49ers defense in control vs. Cowboys, Fred Warner 'winning this game by himself'

The 49ers are currently ahead 14-0 in the second quarter of their blockbuster matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, in no small part thanks to their star linebacker Fred Warner.
Dallas Cowboys v San Francisco 49ers
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The 49ers can't have many complaints about the defense so far in this Sunday Night Football matchup, thanks to the leadership of star linebacker Fred Warner.

The San Francisco 49ers currently have control in their blockbuster matchup against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football, with the team enjoying a 14-7 lead early in the second quarter.

Defense was expected to play a pivotal role in this matchup, and that's certainly been true on the Niners' side with the Cowboys offense currently failing to make any headway down the field thanks to the ferocious San Francisco defense.

As could be expected, star linebacker Fred Warner is leading the way for the team with four tackles, a sack and beautiful forced fumble when he clubbed the ball out of the hands of Dallas running back Tony Pollard where it somehow stayed inbounds for the 49ers to bounce on it.

While the 49ers weren't able to capitalize from the excellent field position with running backChristian McCaffrey fumbling the ball just short of the goalline, Warner popped up again with a clutch third down sack that the 49ers were able to take full advantage of when they had excellent field position from the ensuing punt.

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Commentator Cris Collinsworth said it best when he said "Fred Warner is winning this game by himself". Stout defense is going to be critical to get the 49ers to 5-0 for the season, and if Warner's play early on is any indication then the 49ers defense have come to play tonight.

They'll need to keep on their toes for the rest of the game however, as the Cowboys are one of the true Super Bowl contenders in the NFL and anything could happen yet.

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