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6 Game Notes from 49ers Week 4 Loss to the Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys handed the San Francisco 49ers their third straight loss on Sunday in Week 4 of the NFL season. The 24-17 defeat drops the 49ers record to 1-3. San Francisco will look to rebound quickly with a Thursday night contest against the Arizona Cardinals.

In the meantime, here's a look at Sunday's game notes against the Cowboys.


Ronald Blair III and Chris Davis split a sack of Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott. The play marked the first .5 sack of their respective careers.


Rashard Robinson made his first career start and recorded three pass breakups. The rookie cornerback's finest play came when he broke up a pass in the end zone intended for Brice Butler. The PBU forced Dallas to settle for a field goal and kept the 49ers within one score late in the fourth quarter.


Pierre Garçon capped a 12-play, 80-yard drive with a 3-yard touchdown run in the second quarter of Sunday's contest. The score was Hyde's fifth of the season, which is a new career high and puts the running back second on the NFL leaderboard (San Diego Chargers ball-carrier Melvin Gordon has six). It was also the first time in Hyde's career that he's scored in back-to-back games.

Aaron Burbridge also grabbed his first career reception, a 5-yard gain in the first quarter.


San Francisco's offense converted its first seven third-down attempts on Sunday against the Cowboys and scored 14 points in the process. It was a drastic improvement from the previous week when the 49ers started 0-for-10 on third down against the Seattle Seahawks.


Jeremy Kerley's 33-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter marked the longest TD catch of his career. The wide receiver finished with six receptions for 88 yards and the score. Kerley also added a 26-yard punt return, his longest of the season.


Garrett Celek posted two career highs against the Cowboys with five receptions for 79 yards. The tight end started in place of the injured Garrett Celek and served as one of Blaine Gabbert's top receiving options.

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