SANTA CLARA, CA - Coach Jason Garrett saw all he needed from his number one quarterback Dak Prescott on just one drive.
Prescott made the most of his brief appearance in the first preseason game for Dallas by throwing a 30 yard touchdown pass to rookie Michael Gallup on his only drive before the San Francisco 49ers rallied with two late 4th quarter touchdowns to defeat the Cowboys 24-21.
Nick Mullens threw a 7 yard TD pass to Richie James Jr. with 18 seconds left to cap the comeback. Jeremy McNichols scored on a 1-yard run with 4:24 to go for San Francisco.
San Francisco's Jimmy Garoppolo didn't fare as well as Prescott in his first game action since signing a $137.5 million, five-year contract this offseason. Garoppolo completed 3 of 6 passes on his one drive.
More concerning for the 49ers was the fact that six players left with injuries in the first half with the most concerning ones being shoulder injuries to tight end George Kittle and running back Matt Breida that could sideline them for some time.
Prescott sat out the first exhibition game last season but got one series of action against the 49ers this year and looked sharp. He completed all three of pass attempts and converted a third-and-9 with a 12-yard scramble.
He capped his night with the deep ball to Gallup, who beat Jimmie Ward down the sideline. Ward got the start at cornerback in place of Richard Sherman, who is nursing a hamstring injury.
With the release of three-time Pro Bowl receiver Dez Bryant and the retirement of 15-year tight end Jason Witten, the Cowboys are searching for receiving threats this preseason. Gallup, a third-round pick out of Colorado State, has been impressive so far in camp.
A fight broke out Wednesday morning between Texans wide receiver and 49ers defensive back Jimmie Ward as tempers flared at the start of a joint training practice.
Ward knocked off Hopkins' helmet, angering Hopkins. They exchanged punches before going to the ground before the scuffle eventually broken up.
Hopkins was ejected from practice and sent inside to the practice bubble. Ward remained on the field, but wasn't allowed to practice and was just running on the side.
The two combatants later shook hands and put their disagreement behind them.