What’s on at the NFL preseason game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Baltimore Ravens?
Here’s what to look out for from a Dallas Cowboys perspective, and the best of the best from a Ravens perspective.
(Jason Getz/AP)What to watch: Cowboys-Ravens (Thursday, Sept. 12, 7:25 p.m.
ET, Fox)What you need to know:The Cowboys have won their first two preseason games in 2019, and they’ve won seven of the last nine meetings, including four straight in Baltimore.
But the Ravens have struggled in the preseason this year, losing three straight.
The game is set to be the first of two games this year between the two teams.
Dallas won the first preseason game this season in 2017 and has won three of the past four games in Baltimore, including last year’s AFC title game.
The Ravens, meanwhile, will be trying to bounce back from a disappointing performance at the beginning of the year.
They lost their first five games of the season and are now 3-3 and currently 1-5.
The Ravens lost to New England on Sunday and will travel to Denver to face the Broncos on Tuesday.
Here’s what you need from a Cowboys perspective:Dallas’ best players will be lining up for the first time in a preseason game.
There are a few players who will be getting some playing time on offense and defense.
The starters will be Dez Bryant, Dez Williams, Tyron Smith and Anthony Spencer.
Bryant, Williams and Spencer will all play for the Cowboys against the Ravens.
Bryant will be out with a torn ACL, but Williams is questionable for the game with a knee injury.
The defense will be led by defensive end Tyron Johnson, who has played well since returning from his concussion.
He has four tackles and a sack and is lined up at nose tackle for the Ravens, which has been a position of need for Baltimore.
There will also be some new faces in the starting lineup, as rookie linebacker Chris Borland is out for the season with a season-ending knee injury, while defensive tackle Brandon Williams and wide receiver Kenny Britt will get some playing experience.
The Cowboys’ first-round pick, Terrance Williams, is expected to start at nose guard for the second time this year.
The Cowboys will also have the chance to make a push for the top spot in the AFC playoff race with their defense, which ranked seventh in points allowed and tied for eighth in points against per game last year.
The two teams are set to play a preseason exhibition game on Sunday.
It will be the second meeting between the teams, but the first between the Baltimore and Baltimore Ravens since the franchise relocated to Baltimore.
The last time these two teams played was in 2020, when the Cowboys defeated the Ravens 34-24.
The first-year Cowboys coach has a lot of talent at his disposal, and he’ll be looking to get things started in the Ravens’ first preseason contest.
Here’s who the team will have on the field:The Ravens have some new additions to the team this offseason, as they bring in three new starters to the roster: safety T.J. Ward, defensive end Mikel Leshoure and wideout Kevin Norwood.
Ward and Leshowre are both returning from season-opening injuries and will be reunited with former Ravens safety Jerrell Freeman.
Ward is also a second-year player, and Leloure has played in seven games this season and is on the roster for the third time.
Ward is the lone returning player on the Ravens roster, which also features defensive tackle T.Y. McGill and linebacker Brian Poole.
The team has five returning starting offensive linemen, and rookie linebacker Josh Jones will likely be the team’s starting left tackle.
McGill and Poole have been together since the beginning, and their experience combined with the addition of the Ravens linebackers will help the Ravens gain a bit of momentum heading into the preseason.
The addition of Norwood, who is signed for another year, should help the team to start off the season well.
Norwood will play at nose cornerback for the Raiders.
The Raiders had one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL last year, and Norwood will help fill that void for the new offense.
He has made an impact at the defensive line, where he started at nose last year and had a sack.
Defensive tackle Terrance Smith was also a big part of the Raiders’ success last year at the nose position, but Norwood was the one who had the most sacks in that position.
Smith has not played since suffering a season end injury in December, but he could be a strong contributor in 2018.
Smith and Norfolk will likely split the defensive snaps between defensive end Charles Harris and linebacker Daryl Smith, who will play nose tackle.
Harris will likely start at middle linebacker, while Smith will be asked to play the nickel.
The linebackers will split reps at nose, which is the position in which the