NFL Preseason Week 3: What to Watch for in Thursday’s Action

August 25, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Are you ready for something that resembles NFL football? 
The third preseason game is the closest fans come to watching legitimate play without it actually counting. The league's "dress rehearsal" is the one instance where teams trot out their stars and allow projected starters to play beyond the first half. 
Since the fourth preseason contest devolved into a glorified junior varsity game, this week's meetings are the last chance to put it all together against an opponent before shifting attention toward the regular season. 
A light slate highlights Thursday's action, with the Atlanta Falcons visiting the Miami Dolphins and the Dallas Cowboys traveling to the Great Northwest to face the Seattle Seahawks. 
All four organizations have legitimate playoff aspirations even though three of them didn't make it last postseason. Everyone will get the truest sense of where each stands going into the regular season when these teams meet Thursday. ...

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