49ers game grades from statement domination over Cowboys on Sunday night

The 49ers had their first true test against the Cowboys and passed it with flying colors, winning 42-10 in a game that was never close. Niner Noise hands out grades (hint, there's a lot of A's).

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13) with running back Jordan Mason (24)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13) with running back Jordan Mason (24) / Thearon W. Henderson/GettyImages
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Christian McCaffrey, 49ers
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49ers Offensive Grades

The 49ers offense had 25 first downs, six touchdowns, over 300 yards of total offense, and only one turnover against what was a top-five NFL defense, statistically.

49ers Rushing Offense

The rushing offense was not just the Christian McCaffrey show for once.

McCaffrey had his most inefficient performance this year, finishing with only 51 yards on a paltry 2.7 yards per carry. He was clearly the focal point of the Cowboys defense, and they keyed in on him and then some.

But the other 49ers pulled their weight. Deebo Samuel had 30 yards on five carries, and Jordan Mason had 69 yards on 10 carries as he filled in admirably for McCaffrey and then took the beginning portion of garbage time carries.

Both Mason and McCaffrey finished with a touchdown, and even Tyrion Davis-Price got into the game, though 21 yards came when the Niners were simply trying to burn the clock.

San Francisco's rushing attack was not overly impressive, but it was situationally dominant, and that's all that was needed.

Grade: A-

49ers Passing Offense

Against a vaunted Cowboys pass rush, Brock Purdy was sacked once on a semi-scramble after a blitz. Against a talented Cowboys secondary, Purdy threw for 252 yards and four touchdowns, missing only seven throws on 24 attempts, and generally keeping the ball out of harm's way.

With Purdy, the question has started to change from what he can do, and how much he could limit this offense, to what can't he do, and what is the limit for a player who has managed to exceed every expectation.

Equally deserving of props are George Kittle, who had a career-high three touchdowns on only three receptions, Brandon Aiyuk, whose four receptions for 58 yards understate just how open he was, and Deebo Samuel, who had 55 yards of his own.

The 49ers passing offense was simultaneously efficient and explosive. That is a hard combination to beat.

Grade: A

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