In most preseasons, that’s what this week’s third exhibition game amounts to, the truest litmus test of where a quarterback situation stands, and the most impactful opportunity to make a pitch for a starting job. As expected, this week could have significant ramifications all over the NFL. Certainly they won’t be the only situations working themselves out in the third preseason games.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant will miss the next preseason game after sustaining a concussion in practice. Coach Jason Garrett said Tuesday that Bryant was hurt a day earlier when the receiver's head hit the shoulder pads of safety Barry Church. Garrett says Bryant was held out of the rest of that practice and will not play Thursday night at Seattle. On his Twitter account Tuesday, Bryant promised Cowboys fans that he is OK. Garrett said Bryant seemed "much better" Tuesday, and the coach doesn't think there is a long-term concern. "It was a nondescript hit," Garrett said. "He kind of turned and Barry Church was actually slowing down as he came over to him. But somehow
If there's a real problem with Kelvin Benjamin's conditioning, you wouldn't know it by how he looked on the field against the Titans. His targets in relation to Devin Funchess? That's a little trickier, but not necessarily bad. Benjamin was the target of Cam Newton's first three passes, catching two for first-down gains of 13-plus yards. On both plays it was so evident that his beastly 6-foot-5 size makes him a matchup nightmare for pretty much every defensive back in the league. Funchess, 6-foot-4, also has a size advantage over defensive backs, making him just as tough to tackle as Benjamin. He just didn't gain as many yards on his two receptions as Benjamin did. So if both guys are towering