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Jim Tomsula on job security: ‘We’re in a performance-based business’

Jim Tomsula said he’s had no conversations with the 49ers’ front office about job security but realizes his 2016 status depends on how he finishes the season.
Jim Tomsula said he’s had no conversations with the 49ers’ front office about job security but realizes his 2016 status depends on how he finishes the season. The Bee

Jim Tomsula said Wednesday he’s had no conversation with the 49ers’ front office about his job security but realizes his status for 2016 depends on his 2015 record.

“We’re in a performance-based business,” he said. “And all of us in (this business) get it. I don’t think or work that way. My long-term goal is Sunday. That’s just where I stay.”

At 3-7, the 49ers are technically the worst team in the NFC because the two other clubs with the same record, Dallas and Detroit, have better division records. The 49ers are 0-4 against the NFC West and face the division-leading Cardinals Sunday. They’ve also scored fewer points than any team in the NFL.

Et cetera – Running back Carlos Hyde will not practice today, Tomsula said. If Hyde misses Sunday’s game against Arizona, it will be the fifth game he’s sat out with a stress fracture in his left foot.

▪ Tomsula said cornerback Marcus Cromartie “earned opportunities” with his play against the Falcons Nov. 8, which is why he entered Sunday’s game against the Seahawks. Though Kenneth Acker started the game, Cromartie played 47 snaps to Acker’s 31.

▪ Tomsula said the aim for Thursday was to practice and get the players out of the facility in time for Thanksgiving dinner. “The coaches -- their meal will be a little later,” he said.

Matt Barrows: @mattbarrows, read more about the team at sacbee.com/sf49ers.

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