Cowboys Play Second Preseason Game At Denver Tonight

After last week’s loss in San Diego, the Cowboys broke camp and headed east to practice with the Broncos at their practice facility in Denver for the rest of the week.  Bad weather and injuries plagued both teams as Kevin Burnett, LB for the Cowboys, had to return to Dallas for a scope on his left knee and will miss about 2-3 weeks.  Denver lost two promising rookies to injury during the practices also, RB’s Ryan Torain and Anthony Alridge.

Coach Phillips expects to see some different looks on the Cowboys’ coverage teams to try and improve from last week’s disasterous results, but with Burnett out, it could be another tough week for those guys.  He’d also be happy with less penalties and turnovers than the team had against the Chargers, with several of each leading to points for San Diego.. 

There should be some fireworks though due to last year’s preseason match-up when S John Lynch, now with the Patriots, accused the Cowboys of “blitzing too much” and generally playing too hard in the Cowboys’ 31-20 victory over the Broncs at Texas Stadium.  There could still be some bad blood between the two teams as a result.

Since it will be a “messy” game with predictions of rain and wind in the open-air conditions at the new Invesco Field, there may not be much to watch for except the play of special teams and maybe one series by the offensive and defensive starters.    In other words, be prepared for a big dose of Brad Johnson, who was given more reps with the first team offense this week. 

The game is scheduled on CBS at 9:00 p.m. EST.  GO COWBOYS!!!!!


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