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0-6, 4th in NFC West

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers CB Rashard Robinson headed to locker room after landing on Dez Bryant's knees. Robinson has battled some form of injury in basically every game this season. Ahkello Witherspoon replaced him.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers continue to sleepwalk through the early parts of games. Already down two touchdowns to Dallas, San Francisco is now minus-38 in first quarter scoring. That's second-worst in the NFL.

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Second TD run of the first quarter for Ezekiel Elliott. Just an inside dive scheme. And then speed through the middle of the field for the Cowboys RB.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers defense got off to a strong start in forcing a three and out keyed by two pass deflections from DT DeForest Buckner. But the goodwill created by that stop quickly dissipated as PR Trent Taylor coughed up the ensuing fumble at the Niners' 20. San Francisco has made a habit of slow starts this season and the early turnover isn't a good sign for that to change.

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C.J. Beathard will have the benefit of going against a weak defense in his first NFL start today.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

So, as expected, 49ers rookie LB Reuben Foster returns today from a high ankle sprain. Foster slated to start at middle linebacker. He's been out since suffering the injury in Week 1 against Carolina.

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49ers inactives: FB Kyle Juszczyk, DE Aaron Lynch, OL Erik Magnuson, WR Victor Bolden Jr., DB Dexter McCoil, LB Mark Nzeocha, DE Pita Taumoepenu.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers new QB1, rookie C.J. Beathard sticking with his tradition of throwing to TE George Kittle in first pregame warmups. It's a little different this time as Beathard prepares for his first NFL regular season start today against Dallas.

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FPI: Cowboys heavy favorites in Santa Clara

For the fourth time in six weeks, the 49ers have less than a 30 percent chance to win, by FPI's measure. They've lost the previous three games -- all of which were on the road -- by a total of eight points.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers injury report for Sunday: Out — FB Kyle Juszczyk (back), DE Aaron Lynch (calf). Questionable — LB Reuben Foster (ankle), LB Brock Coyle (shoulder), LB Ray-Ray Armstrong (shoulder), LB Dekoda Watson (groin).

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Niners coach Kyle Shanahan said LB Reuben Foster is not at 100 percent yet from his ankle sprain but barring any setbacks between now and Sunday, he expects Foster to be ready to go against the Cowboys.

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49ers coach Kyle Shanahan called Dwight Clark, who will be honored on Sunday, a "hero to this town and to this country" from a sports perspective. Shanahan spent time around Clark when he was a kid and again recently and said Clark is "as cool of a guy as it gets." Shanahan is wearing the Clark-themed shirt the team is giving away Sunday.

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49ers CEO: Kaepernick isn't being 'blackballed'

While Jed York wouldn't discuss specifics due to a lawsuit filed by Colin Kaepernick, the 49ers' owner did say Thursday that he doesn't think Kaepernick is being blackballed despite the fact that he isn't on an NFL roster.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers injury report for Thursday: Did not practice -- FB Kyle Juszczyk (back), DE Aaron Lynch (calf). Limited participation -- LB Ray-Ray Armstrong (shoulder), LB Brock Coyle (shoulder), LB Reuben Foster (ankle), DT D.J. Jones (quadricep), LB Dekoda Watson (groin). Full participation -- DE Elvis Dumervil (not injury related), WR Pierre Garcon (not injury related), TE George Kittle (back, elbow), DT Earl Mitchell (thumb), S Eric Reid (knee), T Joe Staley (not injury related), CB Ahkello Witherspoon (chest).

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about the potential for a takeover by Cowboys fans on Sunday when the Niners host "Dwight Clark Day," 49ers CEO Jed York said he hopes that isn't the case. "I think every team has tickets on the secondary market," York said. "I'd love for our fans to be the ones that are buying those as opposed to the opposing team. I would just encourage (fans to) don't do it for me, do it for Dwight. Dwight deserves to see a lot of red and gold on Sunday. I think he'll see that. I think he's going to see a lot of passion from the 49ers faithful."

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers CEO Jed York spoke to media for a bit today after attending owners meetings in New York earlier this week. Asked directly if he believes QB Colin Kaepernick has been treated fairly by the league since he opted out of his contract with San Francisco earlier this year, York said he didn't want to go into detail or give a strong opinion on the topic but did say this: "I don't believe that there's a base to that claim that he's being black balled," York said.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

With FB Kyle Juszczyk dealing with a back injury, the 49ers re-signed TE Logan Paulsen on Thursday. To make room for Paulsen's return, the team released CB Leon Hall.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards226.520th
Rushing Yards94.823rd
Points For18.825th
Points Against24.323rd

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