Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers 9/18/11

Cowboys at 49ers: my friend Erick said it best before the game, "Great game, circa 1994." Too true. Highlight of the day: Meeting PEDRO CERRANO on the sidelines during pre-game:

Dennis Haysbert - Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

Of course Jerry Jones was in the house:

Jerry Jones - Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

It seems like there is a ton of pressure on Tony Romo this season, probably not ideal for a player known for making costly mistakes with the game on the line.

Tony Romo - Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

Tony Romo - Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

Right off the bat it looked like it would be an exciting game as Romo threw to Miles Austin on the opening drive:

Miles Austin - Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

Austin went on to grab three touchdown passes, more than making up for the drop:

Miles Austin - Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

Miles Austin - Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

The most acrobatic touchdown came from 49ers receiver Kyle Williams who made a jumping catch and then twisted to get both feet down before falling out of bounds:

Kyle Williams - Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

Kyle Williams - Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

Kyle Williams - Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

Kyle Williams - Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

Kyle Williams - Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

Kyle Williams - Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

49ers tight end Delanie Walker made a 29-yard catch-and-run touchdown in the third quarter. Nothing flashy until he leaped over the goal line:

Delanie Walker - Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

Romo got beaten up by the 49ers defense, leaving with suspected cracked ribs before coming back just in time to get sacked by 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald:

Ray McDonald & Tony Romo - Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

Ray McDonald - Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

While Romo was getting treatment, soon-to-be-39-year-old Jon Kitna filled in, throwing a touchdown and two interceptions:

Jon Kitna - Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

On the other side of the ball, 49ers quarterback Alex Smith had a pretty good game by his own standards, going 16 for 24 with 2 touchdowns and only one interception:

Alex Smith - Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

Back from his holdout, 49ers running back Frank Gore was largely contained by the Cowboys front seven, averaging only 2.4 yards per carry:

Frank Gore - Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

Not sure what they're teaching in Cowboys practice, but flagrant face mask grabbing seems to be pretty common:

Kevin Ogletree & Tarell Brown - Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

Gerald Sensabaugh & Anthony Dixon - Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

After a 15-yard personal foul penalty on a 55-yard fourth-quarter field goal by 49ers kicker David Akers that would have given the 49ers a first down on the Cowboys' 22, with a chance to at the very least run off some of the clock, head coach Jim Harbaugh decided to keep the field goal and a 10 point lead. The Cowboys then drove down the field for a touchdown, added a field goal as time ran out in regulation, and then won it with another Dan Bailey field goal in overtime. I can't help but think that Harbaugh's honeymoon with 49ers fans could be shortened a bit by this decision.

Dan Bailey - Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers