The good news for the Dallas Cowboys heading into the third preseason game is that both of the earlier games have gone pretty well. The bad news is they will be missing quite a few of their stars in the dress rehearsal. The third game is when teams usually like to get their first team some quality reps together but the Cowboys will be without a few top shelf players.
Fans should finally see the debut of Ezekiel Elliott. The Cowboys have been very cautious with their running back ever since he tweaked his hamstring before even the first preseason game. Elliott has managed to get in some practices this past week and should be able to play some reps.
The Cowboys will be without starters like Dez Bryant, Tyron Smith, Tyrone Crawford, and Orlando Scandrick among others. Scandrick has a groin injury so no one should worry about his knee being a problem. We’ll see how much the Cowboys use their first unit in the game.
Of course, Ezekiel Elliott will be a big story for Dallas, but everybody will also want to see if Dak Prescott can continue to his explosive start to his career. For two straight games Prescott has looked like the real deal, a guy who was drafted far too low. Certainly he will have to come down to earth at some point, or at least descend a little from his stratospheric level, but just how much and will it be this week? The plot thickens.
What You Need To Know
Date: August 25th, 2016
Game time: 10:00 PM EST
Location: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
TV channel: NFL Network (joined in progress at 11 PM EST)
Announcers: Seattle - Curt Menefee, Brock Huard | 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: (1-1)
Seattle Seahawks record: (1-1)
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. Preseason injury reports are always wrong!
Scandrick, Orlando - CB - Groin - Out
Dunbar, Lance - RB - Knee - Out
Bryant, Dez - WR - Concussion - Out
Crawford, Tyrone - DT - Concussion - Out
Nzeocha, Mark - LB - Achilles - Out
Crawford, Jack - DT - Undisclosed - Probable
Irving, David - DE - Groin - Questionable
Brown, Anthony - CB - Hamstring - Questionable
Smith, Tyron - T - Stinger - Out
Heath, Jeff - S - Concussion - Out
Tapper, Charles - DE - Back - Probable
Okoye, Lawrence - DE - Ankle - Probable
Gachkar, Andrew - LB - Thumb - Out
Elliott, Ezekiel - RB - Hamstring - Probable
Hanna, James - TE - Knee - PUP List
McFadden, Darren - RB - Elbow - Non-Football Injury
Smith, Jaylon - LB - Knee - Non-Football Injury
Vannett, Nick - TE - Ankle - Questionable
Wright, K.J. - LB - Undisclosed - Probable
Jean-Baptiste, Stanley - CB - Shoulder - Questionable
Hill, Jordan - DT - Groin - Questionable
Webb, J'Marcus - G - Knee - Questionable
Morgan, Mike - LB - Groin - Probable
Reed, Jarran - DT - Foot - Questionable
Barnes, Tavaris - DE - Undisclosed - Questionable
Chancellor, Kam - S - Groin - Probable
Clark, Frank - DE - Calf - Probable
Coyle, Brock - LB - Oblique - Probable
Gilliam, Garry - T - Knee - Probable
Graham, Jimmy - TE - Knee - Questionable
Prosise, C.J. - RB - Hamstring - Probable
Rawls, Thomas - RB - Ankle - Probable
Odds: Dallas +4.5
Prediction: Cowboys 22 - Seahawks 29
Enemy blog: Field Gulls
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