St. Louis Rams @ Dallas Cowboys
Odds: Dallas (-5) 40.5, 8 ET
Here is the famed OffshoreInsiders.com clipboard for weekend NFL betting.
Garrett plans for quarterback Tony Romo and the starting offense to get their most extensive action in the preseason. The coach said the game situation could dictate exactly how much to make sure they get quality work.
The Cowboys (No. 15 in the AP Pro32) will be without seven-time Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten (spleen) along with receivers Miles Austin (hamstring) and Dez Bryant (right knee tendinitis).
A week after Bradford produced touchdowns his first two drives, Steven Jackson ran for 49 yards on seven carries and the line kept their young quarterback upright, the Rams (No. 28, AP Pro32) anticipate increasing the playing time for starters only a bit this week.
New coach Jeff Fisher is taking a different approach than most coaches, planning to play his starters into the second half in the final preseason game at home Thursday against Baltimore.
The Rams anticipate center Scott Wells, who has been rehabbing from offseason knee surgery since signing a four-year free agent deal, to get his first game action of the preseason. Safety Darian Stewart and wide receiver Brandon Gibson, who both have been bothered by hamstring injuries, also are expected to play for the first time in the preseason.
Source: AP story
Little by little, the Dallas Cowboys vision of what to expect from their retooled offensive line has come into focus throughout training camp. The operative word is “little,” because the projected starters have yet to line up shoulder-to-shoulder in a preseason game.
That is not expected to change Saturday in Cowboys Stadium against the St. Louis Rams (7 p.m., KTVT/Ch. 11), with center Phil Costa projected to miss his third consecutive game with a back ailment. But left guard Nate Livings, who has yet to take a preseason snap, plans to make his debut in a Dallas uniform after returning to practice this week from a hamstring injury.
That will give the Cowboys four projected starters in the trenches, plus reserve center David Arkin, to protect quarterback Tony Romo for the brunt of the team’s most extended dress rehearsal in preparation for a Sept. 5 regular-season opener at the New York Giants.
Source: Forth Worth Star Telegram
The defense will be close to 100 percent Saturday against St. Louis, but DeMarcus Ware won’t play because of a hamstring injury. Having Hatcher, Anthony Spencer and Jay Ratliff back will help.
Source: ESPN Insider
Strongest sports handicapper pick on this game is from the Canadien Crew. What a card, what a card, what a card! NFLX Side and Total Play of the Year is among five huge lock selections, all in NFLX. The wunderkinds of the Canadien Crew have the highest winning percentage in preseason betting history. Betting with the Canadian Crew is gambling’s version of insider trading. You get information very few gamblers and oddsmakers know about. Get at OffshoreInsiders.com