The Hall of Fame game is officially out of the way and that’s good news for us writers to be able to actually start commenting on what’s happening on the field and not so much about what’s going on behind the scenes.
Can we really take very much away from this game? I’ve never really been much of an advocate of the preseason, seeing as how it’s nothing more than a glorified scrimmage. Add to that the fact that this game further discourages teams from trotting out their starters due to the added risk of injury and there you have it, a meaningless game.
Nevertheless, there were still a few things we learned from Sunday’s game, both good and bad.
As far as quarterback play goes I’d say we have a reliable backup in Kyle Orton should Romo have to sit one out. Outside of him, I don’t care what anyone says but I think Stephens and Tanney are going to be looking for work elsewhere.
The running backs looked great which might be unfortunate news for Phillip Tanner seeing as how he might be the one on the outside looking in at the battle between Lance Dunbar and Joseph Randle.
Also, the success of the run game didn’t allow much opportunity for the receivers to get any looks which doesn’t bode well for many of those bubble players.
And last but not least offensively, it looks like Travis Frederick might be all he was cracked up to be, but let’s not forget the competition wasn’t exactly praiseworthy.
Defensively I don’t think there was too much to be impressed about.
Devonte Holloman’s touchdown may have been the highlight of the night and George Selvie was nothing short of spectacular, but outside of those two guys I think there is much to work on still.
The safety position definitely seems like it is once again going to be a liability as Matt Johnson once again is out with an injury. The guy definitely has the heart for football, but was given a body for futbol. On the other side J.J. Wilcox definitely didn’t live up to that training camp hype we all heard about.
All in all there was plenty of good and bad to take away from the game but more important than anything…football season is finally here.