As preseason games go, this one went well for the Cowboys despite the score.
The score wound up against the Dallas Cowboys as they lost the San Francisco 49ers 24-21 in the preseason opener. But that was not the real story. What was important was that Dallas got out of the game reasonably healthy, and saw a lot more good than bad from the players - especially those that are sure to be on the team this year.
It felt a little worrisome at first to find out that the starters (with a few notable exceptions) would be playing a “series or two”, but that feeling is largely just paranoia about preseason injuries. And it didn’t take long for the first string offense to inject a little confidence, as the Cowboys took the opening possession and marched 75 yards in 10 plays, capping it all with a really beautiful 30-yard touchdown pass from Dak Pescott to Michael Gallup. The defender seemed to give up on the play for a moment, but it doesn’t take anything away from what may be a glimpse of the future of the WR1 position in Dallas.