Preseason Game No. 3: Vikings vs. Dallas

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 27, 2011 - 12:44 AM
7 p.m. Saturday at Mall of America Field/Metrodome

TV: Ch. 11 Radio: 100.3-FM, 1130-AM

About the Vikings (1-1)

Among the positions still up for grabs are No. 2 quarterback, right guard, strong safety, punt returner, the third and fourth cornerbacks, and the fourth and fifth receivers. There's also a Tuesday roster cutdown from 90 to 80 players to consider. "This game, as I told our team, will play a major role in determining where people are going to fit on our squad," coach Leslie Frazier said. "We have some big decisions to make." ... Starters are expected to play into the third quarter for both teams. Joe Webb will be the Vikings' No. 2 quarterback, followed by Christian Ponder, who will make his Metrodome debut. Anthony Herrera will start at right guard in his first game since tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee last November. ... Eight players won't play, including starters TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) and DT Kevin Williams (plantar fasciitis). CB Asher Allen (toe) also won't play, which will give last week's star -- former Gopher Marcus Sherels -- another extended opportunity to make the team and climb the depth chart.

ABOUT THE COWBOYS (1-1)

Jason Garrett earned the head coaching job by taking a 1-7 team and going 5-3 as an interim coach a year ago. Quarterback Tony Romo returns this fall after missing 11 games because of a fractured collarbone. But he won't have No. 1 receiver Miles Austin (hamstring) in this game. ... Defensively, Rob Ryan takes over as coordinator of a unit that let the team down in 2010. Like all the Ryans, Rob has an attack-oriented defensive mind that likes to confuse offenses with exotic blitz packages. He won't show everything in a preseason game, but look for OLB DeMarcus Ware to move around and challenge both left tackle Charlie Johnson and right tackle Phil Loadholt. Ware has 82 sacks over the past five seasons. ... Starting CBs Terence Newman (groin) and Mike Jenkins (shoulder) won't play. K David Buehler (hip) also isn't expected to play. ... RB Felix Jones is averaging 7.9 yards per carry (10-79). Romo is completing 64.7 percent of his passes (11 of 17). WR Dwayne Harris, a surprising rookie sixth-round draft pick, has five catches for 127 yards and two touchdowns, including a 76-yarder. And rookie Tyron Smith, the ninth overall pick, is the starting right tackle.

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Houston - LP: D. Keuchel 0 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: B. McCarthy 3
Cleveland - LP: C. Kluber 1 FINAL
Minnesota - WP: P. Hughes 4
Detroit - LP: D. Price 0 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: A. Cobb 1
Arizona - LP: O. Perez 0 FINAL
Washington - WP: R. Soriano 1
San Francisco - LP: R. Vogelsong 1 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - WP: T. Wada 2
Atlanta - WP: J. Teheran 8 FINAL
Cincinnati - LP: D. Holmberg 0
LA Angels - WP: M. Shoemaker 2 FINAL
Boston - LP: R. De La Rosa 0
San Francisco - WP: M. Bumgarner 5 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: T. Wood 3
San Diego - LP: T. Ross 1 FINAL
Los Angeles - WP: C. Kershaw 2
Pittsburgh 21 FINAL
Philadelphia 31
Carolina 8/22/14 6:30 PM
New England
NY Giants 8/22/14 6:30 PM
NY Jets
Jacksonville 8/22/14 6:30 PM
Detroit
Oakland 8/22/14 7:00 PM
Green Bay
Chicago 8/22/14 9:00 PM
Seattle
Tampa Bay 8/23/14 3:30 PM
Buffalo
Tennessee 8/23/14 6:00 PM
Atlanta
Dallas 8/23/14 6:00 PM
Miami
Washington 8/23/14 6:30 PM
Baltimore
New Orleans 8/23/14 7:00 PM
Indianapolis
Minnesota 8/23/14 7:00 PM
Kansas City
St. Louis 8/23/14 7:00 PM
Cleveland
Houston 8/23/14 8:00 PM
Denver
San Diego 8/24/14 3:00 PM
San Francisco
Cincinnati 8/24/14 7:00 PM
Arizona
(21) Texas A&M 8/28/14 5:00 PM
(9) So Carolina
Wake Forest 8/28/14 6:00 PM
ULM
Boise State 8/28/14 7:00 PM
(18) Ole Miss
Tulane 8/28/14 7:00 PM
Tulsa
Temple 8/28/14 8:15 PM
Vanderbilt
Rutgers 8/28/14 9:00 PM
Washington St
Weber State 8/28/14 9:30 PM
(19) Arizona State
Montreal 8/22/14 7:30 PM
Winnipeg
Toronto 8/23/14 3:00 PM
Edmonton
Calgary 8/24/14 2:00 PM
Ottawa
Saskatchewan 8/24/14 6:00 PM
Brt Columbia
Ottawa 8/29/14 6:30 PM
Montreal
Winnipeg 8/31/14 2:00 PM
Saskatchewan
Toronto 9/1/14 12:00 PM
Hamilton
Edmonton 9/1/14 3:30 PM
Calgary
Washington 73 FINAL
Indiana 78
San Antonio 84 FINAL
Minnesota 88
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2014 preseason     
Aug 8 - vs. Oakland 7 pmX10-6
Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pmX30-28
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pm
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pm
2014 regular season     
Sep 7 - at St. Louis Noon
Sep 14 - vs. New England Noon
Sep 21 - at New Orleans Noon
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pm
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pm
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit Noon
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo Noon
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay Noon
Nov 2 - vs. Washington Noon
Nov 9 - Bye
Nov 16 - at Chicago Noon
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay Noon
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina Noon
Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets Noon
Dec 14 - at Detroit Noon
Dec 21 - at Miami Noon
Dec 28 - vs. Chicago Noon

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