Come Sunday the San Francisco 49ers might be getting a glimpse of Colin Kaepernick calling the snaps against the Dallas Cowboys. Rumors are swirling that the 49ers are growing impatient with Blaine Gabbert and will pitch in Kaepernick to lead them.
Star Telegraph reports that the 49ers do not want to go down in the history books as one of the teams that the Cowboys beat four out of five meetings. Gabbert has come out as a disappointment as the team now sports a 1-2 record.
With is lackluster performance, it seems the 49ers want Kaepernick to take the lead. Though Kaepernick is still trying to recover from his shoulder, knee, and thumb injuries, 49ers coach Chip Kelly might be forced to play him through Sunday’s match.
Kaepernick has no plans of putting an end to his national anthem protest but that will come as a non-factor as they need a win badly. As the 49ers are getting ready for their match, the Cowboys also have some good and bad news. The Bad news is that wide receiver Dez Byrant is a doubtful starter for Sunday’s match due to a hairline fracture in his right knee.
According to ESPN, Bryant missed out an MRI, a treatment session, and two team meetings. Concerns even grew when Bryant missed a team practice Thursday, but the Cowboys are hopeful that he could suit up against the 49ers.
Without an ace wide receiver, the Cowboys will have to rely now on Dak Prescott who continues to impress his critics. Under Prescott, the Cowboys are now 2-1. With fellow rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott leading the way, a win on Sunday will truly cement that the two are the future of the Cowboys.
The odds may favor the Cowboys but they must not underestimate the 49ers as they have this Sunday as a test. It will not come as a surprise if Kaepernick will start this Sunday and Prescott must check his bags of tricks to outwit the 49ers’ defense.
Catch the Cowboys vs. the 49ers this Sunday at 4:25 p.m. EDT via live streaming at NFL Game Pass.
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