The Cowboys visit the Los Angeles Rams in their second preseason game this Saturday at 9:00 PM ET. After some interesting takeaways from the Hall of Fame game, let’s look at five players to keep your eye on this weekend against the Rams.
5. Brice Butler
Butler has made some nice progress thus far and looks like he can be a good depth contributor if he makes the team, as Tony projected yesterday. Butler has always been talented, but raw. Now that he is having a great camp, let’s see if he can keep it up Saturday.
4. Taco Charlton
Taco Charlton looks like an NFL player. It’s never an easy jump from the Big Ten to the NFC East, but he no question showed a nice first step in the Hall of Fame game. Maybe Charlton can get a sack against an average Rams offensive line. He played sixteen snaps last week, I think you see maybe a just a few more than that this weekend.
3. Rico Gathers
Gathers is just too interesting to write off. He’s got a natural ability to find the ball, as he did last week in the end zone, but he needs to clean up everything else if wants to be an NFL tight end. Gathers has an unprecedented combination of size and athleticism. He could be utilized as purely a red zone threat similar to former Lions tight end, Joe Fauria, who grabbed seven touchdowns in 2013 as an undrafted free agent.
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2. Kellen Moore
Moore is an important piece to this roster because he’s the only slightly steady hand behind starting quarterback Dak Prescott. With time in the pocket, Moore is extremely efficient and smart with the ball. Has very little arm strength, yet gets by with great touch and anticipation. He looked good last week until throwing an interception. Moore still finished with a 100.6 quarterback rating.
Switzer was quite productive at North Carolina and he should fit into the Cowboys’ offensive system well. It’s not a sure thing that he will play on Saturday, but since he’s back practicing full time, the Cowboys will likely want to see what they have in their fourth-round pick. Switzer is a guy to pay attention to if he gets on the field this weekend.