DALLAS, TX—The football season was in full-force on Sunday, as the NFL got its official season underway. The San Francisco 49ers kicked off their first game of the season away from home playing in the court of the Dallas Cowboys. Would that mean the Cowboys would have the edge? Well not in this case.
The 49ers had an explosive first quarter scoring three touchdowns, yep, three in the first 15 minutes of the game. It almost looked as if the Cowboys were playing the game half awake based on their performance in the first quarter. They were able to kick a field goal and place some points on the board, but Cowboy fans had to be on the edge of their seats. It didn’t help that quarterback Tony Tomo threw a total of 3 interceptions during the game.
In the second quarter, the 49ers added to their lead with another touchdown bringing the score to 28-3 at halftime. The pep talk during the break has some influence on the Cowboys as they were able to keep San Franciscoscoreless for the third and fourth quarters. Not even a single field goal, which is a testament to the team’s defense doing their job.
Unfortunately, that same sentiment echoed for the 49ers defense. WhileDallas scored a touchdown in the third quarter to cut the lead to 28-10, it wasn’t enough to take out San Francisco. Dallas got another touchdown in the fourth quarter to slice the lead to only 11, but the 49ers defense kept the Cowboys at bay winning 28-17.
SF Quarterback Colin Kaepernick had a stellar game completing 16 of 23 in passing for 201 yards and threw 2 touchdowns in the game.