Ricky Jean Francois had teammates coming up to him Monday morning in the locker room telling him how his kick blocking near-miss actually might have benefited Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey on his game-tying 48-yard field goal on the final play of regulation to force overtime.
Of the 44 times the Dallas quarterbacks dropped back, the 49ers sent extra pass rushers just nine times.
Jim Harbaugh is addressing the media at team headquarters now commenting on yesterday's 27-24 overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
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Dallas quarterback Tony Romo, he of the fourth-quarter meltdown in the Cowboys' season-opening loss, made amends with an incredible comeback on Sunday.
The 49ers' offensive game plan called for Vernon Davis to have an active role -- as a blocker in front of Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware. That was one of the elements of the 49ers' 27-24 overtime loss that surprised Davis, he said.
Receiver Braylon Edwards left the 49ers' game Sunday game against the Dallas Cowboys with a right knee injury in the first quarter.
Crabtree foot and Goldson knee took part in limited practice last week and were among the 49ers' seven inactive players announced 90 minutes prior to kickoff on Sunday. It is the first regular-season game Crabtree has missed due to injury in his 49ers career.
It's a fast track at Candlestick Park on Sunday, as some of the players are on the field a couple hours before kickoff getting some extra work.
Jim Harbaugh said he learned a lot about his team in the 49ers' Week 1 win over Seattle. Matt Maiocco suggests we will really learn what Harbaugh thinks, based on the offensive gameplan he unleashes.
Coach Jim Harbaugh said both receiver Michael Crabtree and safety Dashon Goldson will be game-time decisions.
Here's the transcript from 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh's Friday press briefing courtesy of the 49ers' public-relations department:
The NFL fined 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks 7,500 for roughing the passer, a league spokesman told CSNBayArea.com on Friday.
Receivers Michael Crabtree and Dez Bryant will probably both be "game-time decisions" for the 49ers and Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.