The 2013 NFL season is almost here, but first, there is one more set of preseason games to go. Thursday will be a busy day, with all 32 teams in play. None of the games promise to be particularly exciting, with starters expected to sit for the most part. An evening game between the Houston Texans and the Dallas Cowboys at least has some intrastate flair, however.
The Cowboys appear to be doing well on the injury front. The loss of Jay Ratliff to the PUP list hurts, but otherwise the team is heading into the regular season with a strong bill of health. Anthony Spencer is expected to return next week, according to the Cowboys blog Blogging The Boys, which should help the pass rush immensely.
The Texans are also dealing with a few nicks, though not to extreme levels. Arian Foster has maintained that he is ready to go after sitting out preseason, although he is still expected to sit against the Cowboys. DeAndre Hopkins is also reportedly progressing well from the concussion he suffered. Though he likely won't play Thursday, there's a good chance he would have played if it were the regular season, according to Texans blog Battle Red Blog.
Thursday, Aug. 29, 8 p.m. ET
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Dallas: KTVT 11 CBS
Houston: KTRK 13 ABC
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Dallas: KRLD 105.3 FM
Houston: KILT 610 AM, KILT 100.3 FM