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

Aug 19, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Brice Butler (19) catches a pass on the one yard line in the third quarter against Miami Dolphins cornerback Bobby McCain (28) at AT&T Stadium. Dallas won 41-14. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

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

Jul 24, 2017; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys rookie defensive end Taco Charlton (97) during the opening day of training camp at River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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

Aug 3, 2017; Canton, OH, USA; Dallas Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers (80) celebrates with wide receiver Andy Jones (81) and running back Darren McFadden (20) after scoring a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals in the first half at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

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

Aug 3, 2017; Canton, OH, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Kellen Moore (17) thaws a pass against the Arizona Cardinals during the first quarter at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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.


1.Ryan Switzer

Jun 13, 2017; Frisco, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Ryan Switzer (10) runs after a catch during minicamp at The Star at Cowboys World Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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