For those lucky to see the Cowboys vs Broncos game, you’re lucky. I’m stuck here in Houston, and we’re getting the Chargers vs. Rams. Lame.
Kickoff: Texas Stadium, 7PM CST, CBS
The game will be replayed on NFL Network on Sunday, 4PM CST.
Here’s what NFL.com has on the game pregame report:
IRVING, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos are done practicing against each other. Now they have a preseason game to play.
So can there really be any surprises Saturday night after the teams banged against each other during four workouts over two days this week?
“It will be pretty much the same. We’re looking at the basics,” Broncos coach Mike Shanahan said. “We know what they’re going to do, they know what we’re going to do. We’re not going to game plan anything.”
At least the game at Texas Stadium won’t be scripted like the practices were.
Most starters are expected to play at least a half Saturday night, more than they did in preseason openers that both teams won.
That means a few extra snaps to watch:
- Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens going against the Broncos cornerback duo of Champ Bailey and Dre’ Bly. The last time T.O. went head-to-head in a game against the seven-time Pro Bowler Bailey, Owens had the longest touchdown of his career — a 91-yarder in his final game for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2005.
“Nah, I wouldn’t say I own him,” Owens said with a smile. “It’s going to be challenging.”
- Tony Romo and Jay Cutler, the young quarterbacks who became starters in the second half of the 2006 season. Romo replaced Drew Bledsoe in the Cowboys’ ninth game and got into the Pro Bowl, while Cutler matched Hall of Famer Dan Marino as the only rookies to throw at least two touchdowns in each of his first four starts after he replaced Jake Plummer. (more…)
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Webcast for the game, kick99, is usually the best bet, then khoy, the rest are hit and miss. Hope this helps anyone where the game is blacked out, etc.