49ers rough up Cowboys in Week 2 of preseason
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick saw more time this week than he did in the exhibition opener, but not much. He threw the ball five times, completing two passes for 13 yards. He was also sacked once for a 14-yard loss.
Slash and dash
49ers running back Carlos Hyde, who figures to start come Week 1, carried the ball seven times for 39 yards, cutting through the Dallas defense. He averaged 5.6 yards per carry with a long run of 17 yards.
Coming back strong
49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman made his return to the field after missing all of the 2014 season. He was in on the first series -- a three-and-out -- and racked up three tackles on three plays. He came out of the game after that.
49ers running back and return specialist Jarryd Hayne continued to show great things in Week 2 of the exhibition. He fielded his first three punts for 84 yards, averaging 28.0 yards per attempt. Hayne also rushed seven times for a game-high 54 yards (6.8 yards per attempt).
Booting it through
49ers placekicker Phil Dawson connected on both of his field goal attempts in the first half to put his team up 6-0 over visiting Dallas.
Big boy touchdown
49ers nose tackle Mike Purcell also had a strong showing, building off last week. The 6-foot-3, 303-pound defender picked off a pass in traffic, and took it back to the house for a San Francisco touchdown. The score gave the 49ers a 13-0 lead over the Cowboys at the half.
49ers first-round draft pick Arik Armstead flashed during the Week 2 exhibition game against the Cowboys, applying pressure and absorbing protection schemes to free up San Francisco's defensive lineman and linebackers.
New pass rushers
49ers rookies Arik Armstead and Eli Harold combined for a strong rush on the quarterback, which resulted in a sack.
49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton didn't have the best game offensively. But in the fourth quarter, he broke through the line on a special teams play to block a Dallas punt, which he recovered for a touchdown. The score gave the 49ers a 23-0 lead over the Cowboys.
Tomsula's first win
Jim Tomsula's 49ers got their first win in 2015, albeit a preseason outing. San Francisco was in control for four quarters, defeating Dallas by a score of 23-6 on Sunday at Levi's Stadium.