The second San Francisco 49ers preseason game will be on Sunday night at 5:00 p.m. PT. With several competitions still happening in camp, here is a list of who to watch against the Dallas Cowboys:
DL Arik Armstead: Armstead played in most of the second half against the Texans and will appear in Levi’s Stadium for the first time since his college days. He’s already familiar with the building, as he won two games with the Oregon Ducks last year. Armstead may only see Dallas reserves, but he could get some snaps in obvious passing down situations.
OLB Eli Harold: With Aaron Lynch still hampered by a back injury and a weight gain during the offseason, Harold should get more snaps as a result. Corey Lemonier has been mediocre in the last year and Harold should have opportunities to compete as the other OLB alongside Ahmad Brooks.
RB Jarryd Hayne: The Australian rugby player made a name for himself in the first preseason game, but can he repeat his success after coming in as early as he did? It will be his first time playing a game in Levi’s Stadium, which should draw many from down under cheering for him, but hopefully not in the press box.
P Bradley Pinion: Pinion is all-but guaranteed the starting punter job after Andy Lee was traded earlier. He wasn’t bad in the few chances he was given, but we should get a better up-close look at how he does in Santa Clara.
WR DeAndrew White: White has been the training camp and minicamp standout and the wide receiver position has a void with Jerome Simpson’s suspension. There are four WRs guaranteed to make the team, but White could be the fifth person after having a strong camp. His hands have shown to be reliable, but how does he do against opposing defenses?
CB Keith Reaser: Reaser was one of the many players drafted in 2014 to “redshirt” and be ready for this year. Coming off a torn ACL, he played his first game in Houston since the fall of 2013 and had a high number of snaps in the second half. This should be a game where he can make a name for himself on special teams or defense as a reserve.
CB Kenneth Acker: Like Reaser, Acker was on the injured reserve but had a good game last week against the Texans. He was decent in run support and could be even better in coverage as shown on the one play he used the sideline as his friend for an incomplete pass.
DL Quinton Dial: After looking like an interior lineman previously, the 49ers have put him at left defensive end. He had good 2014 in the second half when given time and can be a solid run stopper. If the 49ers want to battle in the trenches, keep an eye on Dial up front to see if there is disruption.