Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is finally recovered and ready for his first taste of preseason action after suffering the back injury that ended his 2013 season. Considering the Cowboys have a new playcaller in Scott Linehan -- and starters typically don't play in the fourth preseason game -- it's important Romo gets some live reps with the offense before the regular season.
Of course, Romo might be the least of Dallas' worries given the injuries to the defense. The Cowboys secondary had an awful outing against the Chargers last week with the top three corners all out for that game. With Orlando Scandrick's suspension, Morris Claiborne dealing with injuries and Brandon Carr's struggles last year, the backups figure to get plenty of work this season. It would give Dallas fans a lot of relief to see a better outing from them this week.
Here's more on what to watch from SB Nation's Cowboys blog, Blogging the Boys.
So far, so good for the Gary Kubiak offense in Baltimore. The Ravens' new offensive coordinator came in with high expectations to fix a unit that was a drag on the whole team last year, causing the defending Super Bowl champs to miss the playoffs.
The Ravens made some changes on the offensive line this year. Early returns were positive last week against the 49ers, so Baltimore will be looking to see if it's a trend going forward. Keep an eye on Bernard Pierce. He'll be the main guy for the first two weeks of the season while Ray Rice is serving his suspension.
For more on the Ravens, visit Baltimore Beatdown.
Here are the details for tuning in Saturday night:
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TexasWhen: 7 p.m. ETTV: NFL Network; 506Sports.com for local coverageRadio: 105.3 FM (Dallas), 97.9 FM (Baltimore)Online streaming: NFL Preseason Live (subscription required)
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