On Sunday, Nate Clements will be facing an offense that looks nothing like the one he saw while with the 49ers, he said. And he sees an offensive philosophy under new coach Jim Harbaugh that plays to the strengths of quarterback Alex Smith.
The 49ers worked hard to forge a 10-point advantage late in the game against Dallas. But when they needed a late drive, it all fell apart.
With the 49ers thin at wide receiver and cornerback due to injuries, are they actively in the market looking to make a deal? Probably not.
Receiver Braylon Edwards, who sustained a right knee sprain that limited him to the first three plays of Sunday's game, is listed as day-to-day, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said Monday on 95.7 The Game.
Safety Dashon Goldson and cornerback Shawntae Spencer both entered this season with 32-game streaks as starters in the 49ers' secondary. And they might get their chances this week to return to the lineup.
It appears unlikely the 49ers would add a wide receiver this week who could make any kind of immediate impact. Kyle Williams was the 49ers' third receiver. Joshua Morgan and Ted Ginn saw most of the action in two-receiver formations against the Cowboys.
Coach Jim Harbaugh attempts to identify what works best for the 49ers' offense.
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.