There’s professional football again.
TV: NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner
On Tampa’s side, the reigning champions bring back all 22 starters on offense and defense from their Super Bowl season, including Tom Brady, Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, Rob Gronkowski, Devin White, Ndamukong Suh, Jason Pierre-Paul, and head coach Bruce Arians.
For the Cowboys, they hope a season of Hard Knocks leads into a more successful regular season than most of what they’ve had in the last 25 years. That will require a healthy season by quarterback Dak Prescott, who will be surrounded by Tyron Smith, Zack Martin, CeeDee Lamb, Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and more. Defensively, Dallas is looking to first round linebacker Micah Parsons as the savior player under new defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.
The LA Rams won’t begin play until Sunday night, but they are just three weeks away from facing Brady and the Bucs, so it’s not too soon to start talking about the NFL or preparing for Tampa Bay once again.
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