The Dallas Cowboys travel to Santa Clara to face the San Francisco 49ers in each team's first preseason game of the 2019 campaign. Both teams will be on the lookout for stud rookies and depth-fillers to emerge and make themselves known.
How to Live Stream 49ers vs Cowboys
Kickoff is set for 9 p.m. ET Saturday night at Levi's Stadium in San Francisco, California. The game can be streamed online via the NFL Network app and the Reddit NFL Streams subreddit.
Cowboys vs Niners TV Schedule
Saturday's game can be watched locally on KPIX CBS San Francisco and KTVT CBS Dallas, with a national broadcast available on NFL Network.
Cowboys vs Niners Radio Broadcast
Bay Area listeners can tune into KNBR 680 AM, as well as KGO and KSAN, for the Niners feed. Cowboys fans can check out the Cowboys Radio Network, led by KRLD 105.3 FM in the Dallas-Ft. Worth.
The 49ers will be looking to see what lesser-known players and rookies have to offer on the field through these first few preseason matchups. Rookie wideout Deebo Samuel is among the young receivers that are expected to give considerable contributions to the offense. On the defensive side, it is unlikely that No. 2 overall pick Nick Bosa will play at all this preseason, as he's been out of action after suffering a hamstring injury. Head coach Kyle Shanahan will also be looking to determine quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's backup through preseason play.
While star running back Ezekiel Elliot remains absent due to a contract holdout (and similar extension tensions are swelling with quarterback Dak Prescott), the Cowboys will try to block out all distractions and prepare for the season ahead. These preparations involve looking for an able understudy for Zeke if things remain unresolved through the regular season. Names to look out for include Darius Jackson, Tony Pollard, and Mike Weber. There will also be a battle for the second-string QB position between Cooper Rush and Mike White.