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Cowboys Pre-Game: Info On The Preseason Opener Sunday Night In Canton

The Dallas Cowboys begin their quest to be the first team in history to play in a Super Bowl in their own stadium with a Hall Of Fame exhibition game against the Cincinnati Bengals and some of the most controversial members of their 2008 roster. 

Opponent: Cincinnati Bengals (Bengals Team Page)
Game time: Sunday, 7:00 CDT
Location: Canton, OH

Positional Summary of the two weeks in San Antonio

Cowboys injury issues:

Marcus Spears - Sprained MCL, out until early September
Dez Bryant - Sprained ankle, out 3-5 more weeks
Anthony Spencer - Bruised Achilles, uncertain for Sunday
Akwasi Owusu-Ansah - Shoulder/Hamstring, questionable (Update: won't play)
Sean Lee - Strained quad, questionable (Update: won't play)
Alex Barron - Dislocated finger, expected to play 
Martellus Bennett - Sprained ankle, he's practicing but may not play (Update: won't play)
Sean Lissemore - Strained groin, out
Pat Watkins - Sprained knee, out
Montrae Holland - Strained hamstring, out

The last three should all return to practice this week.

Game Previews:

Cowboys I Will Have My Eye On Tonight 
Blogging The Boys game preview from Dave Halprin
Five things that Bryan Broaddus will be watching
Michael Fabiano has a more superficial fantasy preview

Bengals notes:

They're coming off of an eight win season in which they lost to the Jets in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Carson Palmer and Chad Ocho Cinco are back, and they're joined by a slew of ex-Cowboys (including Terrell Owens, Roy Williams, Pacman Jones, Antonio Bryant and Tank Johnson) and Big 12 stars (including Cedric Benson, Jermaine Gresham, Jordan Shipley, Quan Cosby, Chase Coffman, Roddrick Muckelroy, Maurice Purify and Dezmon Briscoe). Bryant will not play.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.