49ers vs. Cowboys

The 49ers dropped a 35-22 road loss to the Cowboys.

San Francisco took an initial 6-0 lead at the end of the first quarter, but those early red zone struggles came back to bite San Francisco in the loss, as did their former wide receiver, Terrell Owens, who finished the game with 7 receptions for 213 yards, and a touchdown.

The 49ers early lead quickly gave way to the Cowboys, who scored 22 unanswered points in the second quarter.

Dallas led 29-9 at the end of the third quarter after scoring on another Tony Romo touchdown pass on their opening drive of the second half. The 49ers also scored on their opening drive of the second half, but similar to the first quarter, San Francisco had to rely on kicker Joe Nedney.

Quarterback Shaun Hill connected on a pair of touchdown passes in the final quarter, while Dallas also added another pair of field goals to round out the scoring efforts.

 4th Quarter Scoring Summary

Nick Folk's 47-yard field goal ended a 12-play, 51-yard drive that began with an interception in the end zone by Anthony Henry for a touchback.

With 8:20 left in the game, Shaun Hill and the 49ers scored their first touchdown on his 18-yard pass to Isaac Bruce. The touchdown pass completed a 5-play drive that covered 80 yards, and included a 30-yard pass to Dominique Zeigler.

After recovering an onside kick attempt by the 49ers, Dallas needed just six plays before Folk connected on another field goal, this time from 42 yards out to up the Dallas lead to 35-22 with 5:11 to go.

A 35-yard return by Delanie Walker on the kickoff set Hill up at his own 43. He connected on long passes of 18 yards to Bryant Johnson, and 22 yards to Jason Hill, followed by another 8-yard pass to Johnson. He then found DeShaun Foster, who headed on in to the end zone for a 9-yard touchdown.  The 49ers failed on their two-point conversion attempt, bringing the score to 35-22 with 3:54 remaining.

 3rd Quarter Scoring Summary

The Cowboys opened the second quarter with a 7-play, 75-yard drive that was finished off with a 10-yard Tony Romo touchdown pass to Patrick Crayton, giving the Cowboys a 29-6 advantage.

The 49ers answered back with a score of their own, albeit another field goal by Nedney from 35 yards out. The kick brought an end to an 8-play, 42-yard drive, and trimmed the Cowboys lead to 29-9 with 8:23 to play in the quarter.

Halftime

The Cowboys headed into the half with a 22-6 lead over the 49ers.

The 49ers originally captured a 6-0 lead over the Cowboys at the end of the first quarter as Joe Nedney connected on his second field goal as time expired, but Dallas quickly took the lead, on the third play of the third quarter with a 75-yard touchdown pass from Tony Romo to Terrell Owens. 

The Cowboys then scored another 15 unanswered points.

2nd Quarter Scoring Summary

The Cowboys needed just three plays to get into the end zone with a 75-yard touchdown pass from Tony Romo to Terrell Owens.  Romo avoided a sack and then launched it deep to Owens, who reached back for the ball and then staved off Nate Clements and Keith Lewis to get to the end zone.

Back to back sacks of Shaun Hill, led to an Andy Lee punt from the back of the end zone, which was blocked by Carlos Polk for a Cowboys safety.

The 49ers next possession began at their 1-yardline as Allen Rossum suffered an ankle injury on the punt and was able to field the ball. A three and out led to another Lee punt from the back of his end zone. Although he managed to get it away, the Cowboys enjoyed starting field position at the 49ers 35-yardline. A few plays later, Nick Folk hit a 48-yard field goal to increase the Cowboys to a 12-6 lead with 7:23 to go in the quarter.

A 45-yard Romo pass to Owens again set the Cowboys up in 49ers territory at the 30-yardline. The defense held from that point, but Folk's 41-yard field goal completed the 6-play, 57-yard drive with 3:06 left in the quarter. The kick gave Dallas a 15-6 advantage.

1st Quarter Scoring Summary

The 49ers crossed into Dallas territory on their first possession of the game, but Joe Nedney's 52-yard field goal just narrowly missed the uprights.

Nedney made good on his next two tries, however, drilling field goals of 23 and 22 yards to give the 49ers a 6-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

His first came at the end of 10-play, 75-yard drive that was highlighted by Isaac Bruce's 34-yard grab to set the offense up at the 4-yardline.

Nedney's second made field goal finished off a quick 5-play, 47-yard drive that was highlighted by a 47-yard grab by Vernon Davis. Davis' catch set the 49ers up at the 4-yardline. Two pass attempts and a run by Frank Gore got the 49ers nowhere, as the offense settled for a Nedney 22-yard field goal as the first quarter came to an end.

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