The 2013 NFL season officially goes underway with the Hall of Fame game between Miami Dolphins and the Dallas Cowboys, this Sunday in Canton, Ohio at 8 PM ET.
The Dolphins are the favorites in the NFL odds listed -2.5; the game total was set at 32 points for this match.
The Cowboys have no idea if Tony Romo will be around for the game, or of he will stay just in the sidelines. “It’s one of those deals where I suppose he could play five plays or whatever, but we might lean to no plays,” Garrett said, via 105.3 the Fan in Dallas-Ft. Worth. “But the clock starts on our [first-teamers] in Week 2 of the preseason. So that’s not going to be Tony’s game.”
Dallas expect to give third stringer Nick Stephens most of the snaps. “That’s going to be a Nick Stephens game, and an Alex Tanney game,” Garrett said, referring to the two quarterbacks who will be battling for the Cowboys third string role. Tanney is a recent addition to the team who just signed on July 21.
Miami has no quarterback competitions, but Matt Moore wants to tell his coach he will be ready if the team needs him; that’s why the Dolphins preseason will be fun to follow.
Consider Jason Garret is 5-3 in the preseason since he’s the Cowboys’ coach while head coach Joe Philbin lost all four preseason games in his debut year in 2012.