The Boys had their final Alamodome practice yesterday and will be heading back home to Cowboys Stadium for the second preseason game against the Tennessee Titans.
Word has it the starters could play into the third quarter. Nick Eatman at dallascowboys.com gives good reasons for this unusual plan and it makes complete sense to me.
1. The Cowboys first game in the new stadium. It’s going to be one heck of a celebration.
2. It’s the Titans third preseason game so they are in that mode.
Eatman says Wade Phillips didn’t say how long the starters would play, just that it would be a lot more than last week’s game.
Another interesting story that caught my attention was Wade complaining about the running race between David Buehler and DeAngelo Smith. As posted earlier this week, the two rookies ran a foot race and DB Smith was burned by K Buehler in a 50 yard dash.
Coach surprisingly put his foot down and decided he was not going to allow any more “extracurricular activity” for fear of an unnecessary injury.
Not sure how to feel about that one. I agree we don’t want any injuries from horsing around, but these are athletes and competition is always a good thing. I think I will stay neutral on this because I can understand both sides.
Finally, ESPN’s Matt Mosley posted Three and Out: Cowboys over at this NFC East blog, basically only stating the obvious.
1. Get ready to hear a lot about the two-tight end offense.
2. The Cowboys could be in big trouble if there’s an injury on the offensive line.
3. The Cowboys could have 63 sacks if everything goes as planned.
CHECK. CHECK. CHECK.
We have been blessed with two amazing tight ends and we sure plan to use them to the best of their abilities.
O-line, ugh. What can you say? No depth.
Sacks for everyone! Roll call – Ware, James, Spencer, Ratliff…!
Big (preseason) game tomorrow! Everyone get your game faces on and hope our ‘Boys break in the new stadium with a outstanding win to remember. I let my boss know that I needed to get done early nearly two weeks ago, and I told him why. I’m setting the DVR anyway but you can imagine how mad I’ll be if I don’t make it home for a live kickoff. The Boys Are Back in Town!