The Dallas Cowboys and the San Diego Chargers face off on Saturday night on the NFL network. Both teams won the first game of the preseason, but the Chargers looked more impressive than the Cowboys. These teams will be using a new football introduced by Nike and there is a good chance that it will affect the game from a betting standpoint.
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The Cowboys may have won the opening preseason game against the Raiders but the offense looked miserable. Because of that output the Cowboys will focus on offense and give more time to quarterback Tony Romo.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said quarterback Romo and the first-team offense will get more than the 11 snaps they received in the first outing. One of the reasons the offense is struggling is the increased amount of injuries they are dealing with.
The absence of deep-threat Miles Austin (hamstring) and Jason Witten (spleen) as primary targets, compounded by an injury-plagued offensive line, is hard to overcome for any team. However a healthy Dez Bryant will help, and running back Felix Jones has looked very good in camp.
The Chargers enter this game after an impressive outing against Green Bay that provided to be costly when running back Ryan Matthews went down with an injury. The Chargers will basically be starting this game with their back up running backs all attempting to fill the void left by Matthews.
Quarterback Philip Rivers saw limited action in the first game and his playing time should increase. It wonâ€™t be long before he is on the side lines.
This game may seem like more of a home game for the Cowboys. Dallas always has a large following and the Chargers did not have a good turnout for the game. The Chargers sold about 700 tickets since Sunday, when the team said it had 6,300 general tickets remaining.
The Chargers will play week two as safe as possible after losing Matthews and will look to work on some fundamentals. Although itâ€™s preseason, the Cowboys always have pressure to perform and the offense will have to put up some points. Look for an impressive offensive output by the Cowboys as they beat the Chargers.