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Cheney: City of Destiny, Aug. 11

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A few quick notes before tomorrow's preseason opener, which I will not attend, a move which I'm regretting since I understand they'll be unfurling the NFC Championship banner pre-game. Argh. I'm sending Whiskey Dan and Shane in my place.

  • ESPN has a quick preview
  • of the contest.
  • Seahawks players you won't see at all include (per Sando): Skyler Fulton, D.J. Hackett, Keenan Howry, Jimmy Williams, Michael Boulware, Isaiah Kacyvenski, Joe Tafoya, Floyd Womack, Darrell Jackson, Jerramy Stevens, Marcus Tubbs, Grant Wistrom and Rocky Bernard. "Otherwise," Sando deadpans, "the team will be at full strength."

    Alexander and Hasselbeck will also get very limited turns. Hass will only play a couple of series at most; if the first one spans a lot of time and yardage, that'll be it for him. Seneca Wallace will get the majority of the other reps.

  • As previously mentioned, Terrell Owens is also out of the contest. Also of the Cowboys' injury concerns are CB Terence Newman, LB Rocky Boiman, S Justin Beriault, and DE Marcus Spears. Definitely hit the SB Nation's Cowboys blog, Blogging The Boys, for other game time info.
  • And, once again, stop by here for the game night open thread. That's our little exhibition game here. Alas, I won't be playing either, but you should enjoy the pomp and circumstance we've got ready. More circumstance than pomp, but a tiny bit of pomp as well.