NFL Preseason: Where to Watch Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers, TV Channel, Live Stream, Odds

The San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys head into the regular season with a mixture of high expectations and numerous questions that need answering.

The two teams collide in Week 1 of preseason in Santa Clara, California, and talking points abound in both camps.

The Cowboys went 10-6 last season, winning the NFC East and returning to the playoffs after a one-year hiatus, before losing to the Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round.

During the offseason, however, good news was thin on the ground. Star running back Ezekiel Elliott has not reported to training camp as he continues to seek an improved contract.

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ESPN reported on Tuesday that representatives for the running back have told the Cowboys Elliott will not suit up in Week 1 unless he gets a new contract.

Aside from Elliott, the Cowboys are also working on an extension for wide receiver Amari Cooper and quarterback Dak Prescott.

According to ESPN, the franchise believes it has made "solid offers" to all three players.

However, speaking on FOX Sports' Undisputed, three-time Super Bowl champion Shannon Sharpe suggested the Cowboys should focus on Elliott first and foremost.

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"Zeke [Elliott] can run you to the Super Bowl," he said.

"I'm not trying to minimize Dak [Prescott], or Amari [Cooper] but if you think for one second that Zeke Elliott is not the engine that runs this Cowboys offense, you're sadly mistaken.

The 49ers, meanwhile, lost second overall pick Nick Bosa to an ankle sprain on Wednesday and NFL's Ian Rapoport suggested the former Ohio State defensive end might not feature in preseason.

On a more positive note, running back Jerick McKinnon was activated from the physically unable to perform list after recovering from a torn ACL, the same injury that sidelined quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo last season.

The 49ers acquired Garoppolo from the New England Patriots in October 2017 and signed him to a five-year deal worth $137.5 million in February last year.

The Illinois native went into last season with high expectations but his campaign lasted only three games before he suffered a season-ending injury, as his team finished 4-12 and missed the playoffs for a fifth straight season.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Saturday.

 Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers
Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers runs up field during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs on September 23, 2018 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Peter G. Aiken//Getty

When and where is the game?

The San Francisco 49ers host the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Kick-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 10.

TV coverage

The game will be nationally broadcast by NFL Network. Local coverage will be provided by CBS-affiliates KPIX and KTVT, with the former covering California and the latter covering the Dallas area.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via NFL Network online as well as via fuboTV.

What to look out for

While Elliott is still AWOL, the Cowboys are expected to give their rookies a chance to impress.

Dallas did not have a first-round pick, but selected UCF defensive tackle Trysten Hill in the second round and Penn State guard Connor McGovern in the third, while Memphis running back Tony Pollard was a fourth-round pick.

Following his injury last season, Garoppolo is expected to play at least part of the game as he looks to find his rhythm.

With McKinnon back, the 49ers have a crowded field, featuring Matt Breida, Tevin Coleman and Raheem Mostert.

While Bosa will not feature against the Cowboys, the 49ers will give their rookies a runout. San Francisco selected two wide receivers in the second and third round of the draft, with South Carolina Deebo Samuel picked at number 36 and Baylor's Jalen Hurd selected at 67.


According to Oddschecker, the 49ers are a four-point favorite and are 47/50 to win and cover the spread. Meanwhile, the over/under bar for total points scored is set at 36.

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