Cowboys Drop Opener to 49ers, 28-17

The Cowboys are 0-1 and will face Tennessee next week


The 2014 season is under way, and it doesn’t look great for the Dallas Cowboys.

The Cowboys fell to the visiting 49ers 28-17 on Sunday afternoon. 21 of the 49ers’ points came off of turnovers.

San Francisco got the scoring started when DeMarco Murray fumbled, and cornerback Chris Culliver scooped it up and dashed 35 yards for a touchdown.

Dan Bailey hit a 29-yard field goal, but that’d be all the Cowboys could muster in the first half. Niners’ tight end Vernon Davis caught a pair of touchdown passes in the second quarter and then Carlos Hyde capped a long drive with a four-yard touchdown run to make it 28-3 going into intermission.

The Cowboys made the final score a little more respectable-looking in the second half, with a touchdown run from DeMarco Murray in the third quarter, and a touchdown pass from Tony Romo to Terrance Mitchell in the fourth. After that brief offensive, it was 28-17, but that’s as close as the Cowboys would get. Murray ended up with a great, if wasted, day. He finished with 118 yards and the touchdown on 22 carries.

Romo finished 23 for 37 passing for a touchdown, but he also threw three interceptions and was sacked thrice.

At 0-1, the Cowboys will travel to Nashville next week to face the Titans.

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