Cowboys 40, 49ers 10

The 49ers broke out of their streak of just barely losing Sunday by stepping back into the comfortable and familiar role of getting their butts walloped.

Not that there weren’t some “if they had just …” moments to lighten the locker room gloom. If Trent Taylor hadn’t fumbled and handed Dallas its first seven points and if the O-line hadn’t allowed a strip sack to keep them out of the end zone just before the half, it might have only been a 13-10 deficit to begin the third quarter.

But it wasn’t. And the rest was a cruise control stomping that has become a familiar story in 49erville during the post-Harbaugh era.

Reuben Foster returned to action after six weeks, but left with an injury in the third quarter. He has been unable to finish even one game so far this season. The other first round pick, Solomon Thomas, has played every game, but continues to be mostly invisible. His best play in this game was a text book tackle of Ezekiel Elliott in the Dallas backfield while oblivious to QB Dak Prescott strolling by him carrying the ball up field right through Thomas’ vacated DE spot.

Rookie QB CJ Beathard got his first start and played reasonably well while being introduced to the sort of pounding that eventually turns Niner QBs into happy feet fellows.

One noticeable difference between this year’s group of losers, compared to the previous two years of losers, is that the offense has very few 3 and outs. They move the ball a bit between the 20 yard lines and throw in a big play here and there, but always manage to wheeze out before acquiring any points. Whether this is due to our brilliant new play caller HC or the subtraction of the previous useless QBs is a matter of conjecture, if anybody feels like wasting precious oxygen on such trivial pursuits.

49er great Dwight Clark, who’s dying of ALS, was honored at halftime by a large contingent of players from the 1981 team that launched a twenty year dynasty. A dynasty now 36 years in the rear view mirror with very little hope of a return to glory any time soon. Or ever, perhaps, considering the douche bag group that now owns the team.

Next up, a trip to Philadelphia, where the Niners can mathematically eliminate themselves from having a winning season. The only remaining drama at that point would be whether they will achieve infamy with an 0-16 season.

And the image in the rear view mirror grows dimmer by another year.




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8 comments on “Cowboys 40, 49ers 10
  1. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    No delusions on my part Skeebs.
    When it was determined during the week that EzE won another stay of suspension from Herr Goodell and the Elites, it was pretty obvious to me that stopping him, (with the 2 ‘street signings’ of DL-men), was going to be damn near impossible.

    Heartbreaking to see DC in the condition he is as well.
    Eddie was visibly distraught throughout the ceremony as well. Sad.

    For all the barbs, (and outright disgust), I have hurled in Jed’s direction in recent years, Tweeter showed me something, by arranging the event in the way he did.

    Having been devoted to the franchise since Eddie took control, it’s a testament to his stewardship that has made this Franchise what it is, despite the actions and interference from wannabe Jed and Dr York.
    I hold hope that Jed will someday learn just what Uncle Eddie did, and continues to do, for the 49er legacy.

    Times have changed in the NFL to be sure, but, Eddie is as genuine an Owner in his own way, that any sport will likely ever see.
    I’m proud to have had him where he was in my life.
    Family is where it’s at for me and, obviously for Eddie.
    His players prove that time and time again.
    When you treat players as people, and, seek to include them as members of your own family, business becomes part of life.
    The devotion and genuine comfort he extended, has changed lives in a most meaningful way.
    When Eddie says he’ll take care of you. He isn’t making idle promises.

    Well done Sir!
    You’ve done us ALL proud.

  2. winderNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- that was nice. The 49ers have always been special, Eddie D just made them more so.

  3. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Thx Winder.
    I seriously have to wonder why more Owners don’t practice what they preach.
    Eddie made this Franchise what it is.
    His guys love him to this day, as was evident on Sunday for DC.
    You don’t fake that kind of devotion. Especially in sports.
    Eddie turned football into family.
    Likely the reason I’ve been raising 9er fans in my own family all these years 😀

  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Hue Jackson is starting to look as baffled and clueless as Singletary looked when the losses mounted.

  5. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Now he faces a real coaching dilemma. How to keep the 49ers off the bottom for another week (given their absolute refusal to help) and how many times can he bench his QB in a single game if playing in the UK?

    Maybe it’s time to move the team again. Somewhere in West Virginia perhaps.

  6. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Cleveland is going the route I’ve accused SF of doing.
    Sashi Brown, and Paraag, have circumvented traditional NFL principles when it comes to Cap Mgt practices, vital to handling the complexities of Contracts to be sure.
    However, at some point, all the ‘beans’ need to fit a football model.
    Coaching is the glue that puts all those ‘beans’ into a winning product.
    I believe it also was instrumental in dividing the NFL traditionalists, while putting pressure on the Draft processes normally handled and evaluated by the GMs.
    Great to have Cap space and well manicured budget to purchase talent.
    Hence, even then, if your FO sucks, your record sucks and, your Franchise isn’t viewed as a ‘model’ destination, what’s the upside?

    Eddie never had those problems.
    He also was, part and parcel, the reason for the Cap structure in the first place.
    He was an Owner who spent for the talent, which included Coaches and football guys.
    You don’t win when there’s too much talent and no one to organize them.

    https://tinyurl.com/y9mog8p7

  7. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The Osweiller deal was a perfect example of how a team with money ‘bought’ a dead Contract in exchange for Picks.

    All those Picks are valuable of course. If you can organize them, and keep them around, beyond their initial Rookie deals.
    Players want to win in the end.
    If they can’t, they’ll often take money to ‘hang around’.
    The trick is to find the guys that want to win, over guys that want to ‘hang around’ for the paycheck.

  8. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

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Sept. 10: vs Carolina: L 3-23
Sept. 17: at Seattle: 9-12
Sept. 21: vs. L.A. Rams: L 39-41
Oct. 1: at Arizona: L 15-18
Oct. 8: at Indianapolis: L 23-26
Oct. 15: at Washington: L 24-26
Oct. 22: vs. Dallas: L 10-40
Oct. 29: at Philadelphia: L 10-33
Nov. 5: vs. Arizona: L 10-20
Nov. 12: vs. N.Y. Giants: W 31-21
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Nov. 26: vs. Seattle, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 3: at Chicago, 10 a.m.
Dec. 10: at Houston, 10 a.m.
Dec. 17: vs. Tennessee, 1:25 p.m.
Dec. 24: vs. Jacksonville, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 31: at L.A. Rams, 1:25 p.m.
 
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1. ILB Reuben Foster
3. CB Ahkello Witherspoon
3. QB C.J. Beathard
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