C.J. Beathard thought he had two probabilities to maintain the 49ers in the sport in opposition to the Cowboys earlier than issues snowballed right into a blowout, 40-10.
The first got here when he was stripped by move rusher DeMarcus Lawrence on a play that started on Dallas’ 5-yard line close to the top of the first half.
“That will have been a landing,” Beathard stated after making his first profession start. “Marquise (Goodwin) was streaking in the again of the top zone. It was identical to we practiced all of it week.”
A landing would have stored the 49ers inside placing distance. They went into the break down 20-Three and will have closed the hole to 10 if the rookie quarterback had a break up second to seek out his open wideout behind the protection.
Left deal with Joe Staley was crushed by Lawrence, who’s been one of many league’s premier move rushers. His sack gave him 9.5 on the yr after coming into the sport main the league.
A second massive play got here on fourth-and-four on the subsequent possession, San Francisco’s first after halftime. Kyle Shanahan elected to go for it at Dallas’ 28-yard line as a result of he felt the sport may need been slipping away and a discipline objective wouldn’t have been sufficient to remain in it.
Beathard’s goal was undrafted rookie Kendrick Bourne, who wound up falling down as Beathard delivered the move, and it fell incomplete. The Cowboys received the ball again and scored a 72-yard landing on a swing move to Ezekiel Elliot on the next snap.
“We had him,” Beathard stated of Bourne on the fourth-down play. “As I used to be throwing the ball, he tripped. If he hadn’t tripped on the DB’s ft or no matter occurred there, it will have been a giant play.”
Beathard’s ideas on his day as an entire: “(There are) lots of issues to enhance upon, clearly.”
True. Beathard accomplished 22 of 38 for 235 yards and no touchdowns. He took 5 sacks, usually hanging on to the ball too lengthy or moving into stress.
Dallas introduced blitzes and pressures Beathard stated he hadn’t appear from the protection on tape beforehand. The Cowboys have been coming off their bye week after the 49ers performed three straight highway video games.
Beathard displaced Brian Hoyer for the beginning job final week when Shanahan inserted him into the sport in the second quarter. The 49ers wound up out-scoring Washington 24-12 with Beathard in the sport.
Beathard didn’t throw a landing move in opposition to the Cowboys. However he did rating the staff’s solely speeding landing on a quarterback draw from 4 yards out in the fourth quarter.
“He’s a tricky child,” Shanahan stated of his rookie sign caller. “On no account was he excellent. … The kind of child C.J. is, the kind of competitor he's, it’s going to be good tomorrow (Monday) to sit down down and watch the tape with him and actually coach him up.”