49ers beat Cowboys 17-9 in exhibition opener

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Published 12:21 a.m. ET Aug. 11, 2019 | Updated 1:26 a.m. ET Aug. 11, 2019

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Dak Prescott got the Dallas Cowboys off to a good start in a brief cameo in the exhibition opener. San Francisco’s rookie receivers took over after that to lead the 49ers to the victory.

Prescott completed all four of his pass attempts, caught one and led Dallas to a field goal on his only drive before the 49ers rallied behind two touchdown catches from Jalen Hurd to beat the Cowboys 17-9 on Saturday night.

“It was a good first drive,” Prescott said. “We came out pretty clean, in and out of the huddle. We set the tempo we wanted to. Obviously, we wanted to get in the end zone.”

The drive stalled when his third-down pass in the red zone was batted at the line by Sheldon Day right back to Prescott, who lost a yard on the play, setting up Brett Maher’s first of three field goals.

“I just wanted to show I could catch too,” Prescott said. “At that point, I figured it was time to get down.”

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