Well it’s only a few more days until the Cowboys officially start the preseason and fans have a chance to see some new faces added to their team, along with the returning core players who are poised to begin what some believe to be a Super Bowl run.
Unfortunately, injuries will keep some players from making their Cowboys debut, such as Dez Bryant (ankle), Alex Barron (finger), and Marcus Spears (MCL). All in all Cowboy fans should be ready to see what their team is looking like after a long offseason and be set to get back to some football.
Despite the lack of some superstar pizzazz there are some rookies creating some buzz coming into the Hall of Fame weekend. Players like Sam Young, OT out of Notre Dame and 6th round pick, who has been generating some buzz during training camp and is coming out a pro style system, under the likes of Charlie Weis, could make a positive impact. Young could also help to solidify a much needed backup role to an O-line that has raised many questions over the offseason.
Sean Lee, who has fought a few injuries during camp, is set to debut and show us if Penn State’s reputation of pumping out good LBs remains true with him. He’ll likely be set in a backup role, but could be coming in on nickel situations. Lee has a lot of upside and could be force coming in handy during the season when the veterans need rest during a game.
Fans also should be looking to see how well some of the incumbent veterans are playing like Anthony Spencer, who may see limited action because of a sore Achilles tendon, to see if he can keep the momentum he showed at the end of last season. Speaking of last season momentum, wouldn’t you like to see if Michael Jenkins is still playing at the level he was at last season and see if he is a permanent solution at CB opposite of Terence Newman? And will David Buehler be able to handle kicking duties after a rough training camp? The ability to have a clutch, or even just a dependable, kicker can make all the difference in a Super Bowl team, just ask the Patriots.
If seeing the new and, hopefully, improved Cowboys isn’t enough, fans can also look forward to seeing all time great Emmitt Smith go into the Hall of Fame. Either way, the offseason is almost at an end and it’s time for some football.
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Written by David Willow
My name is David Willow. Your NFL and Fantasy Jedi. I have lived in Dallas, TX most of my life. I have been following both football and basketball since I was a child. I love being able to research and analyze different players and teams. I've been a fantasy sports enthusiast for around 8 years with some titles to back that. I have a Bachelors degree in History with a minor in English. Other hobbies include me being part of an acting workshop for five years, playing guitar, and working out. Hit me up with any comments, questions or opinions.