Vikings vs. Cowboys: Postgame Grades, Notes and Quotes for Dallas

August 30, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Dallas Cowboys took the field at AT&T Stadium for the first time in the 2015 season Saturday night against the Minnesota Vikings in the third of the team's four preseason contests. The third preseason game, commonly known as the “dress rehearsal,” typically features extending playing time for the starters and front-line players and provides fans with a glimpse of what they can expect once the regular season starts.
The Cowboys starters on offense (minus Dez Bryant and Zack Martin), led by quarterback Tony Romo, who played the majority of the first half, struggled to get anything going early, often playing from behind the chains. These struggles were largely attributable to the vaunted offensive line, a group that in addition to committing penalties on each of the first two series failed to open up holes for starting running back Joseph Randle.
Randle had six carries for 15 yards and had his best run, a 10-yarder off the left side, called back due to h...

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