Jack Crawford made some plays, as Dustin Vaughan struggled

Jack Crawford had an impressive showing during the second preseason game. Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Here are some highs and lows in terms of individual performances from the Dallas Cowboys' loss to the San Francisco 49ers.


Jack Crawford: Starting in place of Tyrone Crawford (back), he had a quarterback hurry and a tackle for loss on the first drive. But he was part of a run defense that allowed 38 yards on the ground in that drive. The Englishman has had a productive summer for the Cowboys.

Andrew Gachkar: Starting with Sean Lee being held out for the second straight game, Gachkar had two third-down tackles on the first two drives. As the Cowboys work through injuries at linebacker, Gachkar has provided some boost.

A.J. Jenkins: He was the 49ers’ first-round pick in 2012 but did not catch a pass for them before he was traded to Kansas City. He caught two passes for 40 yards, taking a big hit on a 19-yarder in the third quarter. But he still faces a long climb to make the 53-man roster.


Dustin Vaughan: With Brandon Weeden knocked out early with a blow to the head, Vaughan was intercepted twice and had one returned for a touchdown by 303-pound defensive tackle Mike Purcells.

Special teamers: There are too many individuals to name just one player, but Jarryd Hayne had punt returns of 27, 34 and 23 yards in the first quarter. Dan Bailey missed a 43-yard field goal attempt in the third quarter. Oh, in the fourth quarter they had a punt blocked for a touchdown.

Gavin Escobar: Perhaps things would have been different if he did not drop a Weeden third-down pass on the second series of the game. He finished with two catches for 16 yards, picking up the Cowboys’ first first down of the game in the second quarter but the drop set a poor tone.