49ers open season with comfortable win in Dallas
49ers start strong in Week 1
The San Francisco 49ers visited the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, TX to open the 2014 NFL season. They put together a strong performance from start to finish, coming away with a 28-17 victory.
Cornerback Chris Culliver scooped up the ball and returned it for a touchdown after outside linebacker Dan Skuta stripped the ball from Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray.
Tacking it on
Kicker Phil Dawson adds the extra point in the first quarter following the defensive touchdown by Chris Culliver.
Pressure by the Cowboys forces Colin Kaepernick out of the pocket, but the 49ers quarterback keeps his eyes downfield...
Touchdown, Vernon Davis
After Colin Kaepernick escaped the pocket, he located and fired the ball to tight end Vernon Davis for a touchdown.
Eric Reid takes it away
Eric Reid picks off a Tony Romo pass intended for wide receiver Dez Bryant and runs it back inside the 5-yard line. This marked the fifth career interception for the 2013 first-rounder.
Kap gets loose...
Colin Kaepernick feels pressures, escapes the clutches of Dallas defenders and locates a target downfield...
No. 7 to No. 85 again
Tight end Vernon Davis scores his second touchdown of the game, increasing the 49ers' lead to three scores.
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and tight end Vernon Davis find each other after the touchdown to celebrate their blossoming connection and the points.
The captain makes a play
49ers All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis decapitates a long Dallas drive with an end-zone pick of quarterback Tony Romo.
Taking a beating
Cowboys star receiver Dez Bryant is helped up by the training staff after taking a vicious hit from 49ers safety Antoine Bethea.
'Cowboy' feasts on the Cowboys
49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith records his second sack of the day, taking down quarterback Tony Romo.
49ers cornerback Perrish Cox leaps and makes a terrific interception at the catch point on a Tony Romo pass intended for Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant.
Welcome to the NFL
Rookie running back Carlos Hyde powers through traffic and punches the ball in the end zone for a 49ers touchdown, giving the team a 28-3 lead.
With a four-yard run, 49ers running back Frank Gore breaks 31 yards on the day, giving him 10,000 career rushing yards. He now ranks 28th all-time in rushing.
Too little too late
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo throws a late garbage-time touchdown to wide receiver Terrance Williams, making the score 28-17 with 1:52 remaining in the game.