NFL Preseason Week 3: Takeaways from Saturday’s Action

August 28, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The preseason is no joke.
As everyone learned Saturday, a team's hopes and dreams can be dashed during a meaningless contest, and the repercussions can be far-reaching.
Of course, the Dallas Cowboys must now play without Tony Romo for an undetermined period of time, per David Helman of the team's official website. More than anything, teams want to escape this weekend without a major injury.
Unfortunately, injuries are part of NFL life. Some might not have the lasting effects of a starting quarterback going down for a potential playoff contender, but their impact is still felt on their respective rosters.
Good and bad football was played, too.
The third preseason contest is by far the most important, as teams play their starters for an entire half and, usually, a little more. This is where the makeup of a squad can be identified to varying degrees.
Some fanbases are content in what they've seen in limited appearances from their starters. The sky i...

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