The third preseason game of the year—for the Cowboys in 2014, a matchup with the Miami Dolphins—is always our best chance to grade teams. The starters on both sides tend to play the majority of the game, so we should be able to get a sense of how the Dallas offense and defense are progressing.
Even though the play-calling will probably be pretty bland, it’s always interesting to see how new offensive and defensive coordinators are running things. We’ve already seen more play-action passes from Dallas with Scott Linehan in town, for example.
Let’s take a look at five other important things to watch for from the Cowboys on Saturday against the Dolphins.