Newman's playing for Cowboys

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
Cowboys Pro Bowl cornerback Terence Newman, who'd been questionable with an injured groin, will start against the 49ers. Newman came out early and didn't have any problems changing directions and making sharp cuts.

He'll start opposite of Anthony Henry and rookie Orlando Scandrick will play the nickel. The one change to keep your eye on for the 49ers is Chilo Rachal possibly starting for right guard Tony Wragge.

In addition to firing head coach Mike Nolan last month, the 49ers dismissed offensive line coach George Warhop. Mike Singletary quickly made the switch to Shaun Hill at quarterback. Hill does a much better job than J.T. O'Sullivan of getting the ball away. If the switch had happened earlier, Warhop would probably still have a job.