September 8, 2014 Louisville, KY. (Analyzed Sports)
The Cowboys Get Embarrassed By The 49ers
There’s always great anticipation for the first Sunday of the NFL season, especially when there are great match-ups like the Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers. The two teams each came into Sunday’s game with a lot to prove. The 49ers wanted to prove they still had a good defense even without Aldon Smith and the Cowboys Tony Romo wanted to prove he had recovered from his off-season back surgery. However the game would prove that the 49ers defense was just fine, but as for Tony Romo well let’s just say he has had better days!
The game would be held in At&t Stadium in Dallas, as Cowboys fans were hoping that their team would start of this NFL season with a win. The 1st quarter didn’t start good for the Cowboys because running back DeMarco Murray fumbled with just 14:17 remaining in the 1st quarter. The 49ers Chris Culliver would recover the fumble from Murray and score on a 35 yard touchdown return. Dallas kicker Dan Bailey would score on a 29 yard field goal with 7:22 remaining in the 1st quarter, making the score 7-3 49ers. After the Bailey field goal the game would basically be a disaster for the Cowboys.
49ers Colin Kaepernick would throw a 29 yard touchdown pass to tight end Vernon Davis with 5:54 left in the 1st quarter, resulting in a 14-3 49ers lead. Tony Romo would throw his 1st interception in the game to 49ers safety Eric Reid, with 4:52 left in the 1st quarter. The 49ers would score again off another Kaepernick pass to Davis with 4:31 remaining in the 1st quarter.
In the 2nd quarter Romo would throw another interception, this time to 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis with 13:10 left remaining in the 2nd quarter. The 49ers would have a three and out possession, which resulted in punting the ball back to Dallas. Tony Romo would throw his 3rd interception in the 1st half with 3:50 remaining in the 2nd quarter, making it his 11th career game with 3 interceptions. The 49ers would score off of a 4 yard touchdown run by running back Carlos Hyde, making the score 28-3 Dallas. Romo would finish the game completing just 23/37 pass attempts and with a Quarterback Rating of just 19.3.
The 2nd half would be all about defense as both the 49ers and Cowboys each began the 3rd quarter with possessions resulting in three and outs. DeMarco Murray would score on a 2 yard run with 33 seconds left in the 3rd quarter. Dallas would score the last touchdown in the game with 1:55 remaining, making the final score 28-17.
Though the final score may have looked presentable, the fact the Cowboys had 4 turnovers in one half isn’t a good sign for the team moving forward. Also the Dallas Cowboys defense allowed 319 yards of total offense and forced 0 turnovers. The 49ers defense deserves a lot of credit even with the injuries to force as many turnovers as they did. However the question now is with all of his mistakes was Tony Romo really ready to play in the game Sunday?