The Dallas Cowboys play their first of three preseason games this Saturday, as they open up against the Denver Broncos in the Mile High. While you shouldn't expect the stars from both teams to see heavy minutes in this preseason bout, there are entertaining storylines and players to watch for when these two teams collide.
With that in mind, below, you can find everything you need to know about Saturday's game. Also, don't forget to say Denver Broncos QB Russell Wilson's catchphrase a million times during the game–but make it Cowboys Edition.
“Cowboys Nation, Let's Ride.”
Date: Saturday, August 13 | Time: 8 p.m. CT
Location: Empower Field at Mile High (Denver, Colorado)
TV: NFL Network | Radio: 105.3 The Fan
Odds: DEN -3.0 | O/U: 31.5
- Jayron Kearse, Safety (Questionable)
- Michael Gallup, WR (Out)
- Luke Gifford, LB (Questionable)
- Will Grier, QB (Questionable)
- Ian Bunting, TE (Questionable)
- Anthony Barr, LB (PUP)
- Christopher Allen, LB (IR)
- Greg Dulcich, TE (Questionable)
- Melvin Gordon III, RB (Questionable)
- Tyriek McAlister, RB (Questionable)
- Tim Patrick, WR (IR)
Preview and Prediction:
After seeing these two teams scuffle several times during their joint practice, you would imagine this game could be intense on Saturday. But with multiple starters expected out, I wouldn't get your hopes too high. Maybe one or two play a series, but that's it.
However, that shouldn't turn away your attention as the names to watch out for include WR Jalen Tolbert, DE Sam “De” Williams, LG Tyler Smith, and TE Jake Ferguson.
But, the one underrated player that I'm looking forward to watching on Saturday is QB Cooper Rush.
Since QB Dak Prescott isn't going to get any run in the first two games and QB Will Grier is questionable, fans can expect the Rush-Ben DiNucci show. But with Rush, I hope to see some solid play out of him, as many fans (including myself) have criticized the backup QB position, and I hope he can make me eat my words.
Nonetheless, it's exciting to hear that Dallas Cowboys Football is back, and don't worry, I will be right there with you all yelling at my TV for the Boys.
But in the world of pinning predictions to the sports games, I got the Cowboys beating the Broncos 17-14.
(I made sure I chose a low-scoring game because I'm optimistic that we will see some good kicking from K's Brett Maher and Lirim Hajrullahu.)