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What to watch for: Cowboys-Rams

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The NFL season officially begins in earnest this week with the start of the preseason for all 32 teams. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend.

Here's what to what to watch for ...


Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams (8 p.m., ESPN)

» Will the crowd be as advertised? Word is, these teams are going to pack the L.A. Coliseum for the opener, a nice way to welcome the Rams back home.

» All eyes on Jared Goff: The No. 1 pick is still technically No. 2 on the depth chart behind Case Keenum, but will he be L.A.'s starting quarterback once the season starts? Jeff Fisher will be looking for a few simple traits: ball security, poise and footwork. How many out of those three does he actually get?

» Can Dak Prescott continue to fend off a veteran? So much of the preseason is about the 2s and 3s and Prescott has been making a push to back up Tony Romo for good. At the moment Jerry Jones seems content to wait out roster cut downs to sign a veteran, but Prescott could keep his spot for good by stringing together some capable performances.

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