What we learned from Saturday's preseason games


The reigning NFC East champions are scheduled to visit the L.A. Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

The Cowboys have already matched their entire win total from last year's preseason with their win in the Hall of Fame Game against the Arizona Cardinals, so anything at this point will be an improvement from last year.

Regardless, for those die-hard Cowboys fans and committed draftniks, this game was chalk full of intriguing matchups, positional battles and standout individual plays. The rookie quarterback completed his first eight passes, with the last of those a ideal feed to Gathers for the 25-yard touchdown. Naturally, it brought out some fans asking is Rush might be the backup to starter Dak Prescott this fall. Prescott would go on to start every one of the Cowboys' regular-season games in 2016, having one of the best rookie years for a quarterback in National Football League history. He won the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award last season, and he broke the rookie record for passer rating with 104.9.

The NFL however does hold the power to penalize a player without legal charges. Faulk was in Los Angeles for his announcing duties with NFL Network.

Quarterback Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys throws a pass against the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Coliseum during preseason on August 13, 2016 in Los Angeles.

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Second-year starting quarterback Jared Goff drew first blood with a crisply thrown pass to wideout Robert Woods, who lost the ball at the Dallas 4-yard line following a crushing blow by Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens. You can also stream every preseason game by signing up for NFL Game Pass. Time ran out in the half on the team's sixth series.

Without an appeal or a binding ruling decision from Commissioner Roger Goodell, Elliot's suspension would start on September 2nd and he would not be able to return to an active roster until October 23d after the Cowboy's Week 7 game against the San Francisco 49'ers.

The Cowboys' star running back was suspended the first six games of the upcoming season on Friday for violating the league's personal conduct policy following a year-long investigation into his behavior off the field.

Elliott has three days from receipt of the letter to file an appeal, and assuming he does so, he will have a hearing within 10 days of his filing.

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