The San Francisco 49ers beat the Dallas Cowboys, 28-17. Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo struggled as he threw three interceptions.
The San Francisco 49ers started their season opener against the Dallas Cowboys quickly with a 28-3 lead at halftime, and they never looked back and won, 28-17.
The 49ers scored their first touchdown of the game with only a minute having gone by when cornerback Chris Culliver recovered a fumble by Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray and ran it back 35 yards for a touchdown.
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw two touchdown passes to tight end Vernon Davis in the first quarter. Rookie running back Carlos Hyde ran for a touchdown in the second quarter to have the first touchdown of his NFL career.
The Cowboys attempted a comeback in the second half with a field goal by Dan Bailey. Quarterback Tony Romo threw a touchdown pass to wide receiver Terrance Williams, but the Cowboys were unable to rally back.
Kaepernick finished with 201 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions on 16-of-23 passing. Frank Gore led the 49ers running backs with 66 yards on 16 carries, and Hyde added 50 yards and a touchdown on seven carries.
Anquan Boldin led the 49ers in receiving with eight catches and 99 yards. Defensive end Justin Smith stepped up in Aldon Smith and Navorro Bowman’s absences with two sacks.
For the Cowboys, Romo struggled with 281 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions on 23-of-37 passing. Murray led the Cowboys in rushing with 118 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries, but his fumble allowed the 49ers to score the opening touchdown.