Cowboys starters outplay 49ers; SF wins late 20-13

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Felix Jones got the Dallas Cowboys away from their goal line and, 13 plays later, into the opposing end zone. Marion Barber did most of the hard work in between.

No wonder the Cowboys are so excited about their 1-2 punch in the backfield.

Dallas rode Jones and Barber for most of a 94-yard touchdown drive, the highlight series during the first-half battle between the first teams in a preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday night. The 49ers won the battle of the backups in the second half and wound up winning 20-13 on a 9-yard touchdown run by Kory Sheets with 33 seconds left.

The Cowboys (1-2) outplayed the 49ers (3-0) when the starters were in, with Tony Romo getting the offense into scoring position on three of four drives.

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