It might be only a two game schedule for tonight's open thread, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be lots of football worth watching. The two games tonight are:
- Atlanta Falcons vs. Miami Dolphins (Kickoff 7 p.m. CT)
- Dallas Cowboys vs. Seattle Seahawks (Kickoff 9 p.m. CT)
WHAT TO WATCH FOR:
Have you heard? Dak Prescott is good at football. Yes, it seems only two preseason games are good enough for you to be treated like some form of deity (or at least get covered by the media like you are one). Have Dak’s performances been impressive? For sure they have. He’s a combined 22-27 with 338 passing yards, four TDs, zero interceptions, a QBR of 158, and a completion percentage of just under 60%.
Prescott’s tape has also showcased quite a few positive traits. His touch throws have been some of the best things to watch all preseason, along with his timing and placement on back shoulder fades. That, combined with excellent mobility in and out of the pocket, has given the Cowboys a lot of hope that Prescott might actually be someone who could be a big part of their future down the road. Here’s the thing--the only way we see Prescott during the regular season is if one of two things has happened: Tony Romo’s spinal column has been pulverized yet again or the Cowboys are blowing out one of the other NFC East miscreants. So while it is fun to watch Prescott now, there’s a good chance we won’t see him at all during the regular season.
Seattle is in the midst of a battle to replace Marshawn Lynch. They drafted C.J. Prosise and Alex Collins this year to add to the stable of Thomas Rawls and Christine Michael. Rawls is coming off an injury, and while Michael has impressed, he’s by no means cemented the starting running back position. Look for the two rookies to try and offer some reason as to why they should be included in the current battle.
That’s all for now, folks. This will be your open thread for all the games this evening. Relax, enjoy, and let fly in the comments below.
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