The Dallas Cowboys will host the Miami Dolphins for their second preseason contest of the 2016 season. The Cowboys had a very good first half last week against the Rams when Dak Prescott led them to three scores (17 points) and looked very good doing it. The second half wasn’t as good as the Cowboys offense stalled under Jameill Showers and the defense was picked apart.
This week against the Dolphins we might get a look at some of the veterans, at least briefly. We don’t know for sure if Tony Romo will play, but he seems to think he will. He might get a couple of series to get his season underway before taking more snaps in the Week 3 preseason game. We likely will not see Ezekiel Elliott. He has returned to practice in a limited fashion, but he probably won’t be cleared for any game action.
On defense, the fans would love to get a look at defensive linemen Benson Mayowa and Maliek Collins, but like Elliott it is doubtful they will be turned loose in a game so quickly after returning from lengthy layoffs.
But the thing that most fans will be interested in will be whether Dak Prescott can repeat, or at least approximate, his performance from last week. Do it once and people take notice, do it twice and people might start to believe.
What You Need To Know
Date: August 19th, 2016
Game time: 8:00 PM EST
Location: AT&T Stadium - Arlington, TX
TV channel: NFL Network
Announcers: Miami - Dick Stockton, Bob Griese | Dallas - Bill Jones, Babe Laufenberg
Streaming: NFL Game Pass - During preseason you can watch the game live by streaming it with NFL Game Pass.
Dallas Cowboys record: (0-1)
Miami Dolphins record: (1-0)
Latest Injury report:
Disclaimer: Don't put too much stock in the injury designations, teams will likely sit out guys who are not 100% healthy or some veterans.
Anthony Brown -CB -Hamstring -Probable
Chris Brown -WR -Foot -Out
Lance Dunbar -RB -Knee -PUP List
Ezekiel Elliott -RB -Hamstring -Probable
Gavin Escobar -TE -Achilles -Probable
Doug Free -T -Foot -Questionable
Andrew Gachkar -LB -Thumb -Questionable
James Hanna -TE -Knee -PUP List
Jeff Heath -S -Concussion -Questionable
David Irving -DE -Groin -Questionable
Darren McFadden -RB -Elbow -Non-Football Injury
Kellen Moore -QB -Lower Leg -Out
Lawrence Okoye -DE -Ankle -Probable
Tony Romo -QB -Collarbone -Probable
Jaylon Smith -LB -Knee -Non-Football Injury
Tyron Smith -T -Stinger -Probable
Devin Street -WR -Leg -Probable
Charles Tapper -DE -Back -Probable
Kyle Wilber -LB -Back -Probable
Chimdi Chekwa -CB -Strain -Probable
Chris Culliver -CB -Knee -PUP List
Kenyan Drake -RB -Hamstring -Questionable
Xavien Howard -CB -Knee -PUP List
Dion Jordan -DE -Knee -Non-Football Injury
Jordan Lucas -CB -Leg -Questionable
Chris McCain -DE -Knee -Probable
Earl Mitchell -DT -Calf -Probable
Ndamukong Suh -DT -Back -Probable
Zach Vigil -LB -Undisclosed -PUP List
Odds: Dallas -4
Prediction: Cowboys 24 -Dolphins 17
Enemy blog: The Phinsider
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