Cowboys news: Everything you need to know about the Cowboys/49ers game tonight

Cowboys @ 49ers preseason 2018: How to watch, game time, TV schedule, online streaming, radio & more – Blogging The Boys
Tonight is the first preseason game for the Dallas Cowboys against the San Francisco 49ers, so here is how you can catch it.

Information on the Dallas Cowboys 2018 preseason game against San Francisco, including the game time, TV channel, how to stream the Cowboys-49ers game online, radio, odds, announcers, predictions, and more!

Broaddus: What To Watch In San Francisco – Bryan Broaddus,
As is par with Broaddus, this article is chock full of things to keep in mind.

It’s probably not going to be a very pretty game of football, and the Cowboys may even lose. But that’s not the point. During these preseason exhibitions, the Cowboys’ coaching staff is trying to see who they have on this roster and how they might help this team going forward.

Rather than worrying about the score, it’s all about evaluation in these settings. Who carries over their practice performances into the game? Who puts his best foot forward? This is the first big test of the preseason, and it will go a long way in shaping our opinions of these players.

For the most part, I expect that we’ll see the first offense and defense go at least one series in this game, then turn the game over to the backups. Jason Garrett has gone as far to say that those that have been practicing will play and those that have missed time will not. Ezekiel Elliott falls into the category of those that have practiced but likely not to play at this time.

10 detailed reactions to the official Cowboys depth chart for San Francisco – R.J. Ochoa, Blogging The Boys
R.J. looks at what is most interesting about the first depth chart of the year. While it will be revised quite a bit, there are still some things we might not have expected – like this.

Jaylon Smith is listed as a starter… at middle linebacker

It’s not preposterous that Jaylon Smith could be the team’s starting MIKE linebacker, but we heard all sorts of discussions throughout the offseason that the Cowboys were considering moving him to SAM.

Maybe the Cowboys will have Jaylon play SAM… at times. And maybe they’ll have him play MIKE… at other times. When Dallas drafted Leighton Vander Esch many thought he’d be the starter at MLB with Jaylon at SLB but alas, LVE is backing up Jaylon in the middle.

49ers To Play Garoppolo Against Cowboys In Preseason « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth (via AP)
Seems pertinent.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is going to play at least one possession in the preseason opener Thursday night against the Dallas Cowboys, coach Kyle Shanahan said.

“He’ll play somewhat into the first quarter. We’ll see how long the opening drive is,” Shanahan said Tuesday.

Top 5 plays from Cowboys-49ers last matchup – K.D. Drummond, Cowboys Wire
This look back at last year’s regular season matchup between the Cowboys and the 49ers is a nice idea. Several are plays we hope foreshadow things to come, especially the first career sack by Jaylon Smith.

Smith seems to, at least for now, be holding off first-round pick Leighton Vander Esch as the starting Mike linebacker. It’s not a concern, the great Sean Lee didn’t start a single game as a rookie. When Vander Esch is in the game, expect Smith to take on more pass-rushing responsibilities, because why wouldn’t a defense allow a player to do something he’s good at?