The Dallas Cowboys won their final preseason game, a 30-13 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday night. They now set their sights on the games that count as they are less than a week away from the regular-season opener against the New York Giants on Sept. 5.
Only one starter played for the Cowboys, and Blogging The Boys gave him an evaluation:
The only starter who suited up for Dallas was center Phil Costa, who was getting his first preseason action. He logged 11 snaps on the Cowboys first two drives and then sat out. Costa played reasonably well. There were no bumbled snaps and he was reasonably able to play his role. There weren't any dominating plays, but he also didn't make any egregious ones. On downs where he wasn't superior, the he made enough of a play that his man didn't end it. He did get thrown to the ground on a couple plays, but again, none that affected the play. Not a resounding game, but not a facepalm experience either.
Others who were given playing time were trying to earn a roster spot as the Dallas coaching staff makes their roster decisions for Week 1. The team must be cut down to 53 players by Friday at 8 p.m. CT.