The San Francisco 49ers have attracted a lot of attention as a team that could post a breakout season and earn a playoff berth in 2018. They seem to be a team on the rise and fans will get a first look at them when they face the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night (7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET, NFL Network).
What: San Francisco 49ers vs Dallas Cowboys (preseason game)
When: Thursday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET
Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
TV: NFL Network
Watch online: NFL gamepass
The Cowboys will open their exhibition campaign on the road, traveling up the California coast to take on the San Francisco 49ers. Both teams missed the playoffs in 2017 and hope to rebound. Dallas has been riding the roller coaster since 2013, making the playoffs each even year. The 49ers are looking to make the postseason for the first time in five seasons.