Preview: Dallas vs. Minnesota
Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings
Thursday, August 30
7 p.m. CDT
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minnesota
Television: Blue Star Media
Radio: Dallas Cowboys Radio Network (click here to find a station)
Spread: Minnesota favored by 2.
Dallas travels to Minnesota on Thursday for the final preseason game. You might recall that this time last year, Dallas was 3-0 and trying to go undefeated for only the third time in franchise history. Instead, Mike Vanderjagt missed two field goals in overtime, and the team settled for a tie with the Vikings.
One year later, it looks as if another veteran kicker may be on his way out, as Martin Gramatica’s missed extra point, coupled with Nick Folk’s relatively strong preseason, may very well mean that Dallas has a rookie kicker this year.
DallasCowboys.com has a piece about Folk’s chances, as well as other roster spots up for grabs. Other positions to watch are corner, tight end, nose tackle, and fullback.
Associated Press has an article about how the Cowboys are handling their defensive options. Perhaps more interesting is the piece focusing on the rumor that the Cowboys do not think that Julius Jones is very special.
Lastly, the Vikings cut one-time Dallas quarterback Drew Henson, who was also cut last year by the Vikings.