Are the Dallas Cowboys going to sit Deuce Vaughn for the regular season? Fans certainly want them to, so it'll be interesting to see if the rookie running back suits up for Saturday's preseason finale against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Vaughn is all the rage among Cowboys fans and the national media amid his stellar preseason. With touchdowns in back-to-back games and making defenders miss at a high clip, Deuce has all but locked up a spot on the 53-man roster.
Of course, there's other prevailing storylines to monitor. With roster cutdowns just days away, multiple players will be fighting for a job. Week 3 of preseason isn't typically must-see television, but it is when you consider what's at stake for more than half of the offseason roster.
Here's everything you need to know about the game.
How to watch Cowboys vs Raiders:
Folks in the Dallas and Las Vegas market can find coverage on their local CBS broadcast (CBS 11 for fans in the Dallas area). Be sure to note, though, that the game will not be available for streaming on Paramount+ since it's preseason.
For out-of-market fans, the game will also be broadcast on NFL Network, so there's no need to drive yourself crazy looking for a stream.
However, NFL+ offers a subscription for $9.99 a month. Subscribers get access to live local and primetime games on mobile, as well as NFL RedZone.
Cowboys vs Raiders time and location:
The Cowboys will return to the friendly confines of AT&T Stadium to host the Raiders after they played in Seattle last weekend. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT.
Cowboys vs Raiders betting odds:
For any bettors looking to get into a rhythm before the regular season, the Raiders are -5 favorites with -110 odds to cover. The over/under is set at 38.5 points.
We wouldn't reach too much into the Cowboys being underdogs. Raiders quarterback Aidan O'Connell, who had a private workout with Dallas before the 2023 NFL Draft, is the highest-graded rookie in preseason, according to Pro Football Focus, and figures to play most of the game.
Not only that, but Mike McCarthy hasn't given his starters a sniff of action in preseason. Expect that to continue against the Raiders, with the second, third and fourth-stringers getting most of the reps before cutdown day.
Only four more quarters to go until the regular season, folks. We got this.