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Here are three San Francisco 49ers to watch against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, October 22, 2017: Reuben Foster, C.J. Beathard and Solomon Thomas.
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Here are three San Francisco 49ers to watch against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, October 22, 2017: Reuben Foster, C.J. Beathard and Solomon Thomas.

Today’s 49ers game

Opponent: vs. Dallas Cowboys

Time: 1:05 p.m.

Line: Cowboys by 5

Records: 49ers 0-6, Cowboys 2-3

TV/radio: Ch. 40 (Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman), 680, 1320

Three things to watch

BEATHARD’S FIRST START

The 49ers are poised to make a big splash at quarterback, either in free agency or in the draft. That is, unless C.J. Beathard dazzles in the second half of the season. He got off to a good start Sunday with 245 yards in 2 1/2 quarters. He must develop a better rapport with wide receivers Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin, with whom he hasn’t had much practice time this year.

SOLOMON’S SNAPS

Solomon Thomas led all 49ers defensive linemen in snaps against Washington, the first time since early last season that DeForest Buckner wasn’t the unit’s snap leader. The 49ers will lean even more heavily on Thomas, their first-round draft pick, now that their 2015 top pick, Arik Armstead, is out with a broken hand.

CARLOS’ CARRIES

A week after finishing behind rookie Matt Breida in playing time, Carlos Hyde got the bulk of the carries – and two touchdowns – against Washington. But he averaged just 2.2 yards and only 1.4 yards a week earlier against Indianapolis. With a rookie at quarterback, the 49ers would prefer to lean on their running game and should have a chance at that against the Cowboys, who are 22nd in rushing yards allowed per game.

Injury report

49ERS

Out: RB Kyle Juszczyk (back), DE Aaron Lynch (calf)

Questionable: LB Ray-Ray Armstrong (shoulder), LB Brock Coyle (shoulder), LB Reuben Foster (ankle), LB Dekoda Watson (groin)

COWBOYS

Out: CB Chidobe Awuzie (hamstring)

Questionable: LB Justin Durant (groin)

A number of former 49ers had something to say about Dwight Clark prior to Oct. 22's 49ers-Cowboys game, including longtime executive John McVay.

Schedule

Date

Opponent

Outcome

Sept. 10

vs. Carolina

L, 23-3

Sept. 17

at Seattle

L, 12-9

Sept. 21

vs. L.A. Rams

L, 41-39

Oct. 1

at Arizona

L, 18-15

Oct. 8

at Indianapolis

L, 26-23

Oct. 15

at Washington

L, 26-24

Date

Opponent

Time

Today

vs. Dallas

1:05 p.m.

Oct. 29

at Philadelphia

10 a.m.

Nov. 5

vs. Arizona

1:05 p.m.

Nov. 12

vs. N.Y. Giants

1:25 p.m.

Nov. 26

vs. Seattle

1:05 p.m.

Dec. 3

at Chicago

10 a.m.

Dec. 10

at Houston

10 a.m.

Dec. 17

vs. Tennessee

1:25 p.m.

Dec. 24

vs. Jacksonville

1:05 p.m.

Dec. 31

at L.A. Rams

1:25 p.m.

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