Cowboys (10-6 in 2018) enter the 2019 season with high expectations, but star running back Ezekiel Elliott is absent in a contract holdout. Quarterback Dak Prescott is expected to play one or two series. Keep an eye out for cornerback and former Portland State star Donovan Olumba, who has played well in training camp and is trying to earn a spot on the final 53-man roster.
The San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys will each open their preseason schedule when they face off tonight 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET. San Francisco is laying 4.5 points at home, according to the latest betting line at OddsShark. If Dallas’ recent preseason history is any indication, the Cowboys will have to wait before recording their first victory of the year.
Dallas is on a six-game losing streak in Week 1 of the preseason under head coach Jason Garrett. That includes a 24-21 loss to the 49ers a year ago. The 49ers are undefeated in their two Week 1 preseason games with Kyle Shanahan as the head coach. San Francisco beat the Kansas City Chiefs 27-17 to kick off their year in 2017.
For the second straight year, the 49ers should have the advantage over the Cowboys. With Jimmy Garoppolo coming off an ACL tear that ended his 2018 season prematurely, the quarterback won’t play Saturday. San Francisco will still put two serviceable backups on the field as Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard compete for the No.2 quarterback position. Mullens led the 49ers with 2,277 passing yards and a 90.8 passer rating last season. He could have a big night against Dallas’ backups.