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    Cowboys Wishlist: Dress Rehearsal Edition

    In the NFL, the third week is often referred to as the “Dress Rehearsal.” It's usually the week in which starters get the most playing time. That has changed lately, with plenty of teams deciding to take care of their key players instead of risking them on the field. However, the have played their starters on their first two games and there's no reason to believe that will change versus the Texans today.

    Here is my wishlist for the Cowboys vs Texans “Dress Rehearsal!” Let me know what your wishes for tonight's game are in the comments section below or tweet me @MauNFL!

    Wish #1: Justin Phillips Locks Up a Roster Spot

    Phillips has been one of the most surprising players this and preseason. The Cowboys are set at , but Phillips has made sure to be a tough guy to cut. Last week, he had a remarkable interception against the Rams. Despite making a first step toward the line, he managed to adjust and made the play. He has followed it up with more plays in practice.

    If he keeps it up, the Cowboys won't be able to cut him. He has the potential to be a force on and a quality backup.

    Can WR Devin Smith Sneak Onto the Dallas Cowboys 53-Man Roster?
    Dallas Cowboys WR Devin Smith (AP Photo / Josie Lepe)

    Wish #2: Devin Smith Makes Things Interesting

    The battle for the final spots is at full-go. Devin Smith has shined lately, and has risen as a serious candidate to make the roster. However, it seems like other wide receivers have the upper-hand as of now. Earlier this week, I made my Cowboys WR Power and had Devin Smith at #7.

    His TD catch versus the Rams last week was pretty impressive, and I wish he makes a few more plays to make the debate all the more interesting.

    Wish #3: Tony Pollard Does It Again

    Fifth-round rookie Tony Pollard stole was the show last weekend as he racked up 51 total yards (five carries, one catch) and a touchdown on Dallas' first offensive drive. He looked impressive as the starting , giving us just what we wanted to see.

    While many have advertised him as a gadget player, Pollard proved he can actually be a “standard” RB. He ran between the tackles, showed power, balance and great vision. I'm ready to watch it again, this time versus the Texans.

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    Wish #4: Taco Charlton Shines Rushing The Passer

    Taco Charlton has made a couple of plays in preseason on his third year with the Dallas Cowboys. Against the Rams, he batted down two passes and looked good separating from opposing offensive linemen. Charlton has gotten praise from some analysts during these first two preseason weeks.

    But I want to watch some quality from his part. Right now, the Cowboys' roster counts with some promising players, including rookies and . While they're currently below Taco, he must prove he belongs on the roster.

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    Mauricio Rodriguez
    Mauricio Rodriguezhttps://www.facebook.com/PrimeroCowboys/
    I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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