The Dallas Cowboys will play their final preseason game of 2014 against the Denver Broncos tonight. This being the fourth game, you can expect the Cowboys to sit all of their starters and give extended minutes to those guys who are truly battling for a spot at the bottom of the 53-man roster. Because of injuries, the Cowboys will be forced to play some guys they just signed. Old friend Phillip Tanner will handle some of the running back duties as Joseph Randle and Ryan Williams are nicked up with injury. Similarly, newly signed defensive back Jemea Thomas could see time since many of the corners won't play because they are starters or injured.
Additionally, on offense it won't be Tony Romo and company, but Brandon Weeden, Dustin Vaughan and a bunch of guys jockeying for position on the depth chart.
The one big story is the return of DeMarcus Ware. He obviously won't be playing, but his being back in the house in opposing colors will surely be a shock to us all, even though he's been gone for months now. Personally, DeMarcus Ware is one of my favorite Cowboys ever, and I wish him luck wherever he goes, he had to make the best decision for himself and no one can fault him for that.
Here is what you need to know for watching or listening to the game.
Date: August 28, 2014
Game time: 8 PM EST
Location: AT&T Stadium - Arlington, TX
TV channel: KTVT-11 & Others (Do I get the game?)
Online streaming: NFL preseason live
Injury report: The Cowboys do not release an official injury report during preseason, but guys you probably won't see include: Anthony Spencer, Terrell McClain, Morris Claiborne, Gavin Escobar, Joseph Randle and possibly Ryan Williams. At this time, it appears Henry Melton might get a few snaps in.
Odds: Dallas +2.5
Prediction: Week 4 of preseason? Cowboys 31 - Broncos 30.
Enemy blog: Mile High Report
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Week 1: @ San Diego Chargers (Aug. 7, 10 PM EST, KTVT 11)
Week 2: Baltimore Ravens (Aug. 16, 7 PM EST, KTVT 11)
Week 3: @ Miami Dolphins (Aug. 23, 7 PM EST, KTVT 11)
Week 4: Denver Broncos (Aug. 28, 8PM EST, KTVT 11)