NFL Preview: San Francisco 49ers at Dallas Cowboys Live


A study in contrast, the Dallas Cowboys have been a 500 team for three straight seasons and the San Francisco 49ers have been to three straight NFC title games. The Cowboys host the 49ers hoping to turn their fortunes around. The Cowboys were rely again on Tony Romo who enters his 11th season after having back surgery.

“You’d be selling the game short if you think you could control all parts of the game,” Romo said. “It’s a very physical, fast-flowing game that has humbled the best players who have ever played. There’s only one way to play it — all out, all the time.”

San Francisco will enter the second straight season with Colin Kapernick at quarterback  having thrown 21 touchdown passes last year and adding four more on the ground. The 49ers were third in the NFL in rushing with 137.6 yards per game. Frank Gore was ninth in the league with 1,128 yards as he topped 1,000 for the seventh time in eight seasons.

The 49ers will be without linebacker Alvin Smith who was suspended for nine games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy and the status of Ray McDonald is in serious doubt after getting into trouble over domestic abuse issues

The 49ers have averaged 32.3 points in winning all three season openers under  and coach Jim Harbaugh, and offensive success can be expected Sunday unless the Cowboys improve their woeful defense from last season.

Not that it matters at this point but, Romo is 2-0 as a starter against San Francisco with 686 passing yards, five TDs and no interceptions. He played through a broken rib in a 27-24 overtime victory in the last meeting Sept. 18, 2011.

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