While he still has some work to do in order to make the cut for the 49ers final 53-man roster when the season begins, the signs from his first two games suggest he is firmly in the running.

“It’s disappointing”, Romo said after the 49ers ran away with the contest 23-6.

Let’s review some of the most glaring issues that I saw out there and what the possible solution could be in order to get better in my four revelations from the preseason. We’ll watch the tape and try to find some of the positive things and build on those and address the negative things. “You hate that it happens to such a great player”. Period. The standard we set is high and we’re looking for guys to play to that standard. “We’ll get it done”.

McFadden would test Bowman again on the following play, this time to even worse results, as the running back couldn’t split far enough right before the linebacker, accompanied by OLB Aaron Lynch, stopped him for a one-yard loss.

Third-round draft pick Chaz Green isn’t expected to be back for the start of the regular season because of hip surgery, leaving a potential roster spot open.

“I wanted to be out there”, Bowman said. “I am 31 years old and I don’t want to be 50 and not able to remember my kids’ names. We’re hopeful he’ll be OK”. “What is your take on this Cowboys team?”

Tony Romo was among several Cowboys who tweeted their support of Scandrick not long after practice ended. Bowman is back, all right. “Sending prayers out to Orlando Scandrick”, Romo wrote.

Smith, however, could not hang onto the six-point-play when Cowboys defensive back Corey White got one of his hands into the mix and poked at the ball.

Though he was hailed for his bravery in quitting the NRL, many thought his bid was a pipe-dream that would ultimately see him make a sheepish return to his home-town Sydney after a few months. But again, it’s part of our game.

The 49ers did enjoy some offensive success in the second quarter of that game when backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert found tight end Garrett Celek for a 10-yard touchdown score, which was followed up by a 37-yard field goal from veteran kicker Phil Dawson.

Henderson said Tyler Patmon would be the top candidate to fill in for Scandrick as the slot corner.


The former rugby standout ran with his back to the line of scrimmage to haul in a 66-yard punt by the Cowboys’ Chris Jones over his shoulder. He is also getting a long look at safety.